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QEP Programs

QEP-Supported Curriculum

Integration of Research into the Curriculum: The QEP Curriculum Development Program, referred to as the QEP Grant Program, provided opportunities for students to gain research skills through their courses. The purpose of the QEP Grant Program was to support enhancement of existing undergraduate courses or develop new courses that incorporates inquiry-based pedagogy or research practicum training. Courses at all classification levels were supported, including some cross-listed graduate courses with undergraduate enrollment. Three levels of funding (Individual Faculty, Faculty Team, and College/Department) were awarded to applicants depending on the scope of the project. Each of the colleges with undergraduate enrollment implemented at least one QEP Curriculum Development Project. From AY10 to AY13, over 6,500 students enrolled in a QEP-Funded Course. Of the 112 courses included in the study, 85% continue to include research-based course enhancements. 

QEP-Supported Mentored Research

QEP-Developed Resources

  • Discovery Website – supported students seeking research skills and opportunities
  • eDiscovery Portal – a searchable database for faculty and community partners to post research opportunities for students 
  • Discovery Workshop Series – In-person and online seminar series covering a wide range of research and writing topics for students. From AY10-AY13, 667 undergraduates attended 137 workshops
  • Showcase Series – contributed to the expansion of Undergraduate Research Day and supported inaugural presentation events for the Colleges of Education and Technology
  • Undergraduate Research Travel Fellowship – provided up to $750 travel awards to support students at regional and national conferences to showcase their research. From AY10-AY13, 44 students presented on their research through the fellowship

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Lunch and Learn Teaching Partnerships – workshop series for faculty members to learn about resources and tools to support inquiry-based teaching
  • UH Effective Teaching Practices Showcase – annual event for faculty to learn effective teaching practices from their peers
  • Other events featuring inquiry-based teaching – New Faculty Orientation, Faculty Forum on Teaching hosted by the Faculty Senate, and Student Success Workshop hosted by the QEP office

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