Guilford's accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, requires that each school in the association submit a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) when applying for reaffirmation of accreditation. Guilford will be applying for reaffirmation of accreditation in a few years and we are now in the beginning stages of selecting a QEP.
"Faculty" Forum: 17 September 2014, , Bauman West Gallery of Founders Hall
Community Senate: 22 September 2014, , Boren Lounge of Founders Hall
Student Government Association: 29 October 2014, , Hendricks Hall Lounge
Open Community Form: 19 November 2014, 3:45 - 5:15 pm, West Gallery of Founders
The Ad hoc Committee has reviewed the comments and suggestions gathered from the various physical and virtual forums that we have had this fall. The committee believes that all suggested topics would greatly benefit student learning. But, since we can have only one QEP – and this QEP needs to be doable, assessable, sustainable, and focused – the committee has narrowed down the list of possible topics to four proposed “finalists” listed below – in alphabetical order.
1.Creative Works / Undergraduate Research
4.Quantitative Literacy / Quantitative Reasoning
The Ad hoc Committee to Select the Topic for Guilford’s next Quality Enhancement Plan has included a few thoughts associated with each proposed finalist to help initiate a broader conversation at an Open Community forum on Wednesday 19 November. The community is also welcome to submit comments on the web at
Student learning is the heart and soul of the QEP. Simply put, the QEP is Guilford’s homegrown plan to devote a measure of our talent, energy and resources to improve an aspect of student learning that we find meaningful given our mission, visions and values, our understanding of the current state of student learning and our vision of what we would like our students to know or do in the future. It is a forward looking opportunity to do something positive for student learning and, in that sense, the QEP is in keeping with Guilford’s longstanding commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
The QEP topic selection group has taken the suggested topics that it has received as of August 21, 2014 and grouped them into categories (see below). We will continue to accept suggested topics throughout the summer and expect to have open forums to discuss these ideas in the fall semester. Please direct questions/comments/suggestions to Steve Shapiro (email@example.com). This file contains the details associated with each submitted idea organized by "category" (see list of categories below).
4. Principled problem-solving (Climate Change)
The QEP Topic Selection Committee are posting these submitted "titles" so that the community can be kept informed of the ideas that have been submitted. The ordering of these proposed ideas is in reverse chronological order based on the time of submission. We remain in the community-wide brainstorming phase so we have not posted the detailed description of any submitted idea. Later, when we discuss these ideas, we will provide more detailed information about them. We will update this list periodically.
Collaboration is the skill that ties all other skills together
Enhancing instruction through technology
Technology Engagement Across the Curriculum
Experiential Learning/Civic Engagement
Inclusive Excellence through Cultural Literacy and Universal Design in Instruction
Equality in all things
How We Read
Engaged Learning: This QEP goal would enhance student learning by providing students with a range of opportunities to link theory with practice through experiential learning.
Learning through Diversity
Enhance student mobility across cultural, professional and academic spaces
Creation of student run businesses that incorporate opportunities for students in various disciplines
Enhance Experiential Learning in the Curriculum
Enhancing student wellness -- physical, mental / emotional, religious / spiritual, financial, ecological, etc.!
The Classroom is Everywhere: Developing Innovative Pedagogies and Rethinking Learning Spaces
Active learning in the classroom
Enhancing quantitative / analytical skills
Creating real world work opportunities for students
Enhancing public speaking
Enhancing understanding of climate change
Continuing to enhance, “Writing Across the Majors”
Enhancing undergraduate research
Enhancing understanding by faculty of CCE students’ non-academic responsibilities
Preparing students for an interconnected global community
Enhancing analytical reading
Enhancing critical thinking
Integrating international education throughout the curriculum
Developing information literacy as a habit of mind.
Enhancing understanding of globalization and cultural diversity
Implementing universal design for learning
Enhancing Instruction through Technology
General Education revision as the QEP