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Patents and Trademarks: Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

This guide will help you locate resources on the invention process, patent and trademark searching, intellectual property, etc.

Campus Resources

As new information is added, I will continue to include links to campus resources.

Time Line

Final Approval Dec 5-8, 2015
QEP Rollout Jan 1, 2016
QEP Final report Due Jan 2021

Student Learning Outcomes

SLO1: Students will create works (which may be written, oral/aural, visual, and non-verbal) that demonstrate essential communication skills.

SLO2: Students will demonstrate global awareness and knowledge through the written, oral/aural, visual, and non-verbal communication warranted by individual disciplines.

SLO3: Students will produce work that communicates in a culturally informed and appropriate manner, using multiple lenses and perspectives with diverse groups and individuals about timely global issues. 

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globe made of flagsThe Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is "Bear our banners far and wide: Communicating in a global society," and is meant to empower students to communicate effectively in a globally-focused learning environment. The resources listed here are chosen to support the goals of the plan, including:

  1. TTU students will develop communication skills in a variety of media that are appropriate to their disciplines and focus on developing them within a global context.

  2. TTU students will successfully apply these communication skills in a range of situations with audiences, both local and global.

Library Resources

Culture Resources

TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. 

These are a few TED talks on global society communication: