Quantitative Skills for All Disciplines
The student learning goals of the QEP will help undergraduate
students (a) acquire basic quantitative literacy and numeracy skills, (b)
effectively communicate the results of their quantitative analysis, and (c)
acquire discipline-specific advanced quantitative skills.
UTSA’s vision is to be a premier public research university, providing
access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global
environment. In this new environment, quantitative reasoning skills are
essential for all citizens to help them understand and critically evaluate
information to make better-informed decisions. Through well-designed
curriculum that integrates these skills, the undergraduate curriculum
redesigns will adopt existing best practices for teaching and learning
The QLP includes an intensive training program for faculty to help
with course redesign and assessment. Faculty members participating in the
QEP will receive summer support in the form of course development grants.
The QEP also includes a detailed program of assessment and evaluation to
ensure progress toward the vision and goals. The results of the assessments
will be used to monitor the progress of the plan and make continuous
improvements as needed.
Over the next five years, the QEP will provide the organizational
framework and resources for an institutional transformation to graduate a
quantitative, informed citizenry consistent with the mission and vision of the
University. The QEP envisions the creation of an exemplary program that will
transform the environment to one where quantitative reasoning skills are
ingrained in not only the curriculum, but also the culture of UTSA.