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Olivier Debure, Director QEP
Amanda Foster, Service-Learning Administrative Coordinator

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Quality Enhancement Plan

Quality Enhancement Plan

Assessment Plan

In order to document the impact of the Reflective Service-Learning QEP, Eckerd is implementing ongoing assessment and evaluation. The QEP Director and Advisory Committee, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and Faculty Fellows will collaborate in assessing the outcomes of the 15 new service-learning courses, the impact of the QEP on student learning, and the implementation process.

Role of the QEP Director and the QEP Advisory Committee in Assessment of the QEP
The QEP Director and selected members of the QEP Advisory Committee will directly assess student learning outcomes using multiple measures of multiple dimensions of student learning. Assisted by the Advisory Committee and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the QEP Director will annually aggregate the data for all of the new service-learning courses, reflect on the data, suggest recommendations for improvement of the program (such as changes in the faculty development program or new methods of assessment), and prepare a report for dissemination to the campus community on the progress of the QEP.

Role of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in Assessment of the QEP
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) will advise, guide, and support the QEP Director as he goes about overseeing the QEP and collecting, assessing, and interpreting data throughout the duration of the project. The OIE will also provide guidance and support for Service-Learning Fellows as they develop and deliver their new service-learning courses and assess the student learning outcomes of these courses.

Role of Faculty Fellows in Assessment of the QEP
Faculty Fellows will develop classroom assessment techniques appropriate for their courses and collect the data from these activities for the assessment process. They will also collect data with the agreed-upon, common set of measures that will be used in all 15 new service-learning courses. Collected assignments and data will be shared with the QEP director and selected members of the QEP Advisory Committee for assessment. Faculty Fellows will identify modifications in their courses to address areas in which improvement is needed. Based on their experiences and the assessment data, each cohort of Faculty Fellows will make recommendations to each subsequent cohort about ways to improve the design and delivery of reflective service-learning courses.

QEP Courses

Eckerd is offering 5 new Reflective Service-Learning courses for the 2012-13 academic year.
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