About Hodges University's QEP What is a QEP? QEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan, and it is part of a university-wide initiative to improve the quality of education for Hodges University students. Purpose: The purpose of Hodges University's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is to improve students' ability to write effectively within disciplines (your area of study). Objectives: The QEP's objectives are to integrate Writing in the Disciplines (WiD) best practices and to establish programs and services to support and enhance discipline-specific discourse communities throughout the Hodges University culture. Strategies: Strategies include mentoring and support for students and faculty in WiD-focused courses, implementing a faculty professional development program to train faculty in WiD, and establishing program-specific writing expectations, and reviewing placement and assessment policies and procedures as they relate to QEP initiatives. Summary of Key Strategies: Writing—Your Path to Success - Key Strategies for Success Taking faculty feedback and best practices into consideration, the Design Team narrowed the QEP to the following key strategies: Appointing WiD Leads from the faculty to be responsible for the development of program-specific WiD initiatives within the academic programs Establishing a virtual WiD Resource Center that will be available to all Hodges students and faculty. Program-specific writing guides, informed by best practices and designed by program faculty, will be posted and maintained on the WiD Resource Center site. Using a writing coach to assist discipline faculty in WiD-specific courses to ensure consistent application of WiD guidelines and the writing process Professional development to train faculty in WiD best practices.