College of Central Florida
Quality Enhancement Plan
The College of Central Florida has begun the search for our next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) topic. The topic will be selected and a plan proposed to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a part of our 2016 reaccreditation. The QEP, a plan for improvement, is our chance to identify a key topic or issue that our college community can use to improve student learning. CF’s previous QEP focused on our developmental education program and resulted in the College Success Initiative and Academic Foundations.
Why a QEP?
The QEP allows our college community to put college resources and energy behind an umbrella topic as an opportunity to improve what we do. The QEP process is also a big part of our re-accreditation process with SACS. Major change can and will come from the QEP topic selected and executed.
Updates (Spring 2014)
The CF community spent fall 2013 talking about possible areas for improvement through open forums, discussions, online surveys, advisory councils and department meeting discussions. The most prominent topics were aligned with the college’s strategic plan and our student learning outcomes. The Request for Preproposals is now available, and we are accepting those through March 13, 2014. Going forward, the college will select an overall topic as the subject of the Quality Enhancement Plan and spend about a year creating a QEP to propose to SACS in 2015 in advance of our 2016 re-accreditation. If accepted, we will have five years to execute the plan, measure our progress, and alter the plan if needed.
How can members of the CF community contribute?
There will be a role for many college staff, faculty and students to play in this process. In addition to the QEP Leadership Team and the Topic Selection Team (currently active), there will be teams for Literature Review, Design, Marketing and On-Site Visit who meet and work over the next year. If you are interested in serving on one of these teams, please contact Sandra Cooper at 352-854-2322, ext. 1361, or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dr. Jennifer Fryns, ext. 1728 or email@example.com.