QEP Presentation 1 Attorney Wesley Bishop Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Faculty Affairs, TRIO, and QEP) Pamela E. Wanga, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Chair of QEP Task Force Director, Child Development and Family Studies College of Education, Building #1 504.286.5086 (Direct) 504.284.5546 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised QEP Standard ( Dec. 2009) 2 www.sacscoc.org SACSCOC Handbook (2010 Edition). The Principles of Accreditation: Quality Enhancement Plan Core Requirement 2.12 (page 19) Comprehensive Standard 3.3.2 (page 25)
QEP Topic Selection Process 3 11 topics (March 23-May 1, 2009) 22 topics (May 1-July 21, 2009) Topics reduced from 22 to 8 o University Conference (8/17/09) o Freshman Seminar and College Survival Skills Classes (Fall 2009) o SACS Institutional Effectiveness and SLO Workshop(9/11/09)
QEP Topic Selection Process 4 2 topics tied (SACS/QEP Town Hall Meeting (11/11/09) Utilize Technology as a Tool for Student Information, Communication, and Positive Engagement (B1) Improve Student Learning in Online Courses by Increasing Student, Faculty, and Institutional Readiness for such a Learning Environment (B2)
QEP Topic Selection Process 5 Tie Breakers! University Conference 1/04/2010 and Alumni Online Survey 1/21/2010 through 1/22/2010 1) Utilize Technology as a Tool for Student Information, Communication, and Positive Engagement (B1=64) 2) Improve Student Learning in Online Courses by Increasing Student, Faculty, and Institutional Readiness for such a Learning Environment (B2=70)
Final Topic E-Focused! Enhancing Student Learning in Online Courses by Improving Institutional Readiness http://www.suno.edu/QEP/index.html 6
SACSCOC Advisory Visit (July 12-14, 2010) 7 Updated QEP Timeline Orientation of SACS Leadership Team, Atlanta, Georgia (June 14, 2009) Broad-based QEP selection process (Fall 2009-Spring 2010) Submission of QEP Abstract and Organizational Chart (May 11, 2010) SACSCOC Advisory Visit (7/12-7/14, 2010) Nomination of QEP Lead Evaluator (By 1/15/2011) Submission of QEP Report (and Focused Report, if necessary) (1/15/2011)
SACSCOC Advisory Visit (July 12-14, 2010) 8 Updated QEP Timeline, cont. SACSCOC On-Site Visit (3/2-3/4, 2011) QEP Pilot and baseline data collection (Spring and Fall 2011) Reaffirmation of accreditation decision (December 2011) Implementation of QEP following reaffirmation (Spring 2012) Submission of the QEP Impact Report (2017)
QEP Goals and Objectives 9 1 Topic 3 Goals 10 objectives 8 Specific Measurable Outcomes
QEP Goals and Objectives 10 Goal 1: Enhance the performance of second semester first year freshmen in online general education courses. (5 Objectives) Objective 1.1: Engage and motivate students to build a conceptual understanding and mastery of the QEP and its impact on online course performance. Objective 1.2: Employ technology comprehensively and innovatively to support effective student learning in online courses.
QEP Goals and Objectives 11 Goal 1,cont. Objective 1.3: Create and consistently utilize a tool or tools to formally assess student readiness for online learning. Objective 1.4: Provide remediation and staff support for students not ready for online learning. Objective 1.5: Select three general education courses to prepare students early for online learning and to provide baseline data.
QEP Goals and Objectives 12 Goal 2: Increase faculty and staff readiness and proficiency for online teaching. (3 Objectives) Objective 2.1: Ensure quality and consistency in the design and evaluation of online courses. Objective 2.2: Enhance the online instructional skills of faculty and staff through regular training to ensure quality and consistency. Objective 2.3: Improve assessments and evaluation of online course instructor effectiveness.
QEP Goals and Objectives 13 Goal 3: Improve institutional readiness for online teaching and learning. (2 Objectives) Objective 3.1: Develop and commit a budget that reflects a realistic institutional investment of resources in the QEP. Objective 3.2: Enhance and increase online learning resources and student services.
14 Specific Measurable Learner Outcome for Objective 1.1: By the time of the SACSCOC onsite visit in early March 2011, at least 80% of SUNO freshman and sophomore year students and 50% of junior and senior year students will be able to articulate the QEP topic and its impact on student learning. Your position:Your Input: QEP Measurable Outcomes
15 Specific Measurable Learner Outcome for Objectives 1.2 and 1.3: 100% of students in the QEP cohort will perform above average (80% or higher) on the Readiness for Education at a Distance Indicator (READI), Student Orientation in Online Mastery (SOOM), and Online Learning Skills Assessment (OLSA) pre-test assessments, indicating their readiness for and likely success in online learning. Your position:Your Input: QEP Measurable Outcomes
16 Specific Measurable Learner Outcome for Objective 1.4: 50% of students receiving remedial support for online courses will score better than their original scores in the post-test READI, SOOM and/or OSLA, qualifying them for readiness to proceed to the ENGL 111, BIOL 105, and COMM 210 online courses. Your position:Your Input: QEP Measurable Outcomes
17 Specific Measurable Learner Outcome for Objective 1.5: 75% of students in the QEP cohort will demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic computer operations, software, and Blackboard applications as evidenced in scores of “B” or better in English 111, Biology 105, and Communication 210 online courses. Your position:Your Input: QEP Measurable Outcomes
18 Specific Measurable Outcome for Objectives 2.1 and 2.2: 100% of faculty and staff teaching online courses, including English 111, Biology 105, and Communication 210 will receive Quality Matters training and certification by August 30, 2011. Your Position: Your Input: QEP Measurable Outcomes
19 Specific Measurable Outcome for Objective 2.3: 100% of faculty and staff who will have received QM training and certification will be evaluated at 4.0 or better by their online students completing English 111, Biology 105, and Communication 210. Your Position: Your Input: QEP Measurable Outcomes
20 Specific Measurable Outcome for Objective 3.1: The QEP Budget will be approved as adequate by SACSCOC during the March 2-4, 2011 site visit based on comparisons with institutions of similar type/size doing similar QEP topics. Your Position:Your Input: QEP Measurable Outcomes
21 Specific Measurable Learner Outcome for Objective 3.2: 75% of students in the QEP cohort will persist in the three online courses and express interest in enrolling in additional online courses at advanced levels, implying better preparation and support will boost retention of students in online courses Your Position:Your Input: QEP Measurable Outcomes
22 Overall: E-Focused! Enhancing Student Learning in Online Courses by Improving Institutional Readiness, if done right, will result in: Better quality of online course instruction and learning Increased student enrollment in online courses Increased student retention in online courses Better performance of students in online courses To Sum It Up
23 Increased percentage of students taking subsequent online courses Increased positive perception of students of their mastery of course objectives, navigation, successful completion, and evaluation A pool of highly motivated faculty and staff Meeting the requirements for SUNO’s reaffirmation of accreditation by SACSCOC To Sum It Up
24 Focus on firming the QEP Student Learning Outcomes (today’s assignment) Convene regular QEP subcommittee meetings Stay tuned for QEP consultant visit starting in early September Submission of QEP is January 15, 2010 More information online at: http://www.suno.edu/QEP/index.html Moving Forward