Nonprofit Leadership Studies
Murray State University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) – Bring Learning to Life – was determined to be an institutional priority by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs based on institutional assessment and feedback provided through an environmental study of all constituency groups associated with the university.
The purpose of Bring Learning to Life is to improve experiential learning outcomes through: the implementation of learning experiences in which students apply principles learned in the classroom in a real-world setting; and professional development opportunities related to such relevant pedagogical areas as application, problem-solving, critical/creative thinking, and information literacy.
Bring Learning to Life was identified through institutional assessment, is anchored to the university’s mission, and focuses on student learning outcomes and the environment supporting student learning. Bring Learning to Life has well defined goals and associated assessment plans which were developed through broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies. Murray State University possesses the capability, resources, and expertise to implement and complete this QEP.
The Nonprofit Leadership Studies program is ranked # 1 on Murray State University's campus in students bringing learning to life by volunteering their time at many of the nonprofit organizations in Murray and the surrounding communities.