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APSU's next QEP has a name!

QEP's New Name - Peay Composed


QEP Naming Contest

APSU’s new and upcoming Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) has a name – Peay Composed. The Office of the QEP held a naming contest for students, and after more than 70 entries, Peay Composed was selected by the QEP Planning Committee.

APSU’s next QEP, Peay Composed, will focus on students’ written communication skills along with self-regulation and metacognition skills. We are continuing to plan and pilot elements of the QEP in preparation for our SACSCOC visit next year.

Nik MabryNik Mabry is a Clarksville native and graduate student in the Doctor of Education program at APSU. Her research interests focus on school counselors' college and career readiness roles and activities. Her professional background is in secondary education, and she is currently working in a corporate environment where she develops employees' leadership skills.

Congratulations, Nik!

What is the QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, is a university wide initiative designed to improve student learning and/or student success. It is an integral part of Austin Peay State University’s reaffirmation of accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). As defined by SACSCOC, the Quality Enhancement Plan “affirms a commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness” by “improving student learning outcomes and/or student success.”

Beyond being a requirement of the SACSCOC accreditation process, the QEP is an opportunity for the university to come together and identify ways to further support our students’ learning.

According to SACSCOC, the QEP needs to:

  1. Identify a topic through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes
  2. Have broad-based support of institutional constituencies
  3. Focus on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success
  4. Commit sufficient resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP
  5. Have an assessment plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the QEP

At Austin Peay State University, we are planning our next QEP in Fall 2021. The first step will be to identify a topic that supports student learning outcomes and/or student success.

Over the 2022-2023 academic year, the Office of the QEP will be reaching out to students, faculty, staff, and administration for input and involvement in choosing, designing, and implementing the next QEP.

QEP Committee 2022-2023

Department / Unit


Title/ Role


Keely Mohon-Doyle 

Assistant Professor, Languages & Literature


Marisa Sikes

Associate Professor, Languages & Literature


Matt Hampton

Assistant Professor, Accounting, Finance, & Economics


Amanda Patrick

Assistant Professor, Sociology


Tasha Ruffin

Assistant Professor, Nursing


Maya He 

Assistant Professor, Educational Specialties 


Meagan Mann

Associate Professor, Chemistry


Sumen Sen

Associate Professor, Mathematics


Jennifer Harris

Assistant Professor, Library

Writing Center

Allie Johnston


Academic Advising

Whitney Miliken

Student Success Coordinator

Career Services

Eric Morgan 


Center for Advancement of Faculty Excellence

Melissa Kates


Center for Extended & International Education

Anna Carrie Webb

Director of Distance Education 

Learning Resource Center

Blaire Woodring


Fort Campbell Campus

Marisa Roberts

Director of Marketing and Recruitment

Boyd Health Services 

Crystal Henson


Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

LaNeeça Williams

Chief Diversity Officer

Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assess.

Allie Michael

Assistant Director 

Office of the QEP

Troy Priest


Student Representative 

Logan Sykes



The APSU QEP Timeline

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The purpose of this step is to initiate the process of identifying an appropriate topic and identify the resources required for the development of the QEP. The goal of this step is to assemble a QEP “Think Tank” team with broad representation from the APSU community to identify possible topics.

Step 1 involves the selection process and examining the feasibility of the QEP topic; step 2 involves developing the actual plan. A QEP implementation team will create the plan to be presented to SACSCOC, after obtaining university support and approval from the Senior Leadership Team. The plan will include the topic identification process, relevant research on the topic and the student learning outcomes and/or student success goals.

After the QEP is approved internally and reviewed by consultant, it is important to conduct a pilot implementation. Based on feedback from consultant and data from the pilot, the QEP implementation team will modify the QEP as necessary.

Once the QEP is approved by SACSCOC, the full implementation will begin immediately. The QEP team will track, assess, and implement the QEP in accordance with the established implementation timeline and expand the marketing of the QEP to the APSU community.

For more information on the QEP, contact the Office of the QEP at (931) 221-6760 or qep@apsu.edu.

Feel free to stop by our offices on the second floor of Miller Hall.