Critical thinking is taking place continuously at Piedmont College! Piedmont College’s Quality Enhancement Plan is more than just an idea, it’s a reality. We are excited to showcase examples of student work here in our gallery.
2011 A World Beyond My Status Conferences
In the 2011-12 school year, Piedmont stepped outside our comfort zones through the theme A World Beyond My Status. Across disciplines throughout the college we searched out cultures, perspectives, and ideas new to us and learned to think for ourselves about them.
These conferences were organized for students and faculty to share what they learned related to A World Beyond My Status. There were poster sessions for students, art exhibits, guest speakers, debates with students and faculty, and faculty presentations. To get an idea of how students were thinking critically about this theme, click below to view the programs for each conference.
Demorest Campus, November 9, 2011
Athens Campus, November 16, 2011
Piedmont Athens Coffee Shop
On September 22, 2011, PC-Athens hosted the second annual Coffee House Open Mic, a two hour event featuring the work of artists and writers associated with Piedmont College. Close to fifty people were in attendance, and the night was a big success!
2012 Butterfly Effect Challenge Winner
We gave the challenge, and you didn't let us down! Part of the Demorest Butterfly Effect Celebration was a Creativity Challenge for Piedmont students. We knew you had been hearing about our theme all semester and we wanted to see what you learned. Eight students entered poems, short stories, songs, and artwork exemplifying the butterfly effect. While all of the entries showed great insight, one stood out among the rest. Congratulations to Sonya Leckman for her poem titled Butterfly!
The Grill on Georgia Street Project
A Competitive Improvement Plan (November 2009)
Class: BA 499, The Grill Project
Students: Bobbie Cofer, Zachary Hicks, William Martin, Scott Pratt, & Lance Turner
Summary: A team of five business students conducted research as part of a plan to improve The Grill on Georgia Street. The team collected data from evening business students and from students who eat in the cafeteria. Responses from 98 residential students were included in the analysis. The survey asked questions about usage behaviors and solicited suggestions for making The Grill a more enticing venue. The business students found that students with meal plans did not regularly use all their meals in the cafeteria, electing to dine off campus. The students’ analysis indicates an opportunity for The Grill. If it provides quality customer service, affordable prices, and breakfast they may be a more appealing establishment for Piedmont students.
To view the complete improvement plan, click here. (PDF)