QEP Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

The CCC&TI Quality Enhancement Plan will address the writing deficiencies addressed in our rationale by focusing on discipline-based writing rather than instruction in composition classes.  The overall goals of the CCC and TI QEP are to enhance student writing and create an institutional culture of writing.  This plan defines good writing as the ability to produce unified, coherent, well-developed written communication using standard English as measured by the QEP rubric.  The following chart outlines the QEP goals, objectives, and strategies for achieving these goals:

QEP Goals QEP Objectives QEP Strategies
  • Enhance student writing

Establish programs and services to develop and enhance students writing skills.

  • Plan and implement writing centers on both campuses.
  • Develop an online writing center
  • Create an institutional culture of writing.

Integrate writing across the curriculum

  • Implement a professional development program to train faculty cohorts in writing across the curriculum strategies.
  • Emphasize discipline-based writing.

The two goals state above will form the basis of our QEP by providing support for faculty through professional development and support for student learning through academic assistance with writing in all disciplines. Specific student learning outcomes include:

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to produce a clear and focused main idea or thesis.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of development of ideas, paragraph structure, and organization.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for effective development of supporting material for a main idea or thesis.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for writing clear and effective sentences.
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of standard English usage, grammar, and mechanics.