Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)


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FAMU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) will use enhanced classroom activities, technology, and campus resources to help students become better writers. As a result of the QEP, students will achieve higher rates of course completion and improve writing skills, be better prepared for success in grad school, and meet employer demands for strong written communication skills.

Our Goal

The overarching goal of Florida A&M University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is to improve writing proficiency by providing students with multiple opportunities throughout their matriculation to engage in writing activities. The key component of #WriteOnFAMU is the establishment of a Writing Across the Curriculum program, which will help to foster a campus climate in which faculty are encouraged and supported to teach using high-impact educational practices and create opportunities for students to enhance their writing proficiency. Consistent with the University’s Mission Statement, developing students’ written communication skills in and out of the classroom will improve student learning, and prepare graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service to society.

Updates to the #WriteOnFAMU Quality Enhancement Plan are provided below. Newsletters, Assessment Results, and Annual Reports will be added upon completion. For additional information, please contact the program office at wac@famu.edu.

Fall 2019 Newsletter
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About FAMU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Executive Summary

Florida A&M University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), #WriteOnFAMU, seeks to create a culture in which students become actively engaged in their learning through writing proficiency. #WriteOnFAMU will build a campus climate in which faculty are encouraged and supported to teach with high-impact educational practices and create opportunities for students to: enhance their writing proficiency, reflect on their own writing, and provide meaningful feedback to their peers.

Desired Goals and Outcomes

The #WriteOnFAMU QEP is focused on enhancing proficiency in writing.

Learning Environment Outcome
Develop a culture of writing by enhancing resources and learning environments to improve writing proficiency.

Key Activities:
  • Identify writing enhancement courses across curriculums to ensure students are receiving instruction on how to improve their writing throughout their matriculation.
  • Provide additional resources to the writing resource center.
  • Develop a recognition/reward system for faculty, staff, and students.

Faculty Outcome
Faculty will incorporate high impact pedagogies and provide co-curricular experiences that improve written communication skill.
Key Activities/Competencies:

  • Faculty and staff value high-quality writing.
  • Faculty incorporate high-impact pedagogies that improve written communication skills, such as: problem-based learning, collaborative learning, capstone projects, project-based learning, etc.
  • Faculty and staff provide co-curricular experiences, such as: service learning, research, co-curricular activities, attending related campus events, attending off-campus events, etc.

Student Learning Outcome
Students will be able to effectively express thoughts and synthesize ideas using standard English and appropriate vocabulary in quality written documents related to their disciplines.

Key Competencies:

  • Explain the importance of writing in relation to learning and career success.
  • Exhibit confidence in ability to effectively organize and express ideas in writing.
  • Utilize Standard English and appropriate vocabulary in writing.
  • Effectively proof read and edit written work, both self and peers.
  • Develop career-appropriate and discipline-specific documents with well-founded perspectives related to the students' emphases.
  • Utilize appropriate and relevant content to synthesize ideas within the context of the discipline in writing.


2018 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)


QEP Faculty & Student Resources


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Faculty Resouces

Here, faculty will find samples of writing assignments with appropriate prompts, a variety of differentially-styled rubrics, as well as various tools for assessing writing proficiency. 
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Student Resouces

Here, students will find samples of resumes, essays, papers and reports, as well as other written works and different writing styles. These  resources can be downloaded and used for free. 
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WAC Resouces

Writing Across Curriculum's most commonly understood method and practice of teaching. 
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