To Move Ahead, We Must Fast Forward-- Blitz Begins for JSU's New Quality Enhancement Plan


While crossing Pelham Street.
At the bus stop.
On the front porch of the Caf.

These are just a few places you can learn how to Fast Forward over the next few weeks.

This is no crash course in how to use your VCR or DVR. Instead, some of our faculty and staff are setting out on a marketing blitz to make sure that the entire campus knows about JSU’s Fast Forward Quality Enhancement Plan.

What exactly is our Quality Enhancement Plan and why is it so important?

A Quality Enhancement Plan is a new requirement of our accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, as we go through our reaffirmation this spring. 

Jacksonville State University's new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is Fast Forward: Using 21st Century Tools to Promote Critical Thinking.

Goals of Fast Forward are to increase students' critical thinking skills and confidence using technology to analyze and solve problems, to increase our teachers' confidence in the use of technology, and to promote new teaching methodologies through professional development and faculty mentoring.  

Fast Forward will begin during the Fall 2014 semester with the training of faculty who teach freshmen classes. In Fall 2015, freshmen enrolled in select courses will receive Apple iPads to use while attending JSU.

We are very excited about this initiative as we strive to give our students the tools and skills that will propel them toward future success. 

Here are some locations where you can learn more about Fast Forward in the days ahead:

Monday, March 17
7 a.m. - 10 a.m.   Wallace Hall Landing
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Theron Montgomery Building Food Court

Tuesday, March 18
10 a.m. - noon   Houston Cole Library/Hwy 21 Crosswalk
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Central Bus Stop
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Stone Center

Wednesday, March 19
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Houston Cole Library Crosswalk/Hwy 21
10 a.m. - noon   Stone Center Bus Stop

Thursday, March 20
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Mason Hall, Brewer Hall Crosswalk/ Hwy 21

Tuesday, April 1
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Ramona Wood Hall
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Merrill Hall South Side Entrance or Lobby, Stone Center West Bus Stop, Martin Hall Crosswalk/ Hwy 21 & 204

Wednesday, April 2
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Merrill Hall South Side Entrance or Lobby, Stone Center, Theron Montgomery Building Food Court, West Bus Stop, Martin Hall Crosswalk/Hwy 21 & Hwy 204

Thursday, April 3
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Ayers Hall
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.    Ayers Hall
10:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.   Front Porch, Jack Hopper Dining Hall

Fast Forward, Jacksonville State. It's all about YOU!

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"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow."

-- John Dewey