Quality Enhancement Plan
Every 10 years W&L undergoes accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, is a vital component of this process that affirms the centrality of student learning at the heart of our mission, but that also acknowledges that, in keeping with our motto of NON IN CAUTUS FUTURI, our institution refuses to rest on its laurels. Simply put, determining the QEP gives our community the opportunity to look to the future and imagine an idea that both improves upon the undergraduate student experience and moves our institution forward.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to contribute to the process this spring by proposing campus-wide initiatives for consideration as our next QEP. The process, we hope, will stimulate conversations across campus about innovative ways to enhance student learning, as well as generate ideas about the kind of teaching and support we can provide to further them. Ideally, our broadly based QEP will impact the entire university community.
Help us imagine the future of W&L.
- Proposal Submission Phase – We want your ideas. Submit by May 1, 2017.
- Review and Refinement Phase – Committee will select 12-15 ideas for further development. Through September 1, 2017.
- Final Selection Phase – Committee will choose 3 final proposals for submission to President and Provost by December 1, 2017.
Please feel free to review Washington and Lee's previous QEP: Revitalizing the Spring Term, as well as examples from other universities.
- Duke University: Global Duke: Enhancing Students' Capacity for World Citizenship
- Elon University: The Writing Excellence Initiative
- Furman University: First Year Writing Seminars
- George Mason University: Students as Scholars: Fostering a Culture of Student Scholarship
- James Madison University: The Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action
- Rhodes College: Rhodes Fellowships: Linking Education and Practice
- Trinity University: Using Information in the Twenty-First Century
- Tulane University: Engaging Learners: The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT)
- University of Miami: Faculty Learning Communities to Enhance Undergraduate Education
- University of Richmond: Sophomore Scholars-in-Residence (SSIR)
- University of Virginia: Enhancing Student-Faculty Engagement
- Vanderbilt University: Building a Bridge to the Commons: Vanderbilt Visions and Student Learning at a Research University
- Virginia Tech: Pathways to Success
QEP Selection Committee
- Elizabeth Knapp (chair), Director of the Johnson Programs, Professor of Geology
- George Bent, The Sidney Gause Childress Professor of Art
- Mikki Brock, Assistant Professor of British History
- Stephan Fafatas, Lawrence Associate Professor of Accounting
- Julie Knudson, Director of Academic Technologies
- Fred LaRiviere, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Elizabeth LeRose, Associate Director of Athletics, Associate Professor
- David Leonard, Dean of Student Life
- Wendy Lovell, Assistant Director for Community-Based Learning & Communications, Shepherd Program
- Trenya Mason, Director of Law Student Affairs
- Wilson Miller, Class of 2017, President of the Student Body
- Jane Stewart, Energy Specialist
- Alecia Swasy, Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism