Broward College QEP Timeline

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  • Inception of QEP at Broward College

    Inception of QEP at Broward College
    Broward College (the College) began developing its first Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to improve student learning. A QEP General Meeting was held on South Campus.
  • Town Hall Meetings

    Town Hall Meetings
    Town Hall Meetings were held on each of the three main campuses to help brainstorm ideas for a concept paper, the first phase in selecting a QEP topic.
    North Campus: October 4th
    Central Campus: October 10th
    South Campus: October 17th
  • QEP Committee Forms Plans

    QEP Committee Forms Plans
    The QEP Committee met on North Campus to reflect on the three Town Hall Meetings and to discuss marketing, budget and concept papers. ​Members were asked to work on the Concept Paper scoring rubrics and guiding statments as well as read through the marketing plan and budget draft.
  • QEP Concept Papers Due

    QEP Concept Papers Due
  • QEP Focus Group Sessions Solicit Topics and Ideas

    QEP Focus Group Sessions Solicit Topics and Ideas
    To solicit input, the QEP Committee held three college-wide focus group sessions for faculty, staff, and administrators in January and February of 2012.
  • Presentation to Faculty Senate

    Presentation to Faculty Senate
    The QEP Committee made presentations to the Faculty Senate concerning the Topic Indentification on February 16, March 15, April 19, and May 10, 2012.
  • Professional Development Day Presentation

    Professional Development Day Presentation
    In the opening ceremony of Professional Development Day, Professor Matt Rocco presented the basics of the Quality Enhancement Plan.
    For the breakout session, participants learned about the critical thinking QEP proposal as well drafted a definition and learning outcomes in groups. At the end of the meeting, one collective definitional statement was formed.
  • QEP Topics and Strategies Writing Sessions

    QEP Topics and Strategies Writing Sessions
    On March 16th and March 23rd, the Steering Committee held writing sessions for all individuals who were interested in further developing their QEP topics and strategies. A third writing session was held on April 6, 2012 to allow the writing groups to finalize any questions and/or address any issues they had before submitting their concept papers.
  • QEP Proposal Submission Deadline

    QEP Proposal Submission Deadline
    The Steering Committee received the following concept papers by 12:00 pm on April 12, 2012:
    (1) Critical Thinking; (2) Information Literacy to Information Fluency; (3) Math Redesign; (4) Think Global Now (i.e. Globalization of the Curriculum); and (5) Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Presentation to Board of Trustees

    Presentation to Board of Trustees
    The QEP Committee presented to the Board of Trustees on QEP Updates.
  • Group Writing Sessions

    Group Writing Sessions
    Group Writing Sessions were scheduled on the following dates throughout the summer to develop and finalize QEP proposals: 1) May 22, 2012
    2) June 12, 2012
    3) June 26, 2012
    4) July 10, 2012
    5) July 24, 2012
  • Steering Committe and Finalist Groups Meet

    Steering Committe and Finalist Groups Meet
    To ensure that each group had adequate resources and submitted their final proposal by the deadline in August, the Steering Committee and each finalist group met every second and fourth Thursday during the months of May, June, and July, with the first meeting on Thursday, May 31, 2012.
  • Plans Made for Student Involvement

    Plans Made for Student Involvement
    Deans of Student Affairs and Student Life Directors met to develop a structure for student involvement in the QEP.
  • QEP Topic Finalists Submit Proposals

    QEP Topic Finalists Submit Proposals
    The QEP Committee received proposals from each of the finalist groups by 12:00 pm August 3. 2012, representing:
    (1) Critical Thinking,
    (2) Information Literacy to Information Fluency, and
    (3) Writing Across the Curriculum.
  • QEP Advisory Board Formed

    QEP Advisory Board Formed
    The first meeting of the QEP Advisory Board was held on Friday, August 3, 2012.
  • Deans Council Meetings

    Deans Council Meetings
    All Associate Deans were encouraged to promote the QEP focus sessions on their campus to their faculty. Also, faculty were encouraged to announce the QEP in their classes and provide students the opportunity to take the QEP survey in class. These meetings occurred on:
    a. August 9, 2012: Judson A. Samuels South Campus, Pembroke Pines, Florida;
    b. August 15, 2012: A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Davie, Florida;
    c. August 15, 2012: North Campus, Coconut Creek, Florida
  • Meetings with Associate Deans for Student Affairs and Their Staff

    Meetings with Associate Deans for Student Affairs and Their Staff
    The purpose of these meetings was to discuss ways to have their staff get involved in promoting the QEP to students and to have their staff provide feedback on the proposals.
    The meetings occurred on:
    a. August 16, 2012: Judson A. Samuels South Campus, Pembroke Pines, Florida
    b. September 5, 2012: North Campus, Coconut Creek, Florida
  • Student Forum

    Student Forum
    On August 21, 2012, at the North Campus, students learned about the QEP, discussed the QEP topics, and took a topic selection survey.
  • College-Wide Faculty Welcome Back Session

    College-Wide Faculty Welcome Back Session
    All three finalist groups made presentations on their topic. The purpose was to inform, promote, and encourage all faculty and staff to get involved by reading the executive summaries, attending the focus group sessions, and taking the online survey. The link to the topic selection survey was also provided via email.
  • Campus Welcome Back Sessions

    Campus Welcome Back Sessions
    During the Campus Welcome Back Sessions, presentations were made at each campus to promote the QEP and encourage all faculty, staff, and administration to get involved in providing feedback.
  • Promoting QEP at the Foundation’s Staff Meeting

    Promoting QEP at the Foundation’s Staff Meeting
    A presentation on the QEP was made at The College’s Foundation staff meeting to encourage all staff members at the Foundation to have alumni get involved and provide feedback.
  • QEP Focus Group Sessions

    QEP Focus Group Sessions
    During various focus group sessions, participants saw presentations from the three finalist groups, asked questions to the finalist groups to learn more about the topics, and took the online survey using laptops provided at their tables. These focus group sessions occurred on: a. September 4, 2012: A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Davie, Florida
    b. September 5, 2012: North Campus, Coconut Creek, Florida
    c. September 6, 2012: Judson A. Samuels South Campus, Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • Critical Thinking Selected by Advisory Board

    Critical Thinking Selected by Advisory Board
    Advisory Board members selected Critical Thinking as the “proposal that best enhanced student learning at The College.”
  • Board of Trustees Endorses the Topic of Critical Thinking

    Board of Trustees Endorses the Topic of Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking Strategy Sessions

    Critical Thinking Strategy Sessions
    During these sessions, participants developed strategies to infuse critical thinking skills into classes and daily interaction with students. At the conclusion of each session, participants were informed about several ways to get involved with this College-wide initiative.
    These sessions were open to faculty, staff, students, and administration.
    1. Central Campus: October 30
    2. North Campus: November 7
    3. South Campus: November 8
  • QEP Committee Organizes Team Structure

    QEP Committee Organizes Team Structure
    1) Strategy & Assessment
    Subcommittee;
    2) Marketing;
    3) Budget;
    4) Writing
  • Critical Thinking Workshop: Professional Development Day

    Critical Thinking Workshop: Professional Development Day
    "Critical Thinking is a Recipe, Not an Ingredient." This 60-minute session included a 15-minute student panel, 2-3 faculty highlighting a CT activity they use in their classroom, experiencing an actual case study to illuminate how to promote deep learning and critical thinking, and an update on the QEP.
  • QEP Slogan Selected

    QEP Slogan Selected
    A contest was held among our students to create a slogan that best describes the concept of critical thinking, our QEP topic. At the close of the contest, over 1,100 unduplicated slogans were entered. The QEP Marketing Subcommittee congratulated Maria St. Hilaire for her winning slogan: "Question Every Possibility."
  • Employers Want Colleges to Promote Critical Thinking

    Employers Want Colleges to Promote Critical Thinking
    A 2013 survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) indicated that 82% of employers want institutions to place more emphasis on critical thinking and analytic reasoning.
    These findings emphasize the College's need to develop a critical thinking plan to enhance student learning.
  • Information Session for Critical Thinking Mentors

    Information Session for Critical Thinking Mentors
    The session explained the duties and responsibilities of Critical Thinking Mentors.
  • QEP Critical Thinking Logo Selected

    QEP Critical Thinking Logo Selected
    The QEP logo was designed by Sharon Nicoletti. A group of students helped the QEP Marketing Commmittee reduce the 1100 entries down to three.
  • Barbara Rodriguez Named QEP Director

    Barbara Rodriguez Named QEP Director
    Barbara June Rodriguez has over sixteen years of experience in higher education at community colleges in North Carolina and Florida. She started her career as a community college English instructor and has served in administrative positions within Academic and Student Affairs. She remains engaged in teaching and learning as an adjunct English professor. Her research and professional interests are outcomes-based assessment and accreditation.
  • Critical Thinking QEP Training for Mentors/Mentees

    Critical Thinking QEP Training for Mentors/Mentees
    August 12-16, 2013 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Central campus.
    The focus was to train faculty who teach the following general education courses: ENC 1102, STA 2023, MAC 1105, ECO 2013, and PHI 2010.

    The goal of the training was to help faculty to develop a variety of methods, strategies and activities that can be used to improve the facilitation of critical thinking skills in their classes and prepare them to serve as mentors to other faculty.
  • Final Draft of QEP Proposal Submitted to SACS

    Final Draft of QEP Proposal Submitted to SACS
  • QEP Professional Development Workshop

    QEP Professional Development Workshop
    "Integrating Critical Thinking in Classroom."
    The workshop focused on best practices in the teaching and learning of critical thinking skills.
  • QEP Page Live on broward.edu

    QEP Page Live on broward.edu
    Visitors to the page can now read the official QEP proposal, learn about the plan's goals and watch the informative video.
  • The QEP has Its Own Email Address

    The QEP has Its Own Email Address
  • QEP Raises Awareness at Constitution Day Event

    QEP Raises Awareness at Constitution Day Event
    QEP committee members took part in the North campus event to inform students and faculty about the critical thinking plan.
  • QEP Awareness at Club Rush

    QEP Awareness at Club Rush
    QEP committee members spread the word about critical thinking to students, passing out QEP bookmarks, hand sanitizers, lanyards, notepads and pens at both Central and North campus.
  • QEP Raises Awareness at Hispanic Heritage Festival

    QEP committee members spread the word about critical thinking to students, passing out QEP bookmarks, hand sanitizers, lanyards, notepads and pens. The Central campus promotion included distributing trivia cards on Hispanic art, food and music for the students to complete in exchange for paella.