Quality Enhancement Plan

Everything You Want to Know about the Richland College QEP

Learning to Learn: Developing Learning Power

Eduardo Briceño will speak at Richland College on September 10 on the topics of brain science, growth mindsets, and achieving success in college. Mr. Briceño will be addressing faculty and students participating in Richland College's QEP, Learning to Learn: Developing Learning Power. Mr. Briceño has spoken at numerous industry conferences, delivered a popular TEDx talk on mindset, and has been featured in news media such as NPR and Education Week. For more information about Mr. Briceño's visit, contact Carol Kent, QEP director, at ckent@dcccd.edu or 972-238-3755.

As an institution fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Richland College is implementing an ongoing, focused course of action designed to improve student learning: Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Richland College's QEP is Learning to Learn: Developing Learning Power. As determined by the faculty-led QEP team, the Richland College QEP integrates:

  • one goal - to foster in our students the traits of the lifelong learner;
  • one Dimension of Learning Power - Changing and Learning; and
  • one student learning outcome - Students will demonstrate their capacity to change and learn through effort and the intentional practice of thinking.

The Dimension of Learning Power - Changing and Learning is central to student learning success because students need to have a sense of themselves as someone who learns and changes over time. Students develop the ability to incorporate Changing and Learning as a key learning attribute and recognize that successful students grow, adapt, and change as learners throughout life. Please click on the menu links to the left to learn Everything You Want to Know about the Richland College QEP.

Contact Information
    QEP Director
  • Carol Kent, Speech Visiting Scholar, School of Humanities
    QEP Professional Development Champions
  • Becki Williams, Chemistry Faculty, School of Mathematics, Science and Health Professions
  • Ron Stout, Learning Framework Visiting Scholar, School of Learning Enrichment & Academic Development
  • Patrick Moore, Government Faculty, School of Learning Enrichment & Academic Development
  • Nicole Coffelt, History Adjunct Faculty, School of Humanities
  • Bonnie Blackman, English Adjunct Faculty, School of World Languages, Cultures and Communications
    QEP Discipline Coaches
  • Dr. Kacem Ayachi, Government Faculty, School of Learning Enrichment & Academic Development
  • Dr. Clive Siegle, History Faculty, School of Humanities
  • Melinda Andrews, Learning Framework Faculty, School of Learning Enrichment & Academic Development
  • Dr. Jacqueline Bryant, English Faculty, School of World Languages, Cultures and Communications
    Assessment Team
  • Dr. Jennifer Jones, Psychology Faculty, School of Learning Enrichment & Academic Development
  • Patrick Moore, Government Faculty, School of Learning Enrichment & Academic Development
  • Ro Castillo, Learning Framework Faculty, School of Learning Enrichment & Academic Development
    QEP Resource Team
  • Dr. Zarina Blankenbaker, Vice President for Teaching and Learning
  • Fonda Vera, Executive Dean, Office of Planning, Research, Effectiveness, and Development
  • Janet James, Dean, Executive Assistant to the President, SACSCOC Liaison
    QEP Liaison
  • Mary Frances Gibbons, Retired Faculty, Office of Planning, Research, Effectiveness, and Development
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