Blinn’s QEP is titled Destination Success: First-Year Focus, and is designed to help first-year college students make the transition from high school to college coursework. To do this we will create learning communities, which research has shown increases students’ learning outcomes and retention rate.
In creating these learning communities, we have identified four courses with high first-year student enrollment but success rates below the College average. Beginning in Fall 2015, first-year students will be placed in learning communities in which they will take two of these courses, plus a college success course, as part of a single cohort. These learning communities will include interaction among students, faculty and staff to enhance the learning experience.
For students: Fall 2015 Learning Community cohorts and schedules are currently being developed. See your academic advisor for more information about the program and the fall schedule. Cohorts include three classes, two of which include the following academic courses: BIOL 1406, ENGL 1301, HIST 1301, and MATH 1324, and a student success course, EDUC 0100 Journey to Success.
For faculty/staff: Learning Community materials are being developed for fall 2015 pilot and will be available after spring break. Check back soon!
For more information contact our QEP co-directors:
|Dr. Mary Barnes-Tilley