February 1, 2019
UM Launches Website to Support QEP
We are pleased to launch thinkforward.olemiss.edu to support the University of Mississippi’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Thinkforward. The QEP was developed with twin goals to support critical thinking. Over the course of five years, we will (a) cultivate the ability of our faculty to teach critical thinking and (b) enhance the student learning environment to better engage critical thinking. In support of these goals, we will engage in seven comprehensive actions, which include hiring new personnel to lead our initiative, creating an annual faculty institute to support critical thinking pedagogy, providing opportunities for critical thinking redesign grants, supporting faculty programming on critical thinking, as well as developing other initiatives.
Grant Program Among Planned Activities of QEP
Planned activities of the QEP include the launch of a critical thinking redesign (CTR) grant program to promote diffusion of critical thinking development across the University. This program will be incentivized and supported and participants will be selected through a call for proposals. Individuals awarded critical thinking redesign grants are expected to contribute to the critical thinking teaching and learning guide (Action 5) and assess the critical thinking learning outcomes of their students. Please check back for additional information as this program is developed.