Quality Enhancement Plan
Georgia Southern University

Past Events

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Planning, Documenting, and Demonstrating Teaching Effectiveness: Course Reflections
  • January 16th, 10-11:30 am
  • Henderson Library 1303 K/M (CT2)
  • In this workshop, we will discuss an effective method to plan and document your current teaching practices and their impact on student performance. Such a method should assist in guiding your current and future instruction, and such documentation can be used to demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness for the purposes of your annual review and tenure/promotion dossier.
Spring 2018 QEP Kickoff
To help accommodate your schedule, we will be holding two separate meetings:
  • December 8th, 8:30 am – 10:30 am in the CEIT Professional Development Center Room 3318; or
  • December 11th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Nessmith-Lane Ballroom

The Kickoff will begin with a brief introduction and will discuss our institutional-level results.  The majority of the meeting, however, will be facilitated by faculty members at break-out tables where they will discuss various topics, which will include:

1) strategies for successfully promoting student writing and thinking with non-directive feedback;
2) strategies, activities, and/or assignments that effectively promote writing skills within the context of their disciplines, as well as the cognitive skills of analysis, argumentation, or synthesis; and
3) strategies for informative course reflections.
Demonstrating Teaching Effectiveness:  Course Reflections
  • Friday, November 10th, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Henderson Library, CT2, Room 1303K/M
  • Facilitated by Dr. Terri Flateby
Teaching Toolbox:  Designing Effective Writing Assignments
  • Friday, October 20th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Henderson Library, CT2 Room 1302
  • Facilitated by Dr. Michael Pemberton
Teaching Toolbox:  Effective Response to Student Writing
  • Friday, September 22nd from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Henderson Library, CT2, Room 1302
  • Facilitated by Dr. Michael Pemberton
Sharing and Applying Changes to Enrich Your Writing Assignments
  • Tuesday, August 29th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Henderson Library, CT2, Room 1303K/M
Fall 2017 Kickoff Meeting
  • Friday, August 11th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Williams Center Multipurpose Room
Write!!! Summer Retreat
  • May 10th, 11th, and 12th, at Springhill Suites
Demonstrating Teaching Effectiveness Through Course Review Report
  • April 21st, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Information Technology Building Room 2022
Working with Student Writing Fellows: Options and Opportunities
  • Facilitated by Dr. Michael Pemberton
  • Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Technology
  • April 21st, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, CT2- Henderson Library Room 1303K/M
Writing Enrichment Conversations: Online and Summer Courses
  • April 11th, 10:00 – 11:30 am; or
  • April 12th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, both in Education Building 1126
Rubric Alignment Workshops
  • March 1st, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, or
  • March 2nd, 10:00 – 11:30 am, both in Williams Center 2067
  • More information and registration are available by selecting either date
Writing Enriched Conversations: How Faculty Use Folio to Reduce Workload
  • February 21st, 10:00 -11:30 am, or
  • February 22nd, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, both in Williams Center 2067
SLO Alignment Workshops
  • February 15th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, or
  • February 16th, 10:00 – 11:30 am, both in Williams Center 2067
Writing Enriched Conversations: Strategies for Writing in Large Classes
  • February 9th, 9:00 – 10:30 am, College of Education Room 1126
Responding to Writing – Providing Effective Feedback
  • Presented by Dr. Michael Pemberton
  • January 20th, 2:00 – 3:45 pm, CT2
Spring Kickoff Meeting
  • December 13th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm- Williams Center Multipurpose Room
Enrichment Conversations: Experiences with Writing Fellows
  • Two offered times:
    • November 16th from 10:00 – 11:30 am- Williams Center Conference Room 2067; OR
    • November 17th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm- Henderson Library Room 1302
Writing Enrichment Conversations: Designing Assignments to Foster Analysis, Argumentation, and Synthesis
  • Two offered times:
    • September 21st from 10:00 – 11:30 am; OR
    • September 22nd from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
      • Both will be held in the Williams Center Conference Room 2067
Writing Enrichment Conversations: Writing to Learn and Learning to Write
  • Two offered times:
    • October 19th from 10:00 – 11:30 am; OR
    • October 20th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
      • Both will be held in the Williams Center Conference Room 2067
Effective Writing Assignments Workshop
Workshops sponsored by the QEP specifically for instructors of Writing Enriched Courses. Dr. Michael Pemberton will lead the workshops. These are hosted by the CT2.
  • Two offered times:
    • November 2nd from 10:00 – 11:30 am; OR
    • November 3rd from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
      • Both will be held in the CT2 Suite located in Henderson Library, Room 1303K/M
 CT2 Symposia: Demonstrating Teaching Effectiveness through Course Assessment
In this presentation, Dr. Teresa Flateby, Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, introduces course assessment practices that will allow faculty to document and demonstrate teaching effectiveness for the purpose of their annual review.
  • November 4th from 2:30 – 4:00 pm
    • CT2 Suite located in Henderson Library, Room 1303K/M
Responding to Student Writing Workshop

This workshop will review effective strategies for responding to student writing at varying stages of the writing process. Among the topics covered will be best practices for marginal and end comments, responding to formal and informal writing assignments, responding to drafts vs. responding to final products, syncing commenting practices with evaluation rubrics, and commenting on grammar and style.

  • Two offered times:
    • September 14th from 10:00 – 11:30 am; OR
    • September 15th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Working with Student Writing Fellows Workshop

A non-series workshop presented by Dr. Michael Pemberton, Director of the University Writing Center, that will focus on strategies for working with Student Writing Fellows and integrating Fellows effectively into your course. We will consider a variety of best practices and possible options such as collaborating with Fellows on writing assignments, encouraging students to meet with Fellows outside of class, helping Fellows to target specific writing issues with your students, and mentoring Fellows as disciplinary apprentices.

  • Two offered times:
    • August 24th from 10:00 – 11:30 am; OR
    • August 25th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Student Writing Fellows Training

Workshop presented by Dr. Michael Pemberton for the new 2016-2017 Writing Fellows

  • August 20th, 21st, and 27th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Newton Building Classroom 1103
Fall 2016 Kickoff
  • Friday, August 12th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Williams Center Room 2047
International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference

June 23-25, 2016 • Ann Arbor Michigan
hosted by Sweetland Center for Writing
on the campus of the University of Michigan

More information available at iwac2016.org

QEP Scoring Retreat

May 16th, 17th, and 18th (8:30-4:30 p.m.)

  • May 16th and 17th will be held at SpringHill Suites’ Southern Hospitality Conference Center
  • May 18th will be on campus in Brannen Hall, room 1014.
QEP Summer Retreat with Guest Facilitator Dr. Chris Anson 

May 11th, 12th, and 13th (8:30-4:00pm)

  • SpringHill Suites’ Southern Hospitality Conference Center
  • 104 Springhill Dr, Statesboro, GA 30458
Thursday, March 31st:
  • Travel Award Request Form Due for the International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference
  • First Writing Enriched Assignments Due
Friday, April 8th:

CT2 Symposium “Engaging Students Through Writing”

  • Henderson Library Room 1303K/MCT2 Suite
Friday, April 15th:

CT2 Workshop “Working with Student Writing Fellows: Options and Opportunities” presented by Dr. Michael Pemberton

  • Henderson Library Room 1303K/MCT2 Suite

Friday, March 11th:

16th Annual Student Success in Writing Conference

Writing Enriched Student Learning Outcome Alignment Workshops

  • March 2nd from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; or
  • March 3rd from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CT2 Workshop “Responding to Student Writing” presented by Dr. Michael Pemberton

  • Friday, February 19th, 2:30-4:30pm

Spring Kickoff Meeting

  • January 22nd in IT Classroom 3204 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm

QEP Citation Workshops

Available October 19 – November 5

Zach S. Henderson Library, Rooms 1300 or 1302

  • Mondays 6-7 pm, Tony Ard
  • Tuesdays 3-4 pm, Kay Coates
  • Wednesdays 11 am – 12 pm, Lisa Smith
  • Thursdays 3 -4 pm, Ruth Baker

Fall Kickoff Meeting 

  • August 13, 2015

2015 QEP Scoring Retreat – 

  • Session I: June 17-19, 2015, Hampton Inn, Statesboro, GA 30458
  • Session II: June 29 – July 1, 2015, Brannen Hall, Room 1014
  • Facilitator, Dr. Terri L. Flateby, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

  • A total of 21 faculty/administrators from various academic backgrounds participated in the two rounds of the QEP scoring retreat. Using the General Education Effective Communication Rubric that were modified to reflect the SLO Effective Writing,  the multidisciplinary team scored 618 assignments collected from the QEP participating and non-participating programs.

Last updated: 1/19/2018

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