Quality Enhancement Plan

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University’s Quality Enhancement Plan Think in Ink  is a writing and thinking initiative that weaves crucial communication and critical thinking skills into a wide range of disciplines through writing and thinking-enriched courses.

  • The initiative began in 2015 with only 14 faculty teaching 14 classes which served 1,200 students.
  • In the 2017-2018 academic year, the initiative involved 166 faculty teaching 89 classes serving 9,000 students.
  • The initiative involves 26 student writing fellows — undergraduate students trained to work with faculty and students in the classroom, helping other students improve their writing.
  • Students have indicated that these courses have helped them organize their thoughts better, increase their creativity and ideas, and most notably makes them feel more confident in a subject.
  • Professors report noticeable, significant improvements in students’ writing skills, communication and persuasion skills.
  • Think in Ink helps provide students the skills to analyze, synthesize and communicate data and information in a wide range of settings — all of which are significant skills valuable in the workforce for both initial employment and advancement.

Goals

Think in Ink seeks to:

  • Enhance a culture of writing and critical thinking across the university.
  • Graduate students with strong writing skills that transfer to the workplace and beyond.
  • Link students and faculty with the resources they need to ensure writing and critical thinking excellence.

Quality Enhancement Plan • PO Box 8080 • Statesboro, GA 30460  • qep@georgiasouthern.edu