QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan)
What is QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan)?
- The QEP is a vehicle by which institutions can increase their overall quality and effectiveness by focusing on one issue that can improve student learning.
- The QEP is a transformative campus process that is anchored in student learning and enhancing the climate for student learning.
- The QEP is grounded in the commitment of SACS to increase quality and promote student learning.
(Source: Silver, Joseph H. The Anatomy of the QEP, SACS-COC Annual Meeting, December 2007.)
Why does LSC-O need a QEP?
Every ten years Lamar State College-Orange is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on College (SACSCOC). SACS evaluates all degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states to ensure they are meeting the highest educational standards. A college's accreditation assures that the college maintains its quality and its credits will transfer to other accredited colleges and universities. Accreditation also means LSC-O is eligible for state and federal funds.
LSC-O is preparing for its next SACS evaluation, which will occur in 2014. LSC-O must develop its own QEP as a required part of the reaccreditation process. The QEP will outline a five-year program, which will be implemented at LSC-O from 2014-2019.
To encourage campus awareness and participation in an effort to develop the LSC-O 2015-2020 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
The current proposed statement of LSC-O QEP topic is:
“Lamar State College-Orange’s QEP will focus on increasing student commitment to education through flipped classroom methods.”
QEP Steering Committees:
- Literature Review Committee
- Ni Song (Chair)
- Ms. Dorraine Babcock
- Mr. Hunter Keeney
- Ms. Audrey Kapranos
- Ms. Elizabeth Pressler
- Design Committee
- Michael Rather Jr. (Chair)
- Dr. Jerry Sanford
- Ms. Vicki Norville
- Ms. Mary Sizemore
- Ms. Sribhagyam Srinivasan
- Ms. Lisette Hodges
- Dr. Arlene Turkel
- Communication Committee
- Brianne Moreau (Chair)
- Cindy Wyles
- Jennifer Petijean
- Sept 30, 3:30, faculty meeting, presentation “QEP updates” by Dr. Ni Song.
- Coffee and Conversations in faculty lounge, reaffirmation (QEP is an important part of it), 8:30-11:30 Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15
- Webinar "Flipping the College Classroom: Transform Students into Active Learners" by Dr. Robert Talbert.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 1:00-2:00 pm ET
- D2L Training Workshop on “flipped classroom” by Dr. Ni Song.
LSC-O’s QEP focuses on improving critical and analytical reading skills through implementation of interdisciplinary instructional techniques.
Current draft of students learning outcomes:
|Student Learning Outcome||Assessment Method||Expected Result|
1. Students will use a variety of reading strategies to enhance their critical and analytical reading comprehension.
2. Students will utilize available reading resources to strengthen their college-level vocabulary.