What is a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)?
The QEP describes 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 and may very well evolve from this existing process or from other processes related to the institution’s internal reaffirmation review. (Source: SACSCOC QEP Handbook 2007)
CGTC’s QEP: Addressing the ALFAA Bs
Identifying Barriers and Setting Benchmarks through Purposeful Advisement: A Plan to Improve Performance of At-Risk Students
The Plan is designed to improve the environment surrounding student learning for at-risk students, those who are first-time, first-generation, and/or academically challenged, by implementing a three-pronged intervention strategy: 1) a purposeful advising approach (ALFAA – The Five-Step Advisement Process); 2) academic support, including a college readiness course (COLL 1500); and 3) student support services, including an early alert system (TEAMS). The College utilized broad based participation and an institutional data review in the discovery and development of the focus and Plan. Therefore, to meet the College’s Mission and the educational needs of a very diverse student body, more specifically the at-risk population, CGTC has established the following goals and expected student learning outcomes as a result of this Plan’s implementation.
ALFAA Goals and Desired Student Learning Outcomes
|1. Students will be knowledgeable of purposeful advising and techniques which support student learning||a. Students will be able to devise and use an academic plan which promotes program completion
b. Students will utilize academic support resources for successful course completion
c. Students will utilize student support resources which enhance their educational goals
|2. Students will be able to access and use College resources||a. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in using college success resources, e.g. Banner Self-Service, Gateway, DegreeWorks, and student email, as well as registration, and withdrawal procedures. b. Students will be able to locate appropriate reference materials utilizing learning resources|
|3. Students will be successful in their academic support and program-level courses||a. Students enrolled in COLL 1500 will be successful in their co-requisite Learning Support course. b. Students successfully completing COLL 1500 and Learning Support/LS 0090 courses will be successful in the program-level ENGL and/or MATH|
The Plan is guided by a QEP Steering Committee. The QEP Steering Committee and sub-groups are comprised of members from the College community.
QEP Steering Committee and Data Team Members 2020
For more information on the College’s QEP, The ALFAA B’s, contact Donna Dutcher, QEP Committee Chair, 478-218-3207 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.