In addition to the QEP Chats that have been offered during February, the QEP Committee has scheduled an exciting opportunity for the campus community to become immersed in a discussion of critical thinking. Leading a two-day workshop will be Dr. Gerald Nosich, Center for Critical Thinking, Professor of Philosophy at University of New Orleans, author of numerous texts and articles on critical thinking, and speaker at more than 200 workshops on all aspects of teaching for critical thinking. This presentation will emphasize the practical application of concepts in the classroom and provide further preparation for designing curriculum or program initiatives for the QEP.
The workshop, scheduled for March 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is limited to 50 participants. Those interested in facilitating critical and creative thinking are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration forms are available at Registration Forms and should be returned to Tina Nix at SSB 433, CPO 71, by Feb. 27. There is no charge for attending the workshop.
As part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) re-accreditation process, EKUís QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) will be a carefully designed and focused university-wide initiative to improve student learning. Together, the EKU community of faculty, staff and students will continue to pursue one clear objective: to enhance student learning on our campus.
SACS requires that the topic selected for a QEP be creative and vital to the long-term improvement of student learning. The theme that has been selected for our QEP is: Eastern Kentucky University will develop informed, critical, and creative thinkers who communicate effectively. SACS also requires evidence that developing the QEP has engaged the entire university community in the process. While developing a QEP is a required element in SACS reaffirmation, more importantly EKUís QEP process provides an opportunity for everyone to talk and work inclusively to positively enhance student learning.
For additional information about the workshop or for more information on EKUís QEP, please contact Dr. Hal Blythe at email@example.com or Dr. Onda Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EKU's College of Business and Technology, Berea Collegeís Entrepreneurship for the Public Good, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, and the Center for Rural Development announce the third annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge. The competition invites business ideas from Eastern and Southern Kentucky university, college, and community college students to compete for cash awards and professional consultation.
A $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the top concept, the faculty sponsor receives $250 and their institution receives a plaque. The top concepts will be selected to participate in the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge where participants will have the opportunity to discuss launch strategies for their concepts with entrepreneurs and business professionals.