• Writing – Your Path to Success

    Writing – Your Path to Success is Hodges University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (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:

    1. Appointing WiD leads from the faculty to be responsible for the development of program-specific WiD initiatives within the academic programs
    2. 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.
    3. Using a writing coach to assist discipline faculty in WiD-specific courses to ensure consistent application of WiD guidelines and the writing process
    4. Professional development to train faculty in WiD best practices.
  • Minnette Smith
  • Minnette Smith
    Quality Enhancement Plan Director
    Liberal Arts
    4501 Colonial Blvd.
    Fort Myers, FL 33966
    Phone: (239) 938-7803
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