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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

What is QEP?

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The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is the component of the reaffirmation process that reflects and affirms the commitment of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College (SACSCOC) to enhancing the quality of higher education in the region and to focusing attention on student learning.

The QEP addresses a well-defined and focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning and/or student success. The QEP (Standard 7.2) is to have five essential elements:

  1. Derived from institutional planning and evaluation processes;
  2. Has broad-based support of institutional constituencies;
  3. Focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success;
  4. Institution is committing and will continue to commit resources needed for the QEP to have a good chance of success; and
  5. Includes a plan to assess the level of that success.

Developing a QEP as a part of the reaffirmation process is an opportunity for the institution to demonstrate its commitment to continuous improvement of student learning and student success – the most fundamental role of any institution of higher education.

 

QEP Topic Proposal Guidelines

Developing a QEP as a part of the reaffirmation process is an opportunity for the institution to demonstrate its commitment to continuous improvement of student learning and student success – the most fundamental role of any institution of higher education.

Topic proposals will be received via the form below. While we are taking in your proposal field by field in the form, the combined text received in the form should not exceed five pages. Perhaps type your responses in a separate Word document, and then paste your responses in the form.

The topic proposal needs to be detailed and demonstrate potential for implementation and success, but can leave room for further development. Individuals who submit QEP proposals will not necessarily be the same individuals responsible for directing the plan if the plan is selected.

Timeline: Proposals were accepted between January 12, 2024, and February 21, 2024. Submissions have now closed.

 

Resources

Link to evaluation rubric: Quality Enhancement Plan Framework Link to QEP Examples (UHD’s most recent QEP is listed under 2016, Track B).

Open Office Hours

We are offering open office hours for individuals who would like feedback on ideas or help with the proposals.

Friday, January 19


Thursday, January 25


Friday, February 2


 Monday, February 5


Wednesday, February 7

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    Proposal Selection Process

    Authors of selected proposals will be asked to present and answer questions about their proposal at the February 23 Steering Committee meeting (9-11am, ACAD 701).

    Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

    QEP is an initiative that will enhance student learning, and reflects the mission and values of the institution.

    UHD's QEP is currently in the process of development to enhance and complement the objectives outlined in our strategic plan. This initiative will empower us to further our crucial goal of ensuring student success.

     

    Name Role
    Paul Fulbright Faculty Representative, Marilyn Davies College of Business
    Travis Crone Faculty Representative, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Dana Smith Faculty Representative, College of Public Service
    Cesar Garza Faculty Representative, College of Science and Technology
    Sam Weehunt Library Representative, University Library
    Dr. David Ryden AVP for Programming and Curriculum
    Dr. Tammis Thomas First Year Seminar Director
    Dr. Poonam Gulati Executive Director, Impact Learning Office
    Dr. Wendy Burns-Ardolino Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Dr. Tim Redl Department of Mathematics (Co-Chair)
    Dr. Charlie Finch Director, Strategic Initiatives and Projects, Student Success and Student Life
    Mikayel Yegiyan Director, Institutional Data Analytics
    Michael Connelly Assistant Vice President for Advising and Student Progression
    Stefany Records Business Affairs Representative (Co-Chair)
    Hayden Bergman Marketing and Communication Representative
    Veronica Costilla or designee Student Government Association Representative
    TBD Graduate Student Representative

    Date Agenda Minutes
    December 19, 2023 Meeting Agenda Minutes
    January 12, 2024 Meeting Agenda Minutes
    January 26, 2024 Meeting Agenda Minutes
    February 12, 2024 Meeting Agenda Minutes
    February 23, 2024 Meeting Agenda Minutes
    March 1, 2024 Meeting Agenda Minutes