Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
Building Success Through Discovery: Imagine, Investigate, Communicate
RESEARCH DAY 2013
28 Academic Departments and 5 Academic Units will be display and informally discuss student and faculty research on April 9 and 10, 2013
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Guillot University Center Banquet Halls (Second Floor)
Sponsored by: UNA's QEP Office, Phi Kappa Phi, and the QEP Leadership Team
The goal of UNA Research Day is to exhibit student and faculty research whether applied, conceptual, theoretical, practice-based, or artistic and to encourage academic discussions and camaraderie related to the presented work.
All student presentations will be held in the Loft located on the
Second Floor of the Guillot University Center
Faculty and Staff Members are invited to participate in UNA’s Research Day 2013 by:
- Displaying and/or demonstrating their research at their departmental table,
- Bringing their classes to the Guillot University Center, and/or
- Encouraging and mentoring students to apply to present their research either at the departmental table or as a formal presentation in the Loft.
Students are invited to participate in UNA’s Research Day 2013, by
- Showcasing your research in the Guillot University Center Banquet Halls,
- Presenting your research in the Loft, and/or,
- Attending and perusing research that is being demonstrated throughout the day.
What is UNA's Quality Enhancement Plan?
The University of North Alabama’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Building Success through Discovery, focuses on engaging students in undergraduate research, defined as the specific reading, data and information collection, analysis, and presentation skills (written or oral) required to successfully participate in problem-solving within any given discipline and career. Over the course of this multi-year project, the University seeks to infuse undergraduate research into all academic programs and to encourage all undergraduates participate in research through Building Success through Discovery.
UNA’s QEP was developed on the belief that discovery; the sense of being curious, asking a question, exploring the possible answers, and explaining the results, is at the heart of academic research. Thus, as a part of the QEP implementation process, students will acquire an understanding of the research process in their discipline, be expected to apply these skills, and consequently, increase their ability to analyze, think critically, and make informed decisions.