Kentucky Wesleyan’s mission is to foster “a liberal arts education that nourishes and prepares students intellectually, spiritually and physically to achieve success in life.” To meet this mission, Kentucky Wesleyan creates an environment that supports and promotes each student’s intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth and prepares them to assume servant leadership roles in their professions. In keeping with its mission as related to the United Methodist Church’s Education Covenant of Partnership, it offers distance (online) degree programs for students who cannot attend traditional face to face classes.
Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), WE–Writing through Engagement, will strengthen student writing. The ability to communicate effectively in writing is fundamental in today’s professional world. The WE QEP will improve student writing through three specific engagement experiences – (1) Internships, (2) Service-Learning, and (3) Research, Scholarly and Creative Work. Extensive research has demonstrated that integration of course content with practical experience engenders deeper and more meaningful learning, has positive influences on persistence, degree completion, and the development of skills, and promotes students’ personal development.