|President||Dr. George Hagerty|
|Location||Leesburg, Florida, United States|
Quality Enhancement Plan
Every college in the Southern Association of Colleges (SACS) are required to submit and implement a "Quality Enhancement Plan" (QEP). This includes Beacon College. The idea behind the Quality Enhancement Plan is for the college or school to devise a personal plan--that's documented--to the SACS with the mission and purpose of outlining a course of action to deliver better institutional methods and practices to greatly improve student learning; in turn vastly improving the overall educational quality of the college.
Beacon College's main mission with its Quality Enhancement Plan is taking up the Paul/Elder Critical Thinking philosophy and methods. The Paul/Elder methods to train the mind and find a higher more efficient way of critically thinking and reasoning are based on a few principals that Beacon College has fully adopted. Paul/Elder teaches that first it is important to establish the "elements of reasoning(or thought)", i.e.: concepts, purpose, point of view, etc. Then to follow up and train students' minds to take in "intellectual traits(or virtues)", i.e.: intellectual courage, "fairmindedness", intellectual empathy, etc. Beacon College has found not only these methods to be effective and beneficial to their students in the classroom but also for their students outside/after the classroom.
- "Beacon College". U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
- "Beacon College". Fast Facts. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
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