North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XXV, Issue 22
Educating Women to Excel
April 9, 2008
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INSIDE:
Announcement
p. 2
Column
p. 3
Editorial
p. 4
Quality Enhancement Program: What's in
Store for Meredith?
WEATHER
TODAY: Mostly Cloudy.
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Thursday: Mostly Cloudy.
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Monday: Partly Cloudy.
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l\ies. Apr. 8 at 3:45 p.m.
Chelsea McGlaughlin
Staff Writer
Part of Meredith's
accreditation program
includes a Quality
Enhancement Program
(QEP). According
to the 2007 Southern
Association of Colleges
and Schools upcom
ing Handbook, "The
QEP describes a care
fully designed course of
action that addresses a
well-defined and focused
topic or issue related to
er^ancing student learn
ing."
Dr. Deborah Tippett,
Department Head of
Human Environmental
Sciences, explains how
the QEP will allow for
student involvement.
She says, "It's an excit
ing time for students to
be involved in selecting
a topic for which they
might have a passion."
Soon, all Meredith
faculty, staff and students
will receive an email ask
ing them to complete a
short survey about the
four QEP topics. The
options have been sug
gested from students,
staff and faculty at lun
cheon meetings and stu
dent forums.
The four QEP topics
are as follows:
1. Deepening the
intellectual
involvement of
freshmen
This approach to
QEP would focus
on enhancing the
academic rigor of
the Meredith edu
cation.
•Involve second
semester fresh
men in research
activities (with
Meredith fac
ulty, at the RTP,
in social service
agencies and in
the arts com
munity) either as
individuals or as
a part of a small
learning commu
nity interested in a
common research
topic
•Create learn
ing communities,
perhaps using the
UN Millennium
Development
Goals as a frame
work
•Sponsor a fresh
man seminar
series
•Expand / re
design the FYE
Program
2. Expanding the
international
understanding
and experience of
students
•Provide short
study abroad /
away experiences
to sophomores
through Core 200
linkages
•Establish signa
ture courses of
distinction in all
majors that would
focus on a global
theme and / or
experience
3. Creating an infra
structure for aca
demic success
•Provide increased
academic sup
port and academic
challenge to each
student through
faculty/student
mentors for fresh
men
•Expand the scope
/ services of the
Learning Center,
involving all stu
dents during the
first year
•Create an aca
demic boot camp
for entering stu
dents
4. Increasing
engaged citizen lead
ership
•Focus on engaged
citizen leadership
through the specific
area of sustainability
and the environment,
involving both in
and out of the class
room activities {e.g.,
environmental issues
across the curricu
lum)
•Expand service
learning and other
community involve--
ment as ways to
apply learning /
engage students in
the community
Holocaust Commemoration, Wednesday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. In Jones Chapel.
Mr. Morris Glass wilt share his experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust.
Mr. Glass, a Raleigh resident, is a survivor of the Auschwitz and Dachau camps. He was bom
in Poland in 1928 and was placed in two ghettos before being transferred to Auschwitz and
then on to Dachau. His is a truly amazing story of survival.
Following the presentation, Mr. Glass will be available for conversations over lunch in the
Chapel Common Room between 11 and 12:30. This Is a drop in event, and there Is no charge
for the meal. This event qualifies as a convocation/cultural event in General Education.
    

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