Middle Tennessee State University will host a pair of one-hour informational town hall meetings to educate faculty and staff about the new “MT Engage” Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
The QEP is an accreditation review requirement every 10 years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the regional accreditation body for higher education institutions in the South. MTSU’s plan will need to be implemented in time for the SACS on-campus review in spring 2016.
Two upcoming town hall meetings will showcase what MT Engage has to offer faculty, staff and students in regards to enhancing the university’s curriculum and preparing students for successful careers. After a brief presentation, time will be allotted for questions and discussion.
WHAT: Informational town hall meetings about MT Engage
WHO: MTSU faculty and staff
WHEN: 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1
WHERE: Cantrell Hall, Tom H. Jackson Building
About MT Engage:
Colleges and universities, in accordance with SACS, participate in what is known as a Quality Enhancement Program or QEP.
The QEP describes a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined and focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution.
MTSU’s unique QEP is called MT Engage.
The mission of MT Engage is to strengthen student learning from the time they arrive on campus by enhancing active learning and activities in curricular service-learning courses.
Active learning includes project-, problem- and collaborative-based learning, which students will showcase in an e-Portfolio that will also allow them to reflect on their learning in the classroom and beyond the classroom.
Student learning outcomes targeted by the QEP will be enhanced, integrative, reflective thinking; effective communication; personal and professional development.
The QEP is still being developed by a committee and subcommittees representing a cross-section of faculty, staff and students and is chaired by Dr. Dianna Rust, an associate professor in university studies.
MT Engage follows the university’s previous reaffirmation initiative, the Experiential Learning, or EXL, program, which emphasized hands-on activities and public service as an integral part of a student’s learning experience during their junior and senior years.
For more information about MTSU’s QEP, visit www.mtsu.edu/QEP.