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Quality Enhancement Plan

QEP Quick Guide

Click here to view a recording of the QEP 2019-2020 Annual Report presentation, which also includes a comprehensive overview of the Keys to the World QEP at APSU. 

The Office of Academic Services and Engagement (formerly the Learning Opportunities Center) is responsible for implementing the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at Austin Peay State University. The QEP is a component of the University reaffirmation of accreditation process through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). According to SACSCOC standards, the QEP is

(1) a topic identified through ongoing, comprehensive and evaluation processes, (2) has a broad-based support of of institutional constituencies, (3) focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success, (4) commits resources to initiate, implement and complete the QEP, and (5) includes a plan to assess achievement. 

The QEP:Keys to the World initiative aimed to enhance learning by increasing undergraduate students’ participation in high impact practices (HIPs) that not only transform perspective but additionally engage students in practical application of their learning in academic and nonacademic settings. APSU students engage in these transformational experiences by participating in HIPs such as service-learning (SL) and study abroad (SA) opportunities. The faculty and staff involved in the QEP aimed to create opportunities for students to participate in high impact practices as they discover the significance of critical thinking, problem solving, and self-reflection skills, which are vital for future graduates as they enter the employment market. Three student learning outcomes (SLO) and six goals were developed as a foundation for tracking and assessing the Keys to the World initiative progress through the completion of a reflective signature assignment, survey data and enrollment status. Several highlights of the Keys to the World initiative are listed below:

More information about Keys to the World can be found here