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

3333 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.

499A Research/Creative Project Proposal (1)

Development of an individualized original research or creative scholarship project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Tasks will include crafting the proposal, preparing an appropriate review of literature or other background information for the project, and outlining the methods by which the student plans to conduct the project. Permission of faculty-mentor and department chair or dean is required before student registers for the course. Prerequisite: ENG 1080 or equivalent.

499B Research/Creative Project Completion (1)

Successful execution of an individualized research or creative scholarship project under the mentorship of a faculty member and consistent with practices in his or her discipline. Students will be evaluated on their adherence to approved methodology, logical development of the project, and time management, as well as their project progress. Permission of faculty-mentor and department chair or dean is required before student registers for the course. May be retaken for additional credit if the scope of the research project justifies it. Prerequisite: 499A or permission of faculty-mentor.

499C Research/Creative Project Presentation (1)

Revision and presentation of research findings or creative scholarship project developed in 499A & B. Presentation may be submission for publication, oral presentation, or performance for a specified public audience. Permission of faculty-mentor and department chair or dean is required before student registers for the course. Prerequisite: 499A, 499B, or permission of faculty-mentor.

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

ACT 499A

1

ACT 499B

1

ACT 499C

1

BUS 499A

1

BUS 499B

1

BUS 499C

1

ECO 499A

1

ECO 499B

1

ECO 499C

1

MKT 499A

1

MKT 499B

1

MKT 499C

1

MUB 499A

1

MUB 499B

1

MUB 499C

1

Communication Studies

COM 3333  

1-3

COM 499A

1

COM 499B

1

COM 499C

1

English

ENG 3333   

1-3

ENG 499A

1

ENG 499B

1

ENG 499C

1

Exercise and Sport Science

EXS 3333   

1-3

SMC 3333

1-3

EXS 499A

1

EXS 499B

1

EXS 499C

1

SMC 499A

1

SMC 499B

1

SMC 499C

1

Information Technology

ITI 3333    

1-3

ITI 499A

1

ITI 499B

1

ITI 499C

1

Music

MCM 3333    

1-3

MUS 3333

1-3

MCM 499A

1

MCM 499B

1

MCM 499C

1

MUS 499A

1

MUS 499B

1

MUS 499C

1

Science and Mathematics

BIO 3333 

1-3

CHE 3333

1-3

PHY 3333

1-3

MAT 3333

1-3

   
BIO 499A 1
BIO 499B 1
BIO 499C 1
CHE 499A 1
CHE 499B 1
CHE 499C 1
PHY 499A 1
PHY 499B 1
PHY 499C 1
MAT 499A 1
MAT 499B 1
MAT 499C 1

Social and Behavioral Sciences

HIS 3333  

 1-3

PSY 3333

 1-3

SOC 3333

 1-3

SWK 3333

 1-3

HIS 499A

1

HIS 499B

1

HIS 499C

1

PSY 499A

1

PSY 499B

1

PSY 499C

1

SOC 499A

1

SOC 499B

1

SOC 499C

1

SWK 499A

1

SWK 499B

1

SWK 499C

1

Social Justice

SJS 3333     

1-3

SJS 499A

1

SJS 499B

1

SJS 499C

1

Teacher Education

EDU 3333 

1-3

EDU 499A

1

EDU 499B

1

EDU 499C

1

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

BIB 499A

1

BIB 499B

1

BIB 499C

1

CHI 499A

1

CHI 499B

1

CHI 499C

1

CHM 499A

1

CHM 499B

1

CHM 499C

1

ICS 499A

1

ICS 499B

1

ICS 499C

1

PHL 499A

1

PHL 499B

1

PHL 499C

1

PRA 499A

1

PRA 499B

1

PRA 499C

1

REL 499A

1

REL 499B

1

REL 499C

1

THE 499A

1

THE 499B

1

THE 499C

1

YMN 499A

1

YMN 499B

1

YMN 499C

1

Worship Arts

WAS 3333

1-3

WAS 499A

1

WAS 499B

1

WAS 499C

1