Quality Enhancement Plan
Read the MUW Quality Enhancement Plan Proposal: "Think Outside the Books: Cultivating Intellectual Curiosity" (.pdf)
In a world that quickly changes, students need to know how to ask good questions and find or form answers for themselves. The Mississippi University for Women Quality Enhancement Plan, entitled Think Outside the Books: Cultivating Intellectual Curiosity, aims to support MUW's Mission to provide high-quality undergraduate education by creating a culture of intellectual engagement that will help students to understand how they learn, promote active learning, and support students as they pursue their intellectual interests, both in and out of the classroom. By encouraging student engagement and active learning, we will encourage the development of self-motivated learners-students who produce knowledge rather than passively consume it. Students will take ownership of their own learning by mastering necessary skills, processes, and tools needed to develop and articulate relevant questions, determine how to approach problems, conduct appropriate research, and discover and report the findings.
QEP Student Learning Outcomes:
An intellectually curious MUW student will be able to:
1. Develop and relevant and valid research questions. 2. Effectively pursue answers and solutions to their own questions, problems, scenarios, or lines of inquiry. 3. Produce and author knowledge by exploring open-ended questions, problems, scenarios, or lines of inquiry.
Projected Benefits to Student Learning
Projected Benefits for Faculty and Staff
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