Southern Crescent Technical College's Quality Enhancement Plan is titled Engage to Learn, Learn to Engage. The QEP is designed to improve the "environment for student learning". This study establishes faculty peer groups that will engage in collaborative mentoring focused on the science of learning and learning strategies. Faculty participants will apply what they learn in their mentoring program to their course curriculum so that students learn about, practice, and develop learning strategies of their own. The expected outcome of the QEP is that students who receive direct instruction and practice in learning strategies in the content of their courses will be more likely to report increased use of learning strategies in their preparatory study, as well as higher performance on assessments in their courses.
The QEP will be administered by the Center for Networking, Engaging, and Training (NET), which serves the professional and academic development needs of faculty, staff, and students at Southern Crescent Technical College. Located on the first floor of the Medical Technology Building on the Griffin Campus, the NET provides a supportive environment for personal, professional and academic growth through participation in peer mentoring programs. At the NET, individuals are encouraged to engage one another in productive discussion about best practices in the workplace and the classroom and to innovate new ways to approach both teaching and learning.