Quality Enhancement Plan
The institution has developed an acceptable Quality Enhancement Plan and demonstrates the plan is part of an ongoing planning and evaluation process.
-- SACSCOC Core Requirement 2.12
The QEP fundamentally changes the accreditation process. In fact, the QEP transforms the accreditation process into a forward-looking event that will yield meaningful data and substantial benefits for the institution. A carefully designed and focused course of action addressing a well-defined topic or issue, related to improving the quality of student learning.
PresentationPresentation to the On-Site Reaffirmation Committee on October 20, 2011.
Interim Director of
Service-Learning Pilot CoursesFour faculty members − Dr. Leo Mundy in sociology, Dr. Craig Gentzle in business, Dr. Kim Pause Tucker in biology, and Dr. Elizabeth Wurz in English − involved in the Service-Learning Scholars Program also taught distinct “pilot” service-learning courses during Spring Semester 2011. Click each course number to view the syllabus.
- BIOL 3250: Marine Biology (biology)
- BUSA 2106: Environment of Business (business)
- ENGL 1101: Composition I (English)
- SOCI 1160: Introduction to Social Problems (sociology)
A service-learning requirement existed in each class. Approximately 110 students participated across the four courses with 15 distinct community partners, averaging just over 15 hours of service per student.
QEP Steering CommitteeCommittee Membership
- Holly Christensen, Academic Affairs, Chair
- Carla Bluhm, Psychology
- Michael Butcher, Student Affairs
- Sandra Crum, Student/Teacher Education
- Leon Gardner, Chemistry
- Dawana Gibbs, Health Sciences
- Michelle Ham, Business Affairs
- Kay Hampton, Academic Affairs
- Debbie Holmes, Library
- Stacy Howe, Advisement
- Claire Hughes, Teacher Education
- Leo Mundy, Sociology
- Niki Schmauch, Learning Center
- Andrew Smith, Student Affairs
- Tony Wege, Political Science
Committee Meeting Minutes
|Development||Synthesize the working definition of service learning with goals and objectives, including student learning outcomes, strategies, assessment, and resources - outline and structure the QEP topic selected||
|Implementation||Develop service learning pilot program for Spring 2011; provide appropriate mechanisms to integrate the QEP into the College's mission; develop a plan to commit institutional resources to support the plan||
|Marketing||Generate ideas to educate the College community on QEP requirements; publicize and promote various components of the QEP; raise general interest in the QEP among faculty, staff and students||
|Assessment||Determine the appropriate data collection and analysis processes to be implemented at both institutional and course levels||