Be a Navigator and Teach a Mapped Course

What's a Navigator? 

A Navigator is a faculty member who volunteers to infuse QEP SLOs in a course.

For communication skills to be improved among students, volunteer faculty will redesign an existing course to incorporate all three QEP Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). Faculty who wish to be Navigators will apply through the QEP Executive Committee.

The QEP goal is to have up to four Navigators from each college each academic year teach Mapped Classes. Faculty Guides will serve as mentors to Navigator faculty members. 

Faculty Navigator Application

All Navigators will be required to participate in professional development regarding instructional strategies to promote communication skills and assessment measures and evaluation of student performance. Faculty will participate in Learning Community professional development to share their assignments and assessment results. 

Navigators will receive a $1000 stipend with a stipulation that they must continue to offer the Mapped Course for five years, even if the faculty volunteer in year four of the QEP, as this promotes sustainability of our QEP beyond the initial five years. Once a Navigator agrees to implement the communication SLOs in his/her course, he/she will continue to implement the revised course and collect data each ensuing year and participate in all QEP professional development.

 

What's a Mapped Course?

A Mapped Course is a class infused with communication skills.

All Mapped Courses will follow a syllabus template that clearly spells out expectations of the QEP.

Mapped Course Syllabus Template

QEP Common Assessments

QEP Common Rubrics

While faculty has the freedom to teach in different methods to suit their specific disciplines, six common QEP assessments (two for each SLO) must be completed in each Mapped Course which will be scored with common rubrics. A sample of common assessments from each class will be graded by a larger Learning Community  to provide validity at the end of each semester.