About Communications and Learning at SPC
Communicating and learning skills are essential in every area of our personal and professional lives. Through guided practice and study of Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision Making, we can improve our ability to communicate and to understand our world -- and that guided practice is the core of our courses in Communications and Learning.
Our goal is to train students in the craft of Critical Thinking with an emphasis on Ethical Decision Making. See the details of our St. Philip's College QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) below.
Our outstanding, experienced faculty are ready to help you achieve your education goals in all of the following areas: English (Composition and Literature), Foreign Languages (Spanish), Speech, Reading, Education, and Student Development/Counseling. Take a look at the courses we offer, and come by and see us.
WHAT IS A QUALITY ENHANCEMENT PLAN (QEP)?
The Quality Enhancement Plan or QEP is a multi-year project to improve an important aspect of student learning through broad-based involvement and is a requirement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
WHAT IS ST. PHILIP'S COLLEGE QEP?
Ethical Decision–Making is the topic chosen by St. Philip’s College constituents: students, faculty, staff, administrators and external advisory committee members as each of these groups gave input to our selected topic. The logo was chosen by popular vote.
WHAT ASPECTS OF LEARNING DO WE WANT TO EMPHASIZE?
QEP FOCUS STATEMENT: Ethical Decision–Making is the ability to connect values and choices to actions and consequences.
QEP GOAL: Students engage in specific measurable academic activities to enhance their ethical decision–making skills.
QEP STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Values: Students gain skills to assess their own values.
- Ethical Issues: Students identify and are knowledgeable of ethical issues.
- Perspectives: Students analyze various ethical perspectives.
WHO IS INVOLVED?
The Ethical Decision-Making QEP requires a collaborative effort from everyone in order to be successful. The plan involves staff and faculty facilitated learning activities for students.
THE PROCESS OF ETHICAL DECISION–MAKING
- Stop and think to determine the facts.
- Identify options.
- Consider consequences for yourself and others.
- Make an ethical choice and take appropriate action.
Distance Learning ---- Web-Enhanced, Hybrid, and Online Learning
**Note** If you are new to
online classes, you are REQUIRED to take the
Orientation to Online Learning course, OLRN 20457 OLRN 0001.001, 20941 OLRN 0001.002, 22826 OLRN 0001.008, 26440 OLRN 0001.010, 29320 OLRN 0001.020, and 29321 OLRN 0001.021
This course familiarizes students with navigating through the
online system for a successful start. Register for the free, self-paced OLRN
course the same way as any other course. See alamo.edu/spc/distance-learning, or call 210-486-2239 for more information.
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