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What is a QEP?
The Quality Enhancement Plan, a significant component of our SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) reaccreditation process. A QEP, as defined by SACS, is “a carefully designed and focused course of action that addresses a well-defined topic or issue related to enhancing student learning.” Our QEP provides us the opportunity to develop an active and targeted five-year plan to improve some aspect of the education of USC Upstate students. Implementation of our QEP began fall semester 2012.
Through STEP-UP, graduates of USC Upstate will be able to:
What is the QEP about?
The topic of USC Upstate's Quality Enhancement Plan is "Preparing Students for a Future with Technology." The project includes three strategies to involve students in higher levels of engagement with technology, including specially redesigned Technology Intensive (TI) courses:
Who is involved?
One of the SACS requirements for the QEP is that the entire university community – faculty, students, staff and administrators— be involved in the selection of the QEP topic.
Cindy JenningsDirector of QEPUniversity of South Carolina Upstate800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303Phone: (864) 503-5470Fax: (864) 503-5065
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