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QEP Development

Development of the QEP - Transcript

Slide 1: Intro - UTHSC
Welcome to the second of three presentations on the UTHSC Quality Enhancement Plan. Presentation 1 focused on the description of the QEP. This presentation will provide an overview of the development of the plan, and the third presentation will highlight the five potential topics for our campus plan. 

Slide 2: Title
The QEP Steering Committee is pleased to offer the second presentation that describes the process for developing the QEP. You may have been seen parts of this presentation before as Steering Committee members have presented across the campus during the spring term. Our QEP will focus on student learning and will help the campus build on the excellence of our academic programs.

Slide 3: How do we develop the QEP?
The QEP must be developed with input from the students, faculty, and staff. We will rely on a committee structure to seek input into the development of the plan. We need broad participation and hope many of you will be interested in participating. Our faculty will have the most significant responsibility because the QEP must impact student learning and it is our faculty who will quide student learning across the disciplines. 

Slide 4: Committee Structure
The Steering Committee has identified additional committees that will be needed for the QEP. So anyone that is interested in serving on one of these committees should contact Vice Chancellor Lori Gonzalez. We will talk about the Steering Committee later in the presentation.

The Marketing Committee is responsible for marketing all aspects of the QEP, including digital and social media, the content of the website, and any other marketing that might be necessary.

The Assessment Committee is responsible for developing the assessment plan. This will include assessment of student learning for specific outcomes and assessing changes in attitudes and beliefs of our students depending on the topic selected.

The Faculty & Staff Development Committee will develop workshops and materials to assist those who will create and deliver content. This committee will partner with the Teaching and Learning Center, and the members may also propose national experts to come to campus for workshops or seminars.

The Technology Committee will focus on technology. Members will identify technology and develop training for the technologies that may be used to complement learning. This committee will also work closely with the Teaching and Learning Center.

The Co-Curricular Committee will identify activities pursued outside of the academic programs. These activities, programs, and learning experiences complement what students are learning in the classroom, lab, and clinic.

Finally, the Interprofessional Education Committee will develop activities and content related to interprofessional care. This committee will have an important role regardless of the topic selected. Service learning courses and interprofessional simulation activities will be developed by this committee and members of the campus community.

Slide 5: QEP Steering Committee Members
The members of the Steering Committee are listed here. The term “Current” is included because we will add to the committee as the planning moves forward. The committee includes students, faculty, staff, and administrators from across the campus.

Slide 6: QEP Steering Committee Responsibilities
The Steering Committee has the primary responsibility of making sure the QEP really happens. Specifically, the committee oversees topic selection, planning, implementation and assessment. It also has the responsibility to form the committees mentioned previously. Finally, the committee must ensure the campus follows the steps for QEP Development provided by SACSCOC.

Slide 7: Steps for Plan Development
SACSCOC provides guidance on how to develop the QEP. These are the nine steps they propose. These steps are fairly self-explanatory with the possible exception of Organizing for Success. This step refers to the need for a campus to take as much time in implementation as it does in planning. This involves identifying responsible parties, outcomes for specific roles and activities, and ensuring those involved have time to complete specific tasks.

Slide 8: Campus Responsibilities
The committee structure is critical to the success of the QEP but more important is that the all members of the community get behind the Big Idea. That is the only way we can be successful. Our community must select the topic and then participate based on their own roles and responsibilities. Some will have direct roles and others will have more indirect responsibilities. The Steering Committee has developed a set of Frequently Asked Questions that includes information related to the roles of individuals and units not directly involved in the teaching mission. The FAQ may be found on the QEP website.

Slide 9: Timeline for QEP
The development of the QEP requires a multi-year commitment. This table outlines the major milestones along the way to developing the complete plan. We should have the topic selected by the end of September 2017. The plan will be developed between September of 2017 and March 2018.

We will then spend almost a year focused on pilot projects. The projects will be implemented, assessed and revised as needed. This is a critical part of the process. We want to have some knowledge that what we propose will be successful.

We will finalize the QEP proposal for submission in September 2019.

Slide 10: Concluding Slide
Thanks for allowing the Steering Committee to share the QEP development process with you. The next five to seven years will be an exciting time. We look forward to working with students, faculty, and staff to create a wonderful QEP. If we develop a plan that is innovative, unique, transformational, values-informed, and community-focused, we will gain an edge in recruitment of the best students who have a commitment to change their communities.


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