Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
Bluefield College seeks to develop students’ potential through academic excellence and the intentional integration of faith in liberal arts and professional studies.
We believe students leave college in two years or less because they struggle with written communication. Evidence suggests that students who can raise the level of their writing skills as sophomores and juniors are more academically successful and more likely to stay at Bluefield College for four years. Students who graduate demonstrate basic competence in writing skills based on CAAP test scores.
BC’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “The Confident Communicator,” was developed to help students succeed as Bluefield College students, which boosts retention and enrollment, and to prepare graduates more effectively for further education or the workforce. This is why the QEP is foundational and fundamental to student learning and the financial sustainability of our tuition-driven institution.
The hallmarks of “The Confident Communicator” QEP include:
Intentional assessment of writing skills from incoming students to graduating seniors
Enhanced sophomore- or junior-level courses in each department to model and instruct students in the fundamental components of writing in the discipline
Multiple opportunities for faculty development in the teaching of writing through workshops during the academic year and off-campus summer training opportunities
Read the Bluefield College Quality Enhancement Plan: The Confident Communicator.