Global Learning: A World of Opportunity for Appalachian Students
Appalachian's new Office of the QEP was established on July 1, 2013 as the central hub for work involving the university's Global Learning Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Dr. Garner Dewey assumed his new position in July as the Director of the QEP and is working to establish foundational directives for each QEP project. One of his first tasks is to establish a QEP Advisory Council. Members of the QEP Council will meet monthly and, according to Dr. Dewey, will assist in the implementation of the QEP. Members will also serve as advocates for their respective colleges and/or offices for various programs and endeavors of the QEP.
The Office of the QEP is located in Appalachian Hall in room 270 and 272. Feel free to stop by and share your thoughts and/or questions about the QEP.
SACSCOC On-site Visit and Recommendations
As one of the final phases of the accreditation process, an on-site committee from SACSCOC visited campus April 8-12, 2013. The committee reviewed the QEP and met with an aray of constituents including faculty, staff, students and administrators from across campus. Appalachian was found to be compliant in all Core and Federal Requirements. However, the visiting team submitted three recommendations to improve the QEP. Based on those recommendations, the original QEP will undergo a few modifications. Please click here to learn more about the recommomendations of the SACSCOC team and Appalachian's response.
Appalachian's QEP Learning Goals and Outcomes
Goal 1: To develop globally competent knowledge
Goal 2: To cultivate intercultural competencies (I.e, increase student's ability to work effectively with others who are different than them)
Goal 3: To foster globally competent citizenship
Read more in Appalachian Today magazine
The Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Appalachian Today highlights the QEP and devotes 40 pages to photos and stories about Appalachian's existing international activities. Read more