Quality Enhancement Plan: Engagement Drives GPC Education

Engaged Learning @ GPC!

For information about GPC's Days of Service, click on the links below.

GPC's service learning activities are coordinated through GPC's Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan. Located on the Clarkston campus in A1300, the QEP Office is charged with implementing GPC's quality enhancement plan, which is named EDGE (Engagement Drives GPC Education). The QEP, which was developed through a process that involved representatives from every part of the college, was developed over the span of several years and is a major component of GPC's SACS reaffirmation of accreditation.

The purpose of GPC's QEP is to improve student learning by engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom. Faculty members are encouraged to implement one or more of several teaching strategies into their courses. These strategies include the following: collaborative learning, problem-based learning, service learning, and/or community-based research. Faculty members can also make their courses more engaging by integrating existing programs into their courses (i.e., campus gardens, GPC Reads, the Democracy Commitment).

This year, the QEP office is proud to present four Days of Service designed to encourage students to get involved in their communitites. Funding for service events is provided by GPC's Student Government Association. Any GPC student, faculty member, or staff member is welcome to participate. Faculty members who wish to include a Day of Service as part of their courses should contact Mary Elizabeth Tyler Boucebci in the QEP office (maryelizabeth.tylerboucebci@gpc.edu). To sign up, select the link below.

Days of service for 2014 - 2015 are as follows:

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance (9/12/2014)
Make a Difference Day (10/24/2014)
MLK Day of Service (1/19/2015)
Global Youth Service Day (4/17/2015)

Last Updated: October 9, 2014