The QEP projects will be monitored to assess progress and determine the improvement in the students’ research skills throughout the process.
“With the first set of QEP projects faculty were assessing the students at the beginning, middle and end,” said LaPlant. “However, we did not ask the students how they evaluated their research skills at the beginning and then how they evaluate their skills once the project is completed. That is what we are doing with now. Although it is an indirect measure of learning, we are getting valuable feedback from the students at the beginning and end of each project.”
For more information, visit the QEP website at http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/sacs/qep/