Criteria for QEP Success

Graduate Writing Sample/Electronic Portfolio Analysis

  • Show increases in writing proficiency as evidenced by graduate writing samples, student portfolios, and external evaluations.  (2006 Benchmark—73% scored 3 or higher on holistic rubric.  QEP goal is 80% scoring 3 or higher on holistic rubric.)

Community College Survey of Student Engagement

  • Show increases in CCSSE student response data relating to student perceptions of growth in writing skills, writing lab usage, etc.

Faculty Perception Survey

  • Show growth in positive faculty perceptions regarding writing practices evidenced by Faculty Perception Survey
  • Decrease the percentage of faculty who have changed or eliminated writing assignments (Faculty Perception Survey Question 9—Have you changed or eliminated writing assignments or test questions because of poor student writing?)

Writing Center

  • Show increases in the number of students seeking academic support with writing
  • Show increases in the number of faculty referrals for writing assistance
  • Show increasing usage of online writing center once established
  • Show correlation of higher GPAs for freshman writing center users (students with fewer than 30 credit hours) compared to non-users (students with fewer than 30 credit hours)

Professional Development

  • Increase the number of faculty participating in Writing Across the Curriculum professional development activities
  • Show increases in “writing to learn” activities as indicated by syllabi  and responses on Faculty Perception Survey.