Developing the QEP

Work of the QEP Development Committee

During the fall 2010 semester most of the committee’s time was spent gathering data on the types of experiential learning opportunities currently available to students at Roanoke, attending conferences, reviewing literature, best practices, and national standards, and narrowing the focus of the plan to have the greatest impact on student learning.

In the spring semester, the development committee held a series of forums to present elements of the plan.

Forums focused on one of the five high-impact practices included in the QEP.

The purpose of the forums was to:

  • provide an overview  of the program including key components and rationale
  • describe models for student and faculty/staff support
  • provide opportunities for input and feedback

The forum handouts are provided below:

As the forums were conducted, students in sections of INQ 240 administered a survey of students to address the following questions:

  • Is experiential learning part of the Roanoke College culture?
  • Is experiential education information readily available?
  • Why would students want to participate in experiential opportunities?

Student Survey of Experiential Learning

Each member of the development committee researched one of the five experiential learning areas and developed a proposal for a program in that area. The reports were used as the foundational ideas represented in the final Pathways Program.

Committee Proposals for the 5 areas of experiential learning

Have feedback or suggestions for the QEP? E-mail the committee. QEP@roanoke.edu