The University of Mary Washington Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, has been designed to help improve our First-Year Seminar, producing better researchers, writers, and speakers. We want every first-year student to wrestle with research and writing and speaking from the first day on campus. While every student will not master these skills by the end of the first year, our goal is for every student to find and evaluate relevant information for a topic, write clearly about his or her topic, and speak convincingly about some aspect of the topic.
So when anyone asks about the UMW QEP, you should tell them the University of Mary Washington Quality Enhancement Plan will help improve our First-Year Seminar so that first-year students become better researchers, writers, and speakers. As a result, first-year students will be better prepared to learn at UMW and better prepared to succeed in careers after they graduate.
Please browse our website to find out more about the development and final plan for the UMW QEP.