The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for Wake Forest University will focus on Transcending Boundaries: Building a Global Campus Community. Stemming from our tradition of liberal arts education, our mission to be a vibrant and diverse learning community, and our history of global programs and studies, we seek to surpass our previous successes in education abroad.

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Through this QEP, we will create a global campus community that is defined, not by place or cohort, but by a shared set of norms and values, and characterized by global mindsets. This community will be catalyzed by liberal arts education emphasizing intercultural inquiry, self-awareness, community interaction, intercultural communication and global responsibility.

As a result of our collaboratively identified student learning outcomes, we will launch four initiatives, each encompassing dimensions of liberal learning:

  • Global Connections to facilitate the ease and success of transition across cultures
  • Global AWAKEnings to develop global mindsets through a first-year abroad program
  • Global Villages to create living and learning communities focused on global mindedness
  • Global Laureates Academy to provide opportunities for enhancing  global mindsets through our curricular and co-curricular programs.

Complementing these initiatives will be a version of the Global Laureates Academy for faculty and staff that promotes the development and enhancement of their global mindsets.

Concerted execution and assessment of these initiatives will allow us to more accurately and precisely measure their impact, and then make any necessary modifications or adjustments towards the collective vision of a Global Wake Forest.

QEP Timeline


QEP Development Committees