DegreePlus abstract accepted for panel presentation at conference

An abstract developed by three members of WCU’s faculty and staff has been accepted for a panel presentation at the Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, which will be hosted March 8-10 by the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

The abstract “Participation In and Impact of the DegreePlus Pilot Program: A Voluntary Extra-Curricular Program for Transferable Skill Development” was produced by Shawna Young, director of marketing and assessment in the Division of Student Affairs; April Tallant, associate dean of the Honors College; and Carmen Huffman, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

DegreePlus is the name of WCU’s Quality Enhancement Plan, a comprehensive plan for institutional improvement. Designed as a holistic approach involving not only faculty and students but all aspects of the campus community, DegreePlus is intended to enhance student success by complementing course-based learning with an improved framework to support student participation in extracurricular activities through experience in activities that enhance leadership, cultural responsiveness, teamwork and professionalism skills.