3 What is a QEP? Quality Enhancement Plan A core requirement for SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation:“. . . a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined and focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning. The QEP should be embedded within the institution’s ongoing integrated institution-wide planning and evaluation process . . .” (SACSCOC Handbook for Reaffirmation of Accreditation, 2007, p. 3)An opportunity for the college to focus on a topic that we care about to improve student outcomes
4 What is a QEPAn opportunity for the college to focus on a topic that we care about to improve student outcomes
5 Why is a QEP now a SACS Core requirement? To make the SACS reaffirmation of accreditation process less prescriptive and . . .To give more control to institutions.
6 An Acceptable QEP . . .includes a broad-based institutional process identifying a key issue emerging from institutional assessment,focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution,demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP,includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP, andidentifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement. (SACSCOC Core Requirement 2.12)
7 The Topic Selection Team Topic Selection Co-ChairsCynthia Lofaso (HSS) and Rebecca Honeycutt (SME)Additional committee membersJoey Fronheiser (IE/IR/Planning), Ernie Wade (BAH), Kimberly French (Counseling)The entire CVCC Community
8 The ProcessBetween January 2012 and May 2012 the committee met with and gathered information from the following groups:Faculty AssociationPresident’s StaffVice-President of Academic Affairs and Student Services group (deans and directorsClassified Staff AssociationPart-Time Staff AssociationStudent Government Association
9 Faculty Association Focus Group Student success centerWriting centerTutoringFaculty advisingFocus on motivation and organizational skills of studentsFocus on reading skillsReading prerequisites
10 Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Student Services Focus Group An emphasis on the use of Collaborate for online instructionAn emphasis on mobile learningFaculty in each degree major to teach SDV 100Hybrid Course Offerings – how it could benefit & impact instruction, increase offerings
11 President’s Staff Focus Group Re-emphasized the broad based approachApproved existing QEP topicsIt is up to the CVCC community to come up with the topicCommitment of resources of both time and money
12 Open Forum More tutors and more subjects available for tutoring Career advisementIncreased support for student successIncorporation of reading, writing and math across the curriculumImprovement in wait times in counselingImprovement in student/faculty communicationImproved communication with counseling and advisingFaculty advisingCreation of learning communities
13 Classified Staff Association Focus Group Basic training for students in computer use, Blackboard and overall computer skills including proper use of for communicationAssistance for students in conducting research and writing term papersBasic training in library skills
14 Part Time Staff Association Focus Group Better structured tutoring centerBetter staffing in the tutoring centerStronger orientation program for incoming studentsCreation of an alumni mentor programBetter communication of learning resources and scholarship opportunities to studentsDevelopment of a career center
15 Department Meetings and Communications Tutoring with drop in availabilitySupport for students with academic difficulties early in the semesterMath and English tutoring centerWalk in tutoring with a shorter wait timeSite tutorsWays to enhance student motivation and promote a passion for learningComprehensive student learning centerEmphasis on literacyCreation of a writing center
16 Major ThemesLearning Resource Center to provide tutoring to a greater number of students in a greater number of academic areas.College Readiness Program to focus on students who are coming into the community college.Reading, Writing and Math across the Curriculum to focus on the incorporation of fundamental skills across all general education courses.
17 CVCC Quality Enhancement Plan Topic Selection Survey Survey ResultsCVCC Quality Enhancement Plan Topic Selection SurveyPlease rank order your choices for a QEP topicAnswer Options1st Choice2nd Choice3rd ChoiceRating AverageResponse CountLearning Resource Center5737221.70116College Readiness Program3641402.03117Reading, Writing, and Math Across the Curriculum2338522.26113answered questionskipped question
18 Next Steps Co-Chairs for the QEP Planning Process Formation of SubcommitteesStay tuned and get ready!