Think in Ink
Georgia Southern University

Key Facilitators of the QEP

Position Responsibilities

QEP Director

Specific duties include:

  • facilitating activities
  • promoting courses, programs, and the QEP rollout
  • identifying and address issues and concerns as they are raised by deans, departments, and faculty
  • creating and maintaining a systematic communication plan surrounding the QEP
  • centralizing the points of contact for the QEP
  • developing and publishing a calendar of events specific to the QEP
  • focusing on resource development for faculty, including a website that pooled faculty QEP resources
  • workshops
  •  podcasts
  •  best practices
  • coordinating workshops and training for writing enriched faculty, writing fellows and writing leaders
  • setting up and conducting regular, scheduled meetings with faculty, writing fellows, and writing leaders
  • serving on the QEP Implementation Committee
  • participating in QEP assessment review activities
  • collaborating with Career Services, SGA, and Marketing to develop strong informational promotional materials showing how the QEP is relevant to students
College Writing Leaders
  • attending the three-day summer retreat for training;
  • teaching the first Writing-Enriched course in their program, if feasible
  • coordinating and mentoring Writing Enrichment Faculty in their colleges
  • working with faculty, the QEP Director, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to align writing SLOs with program outcomes,
  • assisting in the selection and supervision of the Student Writing Fellows
  • ensuring the availability of Think in Ink assessment assignments and student writing artifacts for each college;
  • ensuring college participation at Think in Ink Retreats and ongoing professional development activities; reviewing course assignments for consistency across sections
  • attending various monthly meetings with the QEP Director, other College Writing Leaders, the director of the University’s Writing Center, and Writing Enrichment Faculty
Writing Enrichment Faculty
  • attending Think in Ink Retreats, or be represented by a colleague teaching the same Writing-Enriched course who will share the relevant material
  • applying and documenting selected techniques and strategies learned in the Think in Ink retreats in each course/section taught
  • participating in professional development opportunities throughout the academic year
  • collaborating with other Writing Enrichment Faculty in and beyond their programs at workshops and sessions offered through the Centers for Teaching Excellence
  • providing or uploading student artifacts for evaluation and assessment purposes
  • working with Student Writing Fellow(s), (if assigned to them)
  • participating in program-level assessment and follow-through
  • attending monthly meetings with College Writing Leaders and the QEP Director
  • discussing in these monthly meetings which strategies they have incorporated and how they appear to be working
Student Writing Fellows
  • Commit to summer and ongoing training
  • Work approximately 10 hours per week as assigned, which could include:
    • Assisting faculty in creating writing assignments
    • Offering one-on-one tutoring & consultation
    • Providing feedback to maximize student learning/writing effectiveness
  • Work as a liaison between faculty & students (both individual & collective)

 

Last updated: 11/12/2018

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