Blinn’s QEP is titled Destination Success: First-Year Focus, and is designed to help first-year college students make the transition from high school to college coursework. To do this we will create learning communities, which research has shown increases students’ learning outcomes and retention rate.
In creating these learning communities, we have identified four courses with high first-year student enrollment but success rates below the College average. Beginning in Fall 2015, first-year students will be placed in learning communities in which they will take two of these courses, plus a college success course, as part of a single cohort. These learning communities will include interaction among students, faculty and staff to enhance the learning experience.
For more information contact our QEP co-directors:
|Dr. Mary Barnes-Tilley