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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) 2010-2015

QEP Links & Resources

  1. What is the QEP?
  2. QEP Organization Chart
  3. Goals & Objectives for QEP
  4. QEP Strategies
  5. Assessing Strategies & Evaluating the QEP
  6. QEP Document
  7. QEP Committee
  8. Twitter & Facebook
  9. Topic of QEP
  10. QEP Poem

QEP Accomplishments

For more information on the Quality Enhancement Plan, contact:

Eve Davis, Ph.D., QEP Director
101-A Ellison Hall
Office:  (804) 354-5956

1.  What is the Quality Enhancement Plan?
A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a plan of action mandated by SACS as part of the reaffirmation/reaccreditation process; a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a five-year plan with goals, objectives, learning outcomes, strategies, and assessment that focus on enhancing student learning. The plan also includes broad-based community involvement, a sound budget, proof of the university’s ability to sustain the proposed project, and a marketing plan.

2. QEP Organization Chart

3. Goals & Objectives for QEP

4. QEP Strategies
The QEP strategies for implementation are directly aligned with the objectives of the plan, which include:

  1. Writing Intensive Courses with electronic portfolio requirement
  2. Electronic Tutoring Enhancements in the University’s Writing Center
  3. Writing-Grammar Workbook/Handbook
  4. Faculty Development

Details on each strategy begin on page 23 of the QEP document

5. Assessing Strategies and Evaluating the Plan

The strategies will be assessed using the following measures:

  1. ENG 100, 101, 102 pre- and post-assessments (diagnostics)
  2. Evaluation of electronic portfolios for ENG 102
  3. Student/faculty satisfaction surveys for the University’s Writing Center and faculty development sessions

Evaluation of the plan: 

To evaluate the entire Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program, semester reports will be generated and included in annual assessment reports on the QEP initiatives to be given to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The five-year impact report mandated by the SACS-COC will be compiled from these reports. Data from the semester and annual reports will be used to determine if changes must be made to the WAC program or if a new program needs to be introduced. The ongoing monitoring process will access data on how effective the WAC program is for Virginia Union University. 

Details on assessments and evaluation of the plan begin on page 30 of the QEP document

6. QEP Document

7. QEP Committee 2014

Eve Davis, Ph.D.; Director, Quality Enhancement Plan 
Charla Armstead, Assistant Director, Career Services 
Joy Lawson Davis, Associate Professor; Chair, Department of Teacher Education
Pamela Foreman, Interim Library Director 
Joy Goodrich, Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness 
Linda Jackson, Director, Sponsored Programs/Research 
Linda McDonald, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Literature 
Gerard McShepard, Assistant Professor; Chair, Department of Natural and Physical Sciences 
Judith Powell, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing/Management 
Roswitha M. Shelton, Writing Center Coordinator 
Myja Thibault, Assistant Professor, Department of History 
Hendricus Van Antwerpen, Associate Professor, Department of Natural and Physical Sciences 
Bynetta Wiggins, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education 
Shannan Wilson, Assistant Professor; Interim Chair, Department of Languages and Literature 

8. Follow Us on Twitter & Facebook
QEP_VUU QEP Writing Across the Curriculum, Virginia Union University

The History of Virginia Union University's Quality Enhancement Plan

9. Topic of QEP (2010)
The QEP topic, Writing Across the Curriculum: Critical for Student Success, was generated through a process that included:

  1. Stakeholders’ input which generated four specific topics
  2. Survey on topics resulting with writing in the top three
  3. White papers submitted by faculty members
  4. QEP Committee’s final decision for the topic Writing Across the Curriculum: Critical for Student Success

The process for selection begins on page 12 of the QEP document

10. QEP Poem