Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Official Rules for FMU’s QEP Theme Song Contest

FMU is having a “WRITING WITH PRIDE” Theme Song contest through FEBRUARY 13, 2023.

Enter your song before 6:00PM on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2023, and you have a chance to win a prize of $500.00.

How the contest works:

FMU needs a theme song to create awareness for its QEP (Writing with Pride).  If you are a student currently enrolled and you can create a theme song, submit a video of the song to QEP@fmuniv.edu NO LATER THAN 2/13/23 AT 6:00 P.M.

The winning song will then become the official QEP Theme Song and will be made into a music video.

How to enter:

To be eligible to win, contestants must submit their song to QEP@fmuniv.edu by 2/13/23 AT 6:00P.M.

What to submit:

  • To be eligible for selection as the theme song, the song may not refer to any of the following: weapons/guns; offensive language and/or gestures; drugs or drug paraphernalia; mutilations; depictions offensive to ethnic, minority, or religious groups; child abuse; violence; animal cruelty; bodily functions; venereal diseases; physical handicaps; cadavers; rape or molestations; lavatory or lavatory jokes; nudity; threats to national security; defamation of character; any illegal, indecent, or obscene activity. (FMU’s QEP Committee will be the final judge for all content. Anything deemed indecent as judged by community standards will be disqualified).

Legal Stuff:

  • All entries become the property of FMU and will not be returned.
  • There will be only one grand prize winner for this contest.
  • The grand prize winner is only entitled to the grand prize and must sign and deliver to FMU a release waiving any rights to further compensation prior to FMU’s delivery of the grand prize to the winner. All other entries (non grand prize winning) and entrants are not entitled to any compensation whatsoever.
  • FMU reserves the right to use any entries as it deems fit.
  • The QEP Committee reserves the right to make the final selection of the winning song at its complete discretion. The decision of FMU’s QEP Committee is final and not subject to review or appeal.
  • Winners may accept only the grand prize as stated in contest rules. No other substitutions allowed. Failure to comply with this provision will result in forfeiture of the grand prize by the winner. The grand prize winner must agree to all terms and meet all requirements stated in these rules or forfeit the grand prize.
  • FMU reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these contest rules have been violated in any way.
  • By entering, the winning entrant agrees that his/her name and photograph may be used by FMU for promotional purposes without further remuneration (unless the winning entrant chooses to remain anonymous).



QEP – Writing with Pride

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an important component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process as required by the SACSCOC. The University must develop and implement a QEP every ten (10) years, and our current QEP is titled “Writing with Pride”.

The QEP “Writing with Pride” is Florida Memorial University’s commitment to enhancing instruction and experiences for the improvement of student learning and academic success.  Academic Quality and Student Success  are two key principles of our “Ascension to Excellence” Strategic Plan – “Create a student-centric environment where everyone is responsible for student success and students have rich learning and transformative experiences”.

The focus of Florida Memorial University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Writing with Prideis to improve writing skills, establish a culture of writing, and improve student success.

FMU Writing with Pride has three coordinated phases:

  1. Introductory Stage: College Writing I and II, and 100 level courses in the General Education Program focus on teaching and developing writing skills.
  2. Reinforcing Stage: Writing competencies reinforced in specific undergraduate courses within major areas of study.
  3. Mastery Stage: Writing competencies applied in a Mastery Level activity (Senior Project/Capstone Courses).

The goal is to help students improve their written communication skills during the early stages of matriculation which will enhance writing competencies in the upper-level courses, graduate school and career/workplace.

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