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Evaluating the QEP: Various Perspectives. Ed Rugg , Rudy Jackson & Margaret Sullivan COC/SACS 2004 Annual Meeting CS-31 . Three Perspectives On Evaluating the QEP. An On-Site Committee Chair’s A COC Staff Member’s The Consulting Network Director’s . What To Evaluate is Defined.

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evaluating the qep various perspectives

Evaluating the QEP:Various Perspectives

Ed Rugg , Rudy Jackson

& Margaret Sullivan

COC/SACS 2004 Annual Meeting CS-31

three perspectives on evaluating the qep
Three Perspectives On Evaluating the QEP

An On-Site Committee Chair’s

A COC Staff Member’s

The Consulting Network Director’s

what to evaluate is defined
What To Evaluate is Defined
  • In the Principles, Section 1
  • In the Handbooks
  • In the Reaffirmation Report Form
what the qep should be principles section 1
What the QEP Should BePrinciples, Section 1
  • Part of ongoing planning and evaluation
  • Linked to effectiveness, quality, mission
  • Focused on well-defined issue(s)
  • Thorough & analytical
  • Engages the wider academic community
  • Action Plan to Improve Student Learning
what the qep should not be
What the QEP Should Not Be
  • A loose collection of “all things”
  • An ancillary project
  • Simply a “course of action”
  • Sketchy descriptions of assessments
  • Lacking campus community buy-in
  • Missing linkages to student learning

The Handbooks’

Four Primary Indicators

for an Acceptable QEP

indicators questions on reaffirmation report form
Indicators & Questions on Reaffirmation ReportForm
  • 5 Questions on FOCUS
  • 5 Questions on CAPABILITY
  • 4 Questions on ASSESSMENT
  • 2 Questions on INVOLVEMENT
primary emphasis reaffirmation report part iii
Primary Emphasis Reaffirmation Report Part III

“…the institution has provided evidence that it is committed to a course of action that addresses a topic or issue to improve the quality of student learning.”

a useful analogy for evaluating the qep
A Useful Analogy for Evaluating the QEP

Think about the qualities expected of a fundable grant proposal

on site committee s dual role
On-Site Committee’s Dual Role

Evaluating the QEP

Validating Remaining Compliance Issues

on site committees chart new courses
On-Site Committees Chart New Courses

New Approaches Pursued to Accomplish New Responsibilities

keys to one on site committee s success
Keys to One On-Site Committee’s Success
  • Using a Common Frame of Reference for Evaluating the QEP
  • Conducting In-Depth & Systematic Preliminary Evaluations of the QEP Before the Visit
pre visit prep included preliminary evaluations
Pre-Visit Prep Included Preliminary Evaluations
  • Committee Members Submitted Independent Evaluations of the QEP Using a Common Frame of Reference
  • Chair Summarized & Returned the Committee’s Preliminary Evaluations
  • Preliminary Recommendations Drafted
usefulness of preliminary evaluations during the visit
Usefulness of Preliminary Evaluations During the Visit
  • Helped Brief the Leadership Team Early on the QEP’s Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Helped Generate Constructive & Useful Dialogue on Strengthening the QEP
  • Helped the Committee be Efficient & Productive (Also Happy and Rested)
constructive conversations continued at the exit conference
Constructive Conversations Continued at the Exit Conference

Helpful Dialogue for Strengthening the QEP is Valuable

benefits of systematic evaluation of the qep
Benefits of Systematic Evaluation of the QEP
  • Actively Engaged Entire Committee
  • Reached Consensus Early & Efficiently
  • Produced Comprehensive & Substantive Findings
  • Streamlined Final Report Preparation




additional coc staff perspectives on qep evals

Additional COC Staff Perspectives on QEP Evals

Reflections on 2004

Value of this Approach

your turn for questions
Your Turn for Questions

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