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QUALITY ENHANCEMENT PLAN

What is a Quality Enhancement Plan?
As part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) re-accreditation process, a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a carefully designed and focused college-wide initiative to improve student learning. The selection of Saint Joseph's QEP topic was an important decision the college made together as faculty, staff, and students to pursue one clear objective: to enhance student learning on our campus. Contact Jude Lupinetti acdean@sjasc.edu for additional information, or view the official QEP Guidelines from the SACS website.

Why is a QEP Important?
One of the most important decisions that was made on our campus during the 2009 to 2010 school year was choosing the topic of our QEP. SACS requires that the topic selected for a QEP be creative and vital to the long-term improvement of student learning. SACS also requires evidence that developing the QEP has engaged the entire college community in the process. While a QEP is a required element in SACS reaffirmation, more importantly our QEP process will provide an opportunity for everyone to talk and work inclusively to positively enhance student learning. Keep watching for information on how you can be involved in determining the QEP for Saint Joseph Seminary College.

What is the QEP Topic?
The topic of Saint Joseph's QEP is "Writing in the Major." This topic focuses on how the entire community can work together to improve students' quality of writing.

How Did We Select Our QEP Topic?
Our QEP topic was determined by answering the question, "What do we want our students to know, to do, and to value when they graduate from Saint Joseph Seminary College?" The QEP Committee gathered data and contacted the campus to guide the QEP development process by focusing the college's attention on the highest priority for student learning outcomes. In accordance with SACS requirements, a QEP must contain specific well-defined goals that are related to an issue of substance and depth which leads to observable results. Your input is critical in shaping the future of our college.