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Program Structure

Each July, the Provost appoints a new QEP Committee, comprising the QEP Director; the Vice Provost; at least one tenured, full-time faculty member nominated by the dean from the five Colleges and Schools; the Director of Accreditation; the Director of Assessment; the Assistant Director of Assessment; and other administrators and staff from the University community. The QEP Committee will advise and support the QEP Director and oversee the implementation of the QEP.

The QEP Director, reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Effectiveness, will provide leadership and oversight for the QEP-CREW program to facilitate the integration of transformative learning for faculty, staff, and students. The Director, collaborating with the Director of Accreditation, will manage documentation, reporting requirements and ensure alignment with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) standards. Essential duties and responsibilities include working with faculty, administration, staff, and students to guarantee the implementation of CREW; fostering an environment of collaboration; partnering with University staff to maintain and update the QEP Websites; working closely with the Office for Enrollment Management, Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center, Deans, Department Chairs, and faculty to provide input/recommendations for transformative activities and course sections to meet enrollment demand and QEP goal and student learning outcomes; and promoting active participation in the QEP throughout the University. In addition, the QEP Director is a member of the University Assessment Advisory Committee, General Education Council, and QEP Committee. The QEP Director will also ensure that the QEP’s participants meet learning and program goals, and that assessment findings direct decision-making, program planning, student learning outcomes, and continuous improvement.  The formal position description for the QEP Director is in the Appendix F.

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