Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Trevecca Nazarene University’s Quality Enhancement Plan topic is undergraduate research. The goal of the QEP is to improve student learning by engaging students in undergraduate research. Trevecca defines “undergraduate research” broadly to include creative works in the arts and scholarly work in the humanities, as well as more traditional empirical research. Trevecca’s undergraduate research program also emphasizes the role of faculty members as mentors to student researchers. One of the most distinctive qualities about Trevecca’s undergraduate programs is the sense of community that exists between students and faculty. The undergraduate research program provides additional opportunities for students and faculty members to collaborate. Finally, Trevecca seeks to emphasize the process of acquiring research skills, not just the outcome or result of the research.

Student Learning Outcomes

Through the QEP, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of scholarship topics in their discipline.
  2. Demonstrate skills related to conducting scholarship in their discipline.
  3. Communicate their research findings through written, performance, and/or oral presentations.

QEP Courses

Faculty-Led Academic Research Experiences (FLARE) (1-3)

Intensive participation as a team member in the completion of a scholarly research or creative project. A faculty member will lead each project and will mentor students throughout the project. Enrollment is limited; application is required, and students are selected by the faculty member leading the project.

Course Numbers by Department

Business Administration

ACT 3333

1-3

BUS 3333

1-3

ECO 3333

1-3

MKT 3333

1-3

MUB 3333

1-3

Communication Studies

COM 3333

1-3 

English

ENG 3333 

1-3

Exercise and Sport Science

EXS 3333 

1-3

SMC 3333

1-3

Information Technology

ITI 3333 

1-3 

Music

MCM 3333

1-3

MUS 3333

1-3

Science and Mathematics

BIO 3333 

1-3

CHE 3333

1-3

PHY 3333

1-3

MAT 3333

1-3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

HIS 3333

 1-3

PSY 3333

 1-3

SOC 3333

 1-3

SWK 3333

 1-3

Social Justice

SJS 3333

 1-3

Teacher Education

EDU 3333 

1-3 

Theology and Christian Ministry

BIB 3333

 1-3

CHI 3333

 1-3

CHM 3333

 1-3

ICS 3333

 1-3

PHL 3333

 1-3

PRA 3333

 1-3

REL 3333

 1-3

THE 3333

 1-3

YMN 3333

 1-3

Worship Arts

WAS 3333

 1-3