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  1. What is QEP?
  2. Why is it important to me?
  3. Why is TAMIU doing this?
  4. How does it work?
  5. For more information.
  6. Related Links

 

What is QEP? – QEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan and is TAMIU’s plan to improve undergraduate writing and create a campus culture that promotes and values writing.  The QEP will be used during the “Write On, TAMIU” campaign, which promises to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives by embracing writing.

 

Why is it important to me? – The QEP is TAMIU’s way of making sure you have the skills you’ll need when you graduate.  By enhancing the quality of your writing and preparing you for real-life situations, TAMIU is confident that your co-workers, employers and community groups will value your writing skills.

 

Why is TAMIU doing this? – Because we want you to succeed, both during your college career and after you graduate.  The QEP was created as part of the SACS accreditation process and is designed to provide you with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. 

 

How does it work? – The QEP has several goals:

  • Increase the pass rate on the University Writing Assessment – Currently, the first-time pass rate is 60% and for re-testers, the pass rate is only 40%.  The QEP strives to increase those percentages to 70% and 60%, over the next five years.
  • Extend writing activities throughout the University – One way the QEP will accomplish this goal is through the establishment of the Scholars Alliance for Learning and Teaching (SALT).  This faculty group will focus on increasing short writing assignments across all disciplines.
  • Emphasize excellence throughout the community – To ensure your success, TAMIU will gauge area employers’ satisfaction with TAMIU graduates.  The QEP goal is to have 80% of employers express satisfaction with graduates’ writing skills.
  • Research effective writing enhancement studies – The final goal will be to distribute the findings of the QEP, sharing what works best with other academic community members, so they too can improve the education of their students.

 

For more information – Please contact Dr. Jeffrey Cass, associate provost, at 326.2601, visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 255C or e-mail qep@tamiu.edu.

 

Related Links –

TAMIU SACS page – http://www.tamiu.edu/sacs/

TAMIU Writing Center – http://www.tamiu.edu/writingcenter/

TAMIU Testing Center – http://www.tamiu.edu/adminis/pase/testing_center/index.htm

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