The Quality Enhancement Plan, better known as the QEP, is a university-wide initiative focused on improving student learning and is part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reaccreditation process. After consulting with the university community, Lynn selected The Citizenship Project: Commitment to Community as its QEP topic.
In the Citizenship Project, which debuted during the 2012 January Term, first-year students take a course in the Dialogues of Innovation January Term that focuses on a civic issue, problem or topic. Students engage in experiential learning opportunities and community service work with local, community-based partners. Thematic areas for the courses include homelessness, environmental sustainability and urban renewal. Selected partner organizations include Gumbo Limbo, Habitat for Humanity, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the United Way.
The Citizenship Project promotes further integration between first-year students’ academic and co-curricular experiences. In addition, The Citizenship Project creates a common, required educational experience for all first-year students that links the thematic components of the Dialogues of Learning core curriculum.
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