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So you've been hearing the rumblings around campus about a QEP and you may be asking yourself... "What is this QEP and what does it have to do with me?" Well you've come to the right place. Here are a few FAQs to get you started. Please stay tuned for more exciting plans to come!

QEP Basics

Question 1:  What does QEP stand for?

Quality Enhancement Plan

Question 2:  What is a QEP?

A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined and focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning. This plan must engage the wider academic community and include participation by faculty, staff, students and community stakeholders. What an opportunity to make a difference!

Question 3:  What is the goal of any QEP, according to SACS?

To improve student learning

Question 4:  Why is the QEP important?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) allows Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) to conduct a thorough evaluation of all aspects of student learning. Based on the findings, we will develop a QEP that is not only creative but vital to the long-term improvement of student learning. What an awesome opportunity for everyone at the college! SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) will review the QEP during their site visit in 2013 and upon approval the college will then have five years to implement and assess. This is one of the critical components of our reaffirmation process.

Question 5:  When is EFSC's SACS site visit?

Fall 2013

Question 6:  What is the name of EFSC's QEP?

Strengthen Your CORE

Question 7:  What is the tag line for our QEP?

Strong Essential Skills Create Successful Students

Question 8:  What does SACS stand for?

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Question 9:  How can I learn more about our QEP?

Contact Ramona Smith at smithr@easternflorida.edu or 321-433-5292. This is a very exciting opportunity for us to make a powerful and important change in the culture of learning here at EFSC.

Question 10:  How can I contribute?  

Please consider getting involved and lending your energy and expertise; this is a truly collective process so far, and we welcome faculty, staff, administrators and students! Contact one of the QEP Steering Committee members for more information!