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1 1 Your Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Administrative Council September 21, 2009

2 Students will demonstrate: 1. their ability to apply effective learning strategies to core academic tasks. 2. increased academic success in key gateway courses. 3. their use of academic support services designed to enhance their learning outcomes. 2

3 1. Faculty development 2. Integration of learning strategies into the curriculum 3. Free study skills opportunities a. Workshops for students in Nursing/Allied Health programs b. Free, accelerated study skills course open to all students 4. Academic support services (Learning Center and Library) 3

4  Strategies: ◦ Learning Styles Assessment ◦ Teaching Styles Assessment ◦ Online resources: ◦ SAILS TIPs ◦ In-service workshops ◦ Inter- and intra-disciplinary workshops ◦ Summer Academy 4

5 2009 Activities:  Selection of research-based learning strategies Strategies will be selected to enhance student learning in the following core concepts:  Read to Understand  Listen Actively  Organize for Effectiveness  Development of rubrics for assessment 5

6 Spring 2010 Activities: Faculty training for integration of learning strategies Fall 2010 Activities: Begin integration of learning strategy instruction  6 gateway courses (4 sections each)  7 non-gateway courses 6

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8 Beginning Summer 2010 Respiratory Therapy Nursing 8

9 Year One (Fall 2009 – Spring 2010): Develop course curriculum; Student contest to name the course Year Two (Fall 2010-Spring 2011): Implement first class sections: 1 section in Roane and 1 section in Oak Ridge each semester Year Five ( ): Expand to 10 sections across college 9

10  Promote awareness-building visits  Conduct active learning workshops  Promote group study rooms  Enhance web pages; make more interactive  Develop information pathfinders  Train staff and tutors in SAILS concepts 10

11  Choose one learning concept:  Read to understand  Listen actively  Organize for effectiveness  Choose 1 of 2 strategies selected for each concept.  Receive training in how and why to use the strategy. 11

12  Directly teach the strategy to students through modeling.  Embed the strategy in authentic tasks or assignments.  Use the appropriate rubric to assess a minimum of two tasks or assignments. 12

13 Learning Concept: Read to Understand Select one of the following learning strategies: 1) Generating questions 2) Graphic representations 13

14  Give students a reading assignment, for inside or outside of class.  Ask students to read the material and generate questions as they read.  Questions should include “How” and “Why” stems to go beyond literal meaning.  Ask students to answer the questions they have generated.  Students can work individually or in groups. 14

15  Collect students’ questions and answers.  Use the rubric to assess their work.  Provide feedback and practice for students.  Submit composite sheet reflecting scores to Institutional Research.  Require students to use the strategy; assess a minimum of two times. 15

16 For this learning strategy, faculty will teach students to construct a visual representation of the concepts within the reading assignment. Examples: comparison/contrast chart, concept map, timeline, cause & effect, etc. 16

17 Evaluates student’s ability to:  Identify the main idea and supporting details  Understand key vocabulary in the text  Draw appropriate conclusions based upon the nature of the text &  Generate Questions/Graphic Representations 17

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19  Conduct Learning Styles Assessment for Students  Conduct Teaching Styles Assessment for Faculty  Select Learning Strategies and Rubrics for Listen Actively & Organize for Effectiveness  Enlist faculty to teach strategies  Conduct Workshops for Students (Learning Center)  Student contest to name COLS 1010  Curriculum development 19

20  Train Faculty to Use Strategies and Rubrics  Recruit Students for Summer Workshops and COLS 1010  Continuation of academic support service initiatives  Develop Summer Academy 20

21  Integrate learning strategies into the curriculum  Recruit Students for COLS 1010  Conduct COLS 1010 and Workshops  Continuation of faculty development  Continuation of academic support service initiatives 21

22 22 SAILS Total Resources Total SAILS Budget Year One:$133,913 Year Two:$136,442 Year Three:$143,478 Year Four:$147,578 Year Five:$153,567 Five Year Total: $714,978 Total New Monies Budget Year One:$62,538 Year Two:$65,067 Year Three:$72,103 Year Four:$76,203 Year Five:$82,192 Five Year Total: $358,103

23 23 Key Deliverables Year gateway and non-gateway students 200 Allied Health & Nursing students 120 COLS 1010 students 1,020 Year 3 1,100 gateway and non-gateway students 255 Allied Health & Nursing students 210 COLS 1010 students 1,565

24 24 Key Deliverables Year 4 1,500 gateway and non-gateway students, 305 Allied Health & Nursing students _ 240_COLS 1010 students 2,045 Year 5 2,400 students, gateway and non-gateway 330 Allied Health & Nursing students 300 COLS 1010 students 3,030

25  Be informed  Encourage students to attend workshops, go to website, participate in SAILS contest, etc.  Explore student website:  Get in the boat! 25


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