SACS Criteria A well-defined issue related to enhancing student learning Embedded in university’s on-going planning and assessment Broad participation.
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SACS Criteria A well-defined issue related to enhancing student learning Embedded in university’s on-going planning and assessment Broad participation Building on current research/best practice Potential to be transformative
History 2005-present: Revision to General Education 2008-09:Focus Carolina Fall 2009:Call for QEP Proposals January 2010: Four proposals selected February 2010: QEP Committee established August 2010: Draft QEP proposed Fall 2010:University-wide forum, website, continued development
Key Elements Within-the- Classroom (WTC): Experiences in a university classroom, on-campus laboratory, or virtual classroom Beyond-the-Classroom (BTC): Experiences outside a classroom setting(may or may not be for credit). Short term: Lecture by world leader, MLK service day, leadership seminar Long term: Living & Learning Community, research project, service learning course
Major course experiences Service Carolina Core International Research Leadership Students choose within and beyond the classroom experiences consistent with their needs, interests, career, and life goals. Step 1: Intentionally select experiences Internships
Major course experiences Service Carolina Core International Research Leadership Innovative technology supports coordination and selection of opportunities. Step 1: Intentionally select experiences Internships
Students connect WTC and BTC experiences through reflection, discussion, creation, application & synthesis. Step 2: Meaningfully connect experiences to one another Integrative Learning!
Empower students to be valuable 21 st century citizens, employees, and family members, as they Grasp realities of workplace, community, home Take initiative Work as team players Think analytically Evaluate alternatives Create solutions Goal: Empowerment
Building on our Strengths!! Beyond the Classroom Experiences Academic Programs First Year Experiences Division of Student Affairs Center for Teaching Excellence Technology in Transition
What will change? Focused support for enhancing learning through BTC experiences and integrative learning (first year through graduation) Greater collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs More effective utilization of technology to enhance student learning Better prepared students /graduates
Next Steps Spring 2011: Communication of proposal throughout USC Continued solicitation of input SACS review and feedback (March 29-31) Summer 2011: Finalization of proposal Fall 2011: Implementation
For Further information: http://www.sc.edu/provost/qep/