Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)


Updated November 18, 2022

Overview

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a part of the reaffirmation process directed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional accrediting body for higher education. The QEP affirms the commitment of the Commission of Colleges to enhancing the quality of higher education in the region and to focusing attention on student learning. The QEP describes a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined and focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution.

Meeting Documentation

Below are the agendas and meeting minutes for the QEP and related meetings.

 Meeting and Date     Agenda Documents       Meeting Minutes Documents   
 September 16, 2022 meeting of the QEP Committee  Agenda Minutes
 September 30, 2022 meeting of the QEP Committee Agenda Minutes
 October 3, 2022 meeting of Faculty Senate Agenda Minutes
 October 10, 2022 meeting of Faculty Senate discussing QEP Topics  Agenda Minutes
 October 11, 2022 meeting of the QEP Committee Agenda Minutes
 October 28, 2022 meeting of the QEP Committee Agenda Minutes
November 11, 2022 meeting of the QEP Committee Agenda  

 

Events

Events associated with the Quality Enhancement Plan follow in reverse order:

  1. October 23, 2022:  Board of Regents updated Academic Affairs Policy 2.18.
  2. September 22, 2022:  QEP Survey Results announced.
  3. September 8, 2022:  Initial email sent to potential Quality Enhancement Plan Committee Members.
  4. September 6, 2022:  Possible topics survey emailed to faculty, staff, and all students over the age of 18.
  5. April 25, 2022:  Co-requisite discussion with Mathematics and English faculty.
  6. April 3, 2022:  Summary of all preliminary discussions related to the Quality Enhancement Plan.
  7. March 23, 2022:  Board of Regents Academic Affairs Policy 2.18 Gateway Mathematics and English Course Requirements.
  8. September 17, 2022:  Disaggregated Success Rates by Ethnicity, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status for Courses with the Highest Enrollment Academic Year 2021-2022.
  9. August 21, 2022:   An Investigation into the Longitudinal Success and Withdrawal Rates AY 2021-2022 was presented to the Chancellor's Extended Cabinet on August 23, 2022.
  10. December 17, 2021:  An Investigation into Longitudinal Retention Rates paper presented to Cabinet on December 14, 2021 and Academic Council December 16, 2021.
  11. November 24, 2021:  An Investigation into Success and Withdrawal Rates AY 2020-2021 paper presented to Cabinet on November 30, 2021 and Faculty Senate on November 29, 2021.
  12. October 26, 2021:  Disaggregated Success Rates by Ethnicity, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status for Courses with the Highest Enrollment Academic Year 2020-2021.

 

Committee Membership

Name Position
 Dr. Billy Fontenot  (Co-Chair) Department Chair of Humanities and Professor of English
 Ms. Cassie Jobe-Ganucheau   (Co-Chair) Executive Director of Library and Student Support Services 
   
 Dr. Brandon Borill  Associate Professor, Chemistry, Department Chair, Sciences
 Mr. Todd Dozier  Dean, Division of Arts and Sciences
 Ms. Amanda Dunlap  Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department Chair of Mathematics
 Ms. Elizabeth Duos Vidrine  Assistant Professor of Mathematics
 Dr. Paul Fowler  Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation, Ex Officio
 Ms. Angela Greaud  Associate Professor, Early Child Education; Department Chair, Social Sciences; Chair, Faculty Senate 
 Dr. John Hamlin  Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
 Mr. Chad Jones  Director of Outreach and Recruiting
 Dr. Robert Jones II  Assistant Professor of English
 Ms. Symantha Jones  Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
 Ms. Felicia “Nikki” May  Assistant Professor of Business Administration
 Mr. Mark Richards   Coordinator of Criminal Justice
 Dr. Mae Simoneaux  Program Director, Nursing
 Ms. Traquana Smith  Coordinator for Student Life
 Dr. Nancee Sorenson  Chancellor, Ex Officio
 Mr. Brent Swann  Financial Aid Counselor
 Ms. Victoria Throop  Director of Housing and Residence Education
 Ms. Bettina Trumps  President, Student Government Association
   
 Ms. Michelle Richard  Administrative Assistant and Recorder
 Ms. Debbie Seilhan  Administrative Assistant and Recorder