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ERIC Number: EJ855520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
A Best Practice for Selecting Your QEP: Techniques for Facilitating Mission-Based Stakeholder Involvement in the Selection of the Institutional Quality Enhancement Plan
Tincher-Ladner, Lynn
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v33 n8 p622-625 2009
How can comprehensive community colleges serve students with diverse learning needs today while determining a single Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to improve student learning? During the reaffirmation planning process, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) recognized this challenge and responded by designing a plan for the selection of the QEP that would engage all stakeholders of the institution and effectively communicate that plan. This often underemphasized step in the reaffirmation process was found to be crucial in determining the best QEP for the institution. It maximized stakeholder buy-in of this highly publicized plan to improve student learning. This article discusses four-step process that has proven to be very effective for MGCCC. The four-step process includes: (1) plan of communication for stakeholder input; (2) analysis of stakeholder input; (3) development of potential QEP abstracts; and (4) selection of the QEP.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sequential Tests of Educational Progress