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What is the QEP?

QEP Literatzi graphic imageThe Quality Enhancement Plan  PDF icon (QEP) Literatzi focusing on reading comprehension is Hopkinsville Community College’s new initiative to support student learning and academic success. The plan ultimately hinges upon faculty development as faculty members assume a critical role in students’ academic achievement. Once the QEP is implemented, faculty members will be prepared to incorporate reading strategies within their curricula and provide students with authentic, content area reading material that will increase reading comprehension. The QEP will also address the need to encourage a culture of reading.

 

Why Reading?

In 2009, faculty members, students, staff, administrators, board members, and community members collaborated in the QEP topic selection process. Anecdotal evidence coupled with Compass test scores, ACT test scores, CCSSE surveys, and research regarding the importance that reading comprehension plays in academic success were all considered as viable data to support the need to encourage better reading among HCC students. The topic also coincided with the HCC mission statement and the strategic goals, both of which emphasize the college’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.

 

How Can I Help?

You can participate in events associated with the Quality Enhancement Plan. That includes 1) supporting the Literazi Success Corner: self-directed learning by extending reading comprehension strategies through workshops 2) using the HCC Writing Center services to assist with reading comprehension 3) participate in the vocabulary builder “Word of the Day” and 4) encourage recreational reading with your peers.

Quality Enhancement Plan Document PDF icon

Quality Enhancement Plan Committees PDF icon

 

Reading Resources:

Thesaurus.com

merriam-webster.com

srikumar.com (word of the day)