Global Learning: A World of Opportunity for Appalachian Students
What is the QEP?
A Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, is a requirement of the affirmation of accreditation process Appalachian is currently undergoing with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The QEP serves as a roadmap that addresses a well-defined topic related to improving student learning. Appalachian has chosen its QEP topic to be "Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian Students." The five-year plan emphasizes strengthened international activities offered both at home and abroad and earlier in a student¹s college career.
QEP Steps in Spring 2013
Appalachian's QEP was submitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in February. View the plan (PDF 1.80M). More than three years of work and the efforts of hundreds of people went into the formulation of the QEP. Congratulations to the campus on a job well done!
As one of the final phases of the accreditation process, an on-site committee from SACS will visit campus April 8-12, 2013. The committee will review the QEP on the 9th and 10th. Because the campus visit plays a pivotal role in the Commission's decision to reaffirm Appalachian's accreditation, the QEP teams and council will be working hard until the visit to promote widespread awareness of the QEP. Look for messages and marketing of various sorts throughout March and early April.
View more information about the on-site visit (PDF 222K).
Appalachian's QEP Learning Goals
- To develop globally competent knowledge
- To cultivate intercultural competencies (I.e, increase student's ability to work effectively with others who are different than them)
- To foster globally competent students
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
QEP final draft (PDF 1.80M)
For more information, contact any member of the QEP Leadership Team.
Dr. Tony Carey
Ms. Terri Lockwood
Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa
Mr. Augusto Pena
Dr. Renee Scherlen
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