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Sample Presentation Headline REPRESENTATIVE SUBHEAD TO SUPPORT SUBJECT Presenter’s Name Position Title February 12, 2005 Quality Enhancement Plan PROPOSAL WORKSHOP Rial Rolfe, Ph.D. Vice President for Academic Services Sharon Kohout Director, Office of Institutional Planning & Effectiveness
Quality Enhancement Plan Agenda QEP Background QEP Process at TTUHSC QEP Thematic Areas Proposal Criteria Proposal Format Questions
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges One of six regional accreditors for Dept. of Education Accredits 793 institutions of higher education 10-year accreditation cycle Compliance Certification Report Quality Enhancement Plan TTUHSC Reaccreditation in 2009 Quality Enhancement Plan
The Quality Enhancement Plan QEP Definition: A carefully designed and focused course of action that addresses a well-defined topic or issue related to improving student learning Quality Enhancement Plan
QEP Required Components Clear and measurable goals Adequate resources in place to implement the plan Evaluation strategies for assessing the goals Evidence of community input and support of the plan
Improving Student Learning May include changes in students’ knowledge, skills, behaviors, and/or values Examples: Enhancing the academic climate Enhancing critical thinking skills Increasing student engagement in learning Exploring imaginative ways to use technology in the curriculum Introducing innovative teaching & learning strategies
Scope The topic or issue in the QEP plan: should be significant to the institution should be a major enhancement of the student learning experience should have a well-defined focus and a clear framework for development and implementation
Sample QEP Titles Enhancing Students’ Academic Experiences through Scholarly and Creative Activity Improving Student Learning through Direct Assessment Using Educational Technology to Enhance Student Learning INSPIRE: Infusing and Nurturing the Skills and Practice of Inquiry and Research in Education Blueprint to Excellence: Enhancing Academic Support Services— the Campus Culture Enhancing Student Learning by Developing Faculty Instructional Competencies
QEP Timeline July – August 2007 QEP Introduction Campaign September – October 2007 Solicit QEP Topic Recommendations November – December 2007 Review QEP Topic Recommendations; Determine Thematic Areas to Pursue January – February 2008 Solicit QEP Topic Proposals Based on Thematic Areas March 2008 Determine Final Four QEP Proposals for Referral to PEC April 2008 Selection of QEP by PEC May – October 2008 Research and Write QEP November – February 2009 QEP Awareness Campaign March 2009 Submit QEP to SACS
QEP Timeline July – August 2007 QEP Introduction Campaign September – October 2007 Solicit QEP Topic Recommendations November – December 2007 Review QEP Topic Recommendations, Determine Thematic Areas to Pursue January – February 2008 Solicit QEP Topic Proposals Based on Thematic Areas March 2008 Determine Final Four QEP Proposals for Referral to PEC April 2008 Selection of QEP by PEC May – October 2008 Research and Write QEP November – February 2009 QEP Awareness Campaign March 2009 Submit QEP to SACS
Thematic Areas Academic Support for Students: focus on improving academic and professional success of students through tutoring, study skills and time management workshops, preparation for licensure exams, and similar support Interdisciplinary Education: provide instruction in professionalism, cultural competence, communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and/or other core competencies common to all members of healthcare teams Faculty Development Programs: offer resources for faculty to further their pedagogical and professional development
Proposal Criteria The potential for significantly improving student learning at every TTUHSC campus and in each of the TTUHSC schools (School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and Paul M. Foster School of Medicine at El Paso) The potential for empirical, data-based measurement of its impact on student learning The potential for gaining widespread support and acceptance among TTUHSC constituents The potential for rapid deployment and time-sensitive adjustments for improvement over its five-year period The proposal will be evaluated on the basis of its relationship to the TTUHSC Strategic Plan and Mission, its budget implications, and its practicality of implementation.
Proposal Format 1. Brief Descriptive Title of the QEP Topic: Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning Creating Collaborative Care (C 3 ) Doing the Right Thing: A Campus Conversation on Ethics Inspire: Infusing and Nurturing the Skills and Practice of Inquiry and Research in Education
Proposal Format 2. Current Environment: What are the major elements in the current student learning environment that will be addressed by the proposed QEP topic? Faculty Survey Student Survey HSC Strategic Plan School Resources Submitted QEP Topics
Proposal Format 3. Purpose/Focus Statement: The [QEP topic] will increase/enhance student learning at the TTUHSC by... Equipping students to persist through the completion of their academic program because they have acquired the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, attitudes, and values which characterize successful learners.
Proposal Format 4. Implementation Plan a)Resources Needed: What are the specific needs--including estimated costs--for staffing, funding, facilities, equipment, and administrative support to implement and maintain the QEP topic?
Proposal Format 4. Implementation Plan b)Strategies and Activities: How will the QEP topic direct the institution in addressing the issues identified in #2 and achieving the outcomes suggested in #5? Current Environment (#2) Future Environment (#5)
Proposal Format 4. Implementation Plan c)Results/Outputs: If resources are provided and strategies/activities implemented for the QEP topic, what tangible results might be expected in terms of number of faculty trained, students involved, courses or programs developed or modified, etc.?
Proposal Format 5. Future Environment: If this QEP topic is adopted, what difference will it make in terms of student learning at the end of its implementation? Be as specific as possible, using both direct and indirect measures of student learning.
Proposal Format Additional Points The proposal should be prepared as a Microsoft Word document with one-inch margins and 10-point typeface. It may not exceed eight (8) single-spaced pages in length, including bibliography. Supporting documentation can be included Due no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2008 Each of the submitters of the four most viable QEP proposals will receive a $5,000 award. In the case of team submissions, the team will receive the award to be divided among themselves.