Quality Enhancement Plan
Writing is a critical skill that goes beyond demonstrating proficiency with the mechanics and structure of writing. Writing facilitates critical thinking. Writing is a means to assess and communicate what has been learned. Morehouse College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is intended to improve the writing skills of lower and upperdivision students through teaching writing skills in:
- English Composition 101 and 102;
- in the Freshman Year Experience (FYE), the General Education Curriculum (GenEd), the Black, Life, History and Culture (BLHC), designated writing intensive course in academic majors, and courses and topics presented in Crown Forum;
- providing faculty workshops designed to teach faculty the techniques identified as the best practices to teach and assess writing, and
- assigning students to the Writing Lab for one on one tutoring to develop and to improve writing.
Skill in writing will be demonstrated by learning outcomes that will be assessed through evaluation of written artifacts collected from each of the curricula components listed above.
Progress towards achieving the QEP goals and meeting student learning outcomes will be assessed by the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE), working with the QEP Director, using the QEP Writing Rubric. In order to manage implementation of the plan and assure support for all QEP activities, the provost will appoint an advisory board and a QEP Director who will report to the provost.