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Lisa Yount, PhD QEP Director yountl@savannahstate.edu
Dee Dee Botticelli Assistant to the QEP Director botticellid@savannahstate.edu
Shante’ Smith QEP Student Outreach Coordinator smithsh@savannahstate.edu
Trelani Duncan QEP Liaison to the ReWrite Connection duncant@savannahstate.edu

Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan, Savannah State University
Whiting Hall, Room 126, Box 20345, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone: 912-358-3151 Fax: 912-358-3829


Ten Things You Need To Know About the QEP:

  1. What’s a “QEP”?

  2. What’s our QEP about?

  3. Why writing?

  4. Why focus on my attitude?

  5. How can this QEP change my attitude about writing?

  6. How will the QEP work in my classes?

  7. What help can I expect outside the classroom? 

  8. How is the local community getting involved?

  9. When will this all happen?

  10. What is SACS and why do we need to be accredited?

The University is required by SACS (SSU’s accrediting body) to choose a five-year project that will enhance the quality of Savannah State students' education.

The official name of our QEP is “The Write Attitude! Enhancing Student Learning by Fostering Positive Attitudes toward Writing.” Translation: We will create a campus culture that cultivates a positive attitude towards the practice of writing, which will, in turn, help you become a better writer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVANNAH STATE'S QEP PROPOSAL: 

 

The Write Attitude! Proposal (.pdf)

 

 


ABOUT THE QEP:


DOCUMENTATION OF UNIVERSITY SUPPORT:


INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY/UTILIZING EXISTING RESOURCES:


BIBLIOGRAPHY, RESEARCH, AND WORKS CONSULTED:


10 Things You Need To Know About the QEP

On March 22-24, 2011 the SACS On-Site Review Committee will be on campus to ask about the QEP. YOU may be selected to explain the QEP.

 

Here’s a quick study guide:

  1. What’s a “QEP”?
    “QEP” stands for “Quality Enhancement Plan.” The University is required by SACS (SSU’s accrediting body) to choose a five-year project that will enhance the quality of your education.

     

  2. What’s our QEP about?
    The official name is “The Write Attitude! Enhancing Student Learning by Fostering Positive Attitudes toward Writing.” Translation: We will create a campus culture that cultivates a positive attitude towards the practice of writing, which will, in turn, help you become a better writer.
     

  3. Why writing?
    Writing frequently strengthens your critical thinking skills, reinforces your knowledge of a topic, and allows you to express your unique viewpoint on a topic. Simply put, it makes you smarter!
     

  4. Why focus on my attitude?
    Generally, people who are good writers have a positive attitude about writing. But, if you don’t have confidence in your writing skills, you probably don’t like to write and consequently you avoid opportunities to write. If you enjoy writing, you’re more likely to write; and the more you write, the more the quality of your writing will improve; and the better your writing, the better you’re able to learn and work with ideas.
     

  5. How can this QEP change my attitude about writing?
    You’ll cultivate “The Write Attitude” as you write about subjects you are passionate about, or receive helpful feedback that tells when you are on the right track and where you need assistance. As you build confidence in your writing skills, you are more likely to embrace the opportunity to express yourself in writing.
     

  6. How will the QEP work in my classes?
    You can expect many more opportunities to improve your writing skills in all of your classes, regardless of discipline or major.
     

  7. What help can I expect outside the classroom?
    Resources like the ReWrite Connection, the Center for Academic Success and Career Services already help students with writing and learning. With the QEP, they will sponsor more opportunities for you to exercise your writing “muscle” with new programs including:
    - Workshops and Tutorials
    - Faculty and Student Writing Fellows Program
    - Community and Alumni Outreach/ Guest Speaker Program
    - Student Writing Showcases and Writing Contests
     

  8. How is the local Savannah community getting involved?
    SSU is reaching out to the local community so you can get real world experience regarding the importance of writing. Some of the community partners and QEP activities that will showcase your writing skills are:
    - In2Books
    - DEEP creative writing arts education
    - Peer tutoring in community schools
    - Mentoring events from community business leaders and educators through on-campus discussions
    - SSU alumni
     

  9. When will this all happen?
    The QEP is NOT YET in progress; SSU has been creating the plan and building awareness about it. Once SACS approves SSU’s QEP, the program will launch Spring Semester 2012. The program will build over five years. In 2017 SSU will submit a progress report on the success of the QEP.
     

  10. What is SACS and why do we need to be accredited?
    SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) is the regional accrediting body for colleges and universities in the southeast. SACS accredits SSU to award degrees. Every ten years SSU must be reviewed to get reaccredited so we can:
    • maintain our reputation as a quality institution
    • make sure that SSU and its programs meet or exceed the same standards as other regionally accredited institutions
    • ensure access to federal grants such as funding for student financial aid


Office of Quality Enhancement Plan, Savannah State University
Whiting Hall, Room 126, PO Box 20345, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone: 912-358-3151  Fax: 912-358-3829