An important part of Kentucky State University’s reaffirmation process with SACSCOC is establishing a new QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) as described in The Principles of Accreditation, SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation. The QEP should be a topic that is widely applicable to different constituents across the university, and it should be driven by a need on campus. SACSCOC stresses the importance of building this plan on available assessment data. The QEP process is an exciting opportunity to enhance something the university already does in a deliberate way. The university’s previous QEP Academic With Attitudes (2009-2014), created a program that sought to help at promise students succeed in college.
As we undergo the 2019 Reaffirmation, KSU has the opportunity for a new project and with input from all university stakeholders developed an exciting new proposal “Learning That Works”. This proposal is intended have students acquire learning that will remain relevant for their lifetimes and to prepare them for the work environment of the 21st century. The aim of “Learning that Works” is to teach students skills that will aid them in career readiness and advancement. As part of teaching them the concept of Design Thinking, students will acquire skills in problem-solving, teamwork, oral and written communication, and cultural agility.
Learning That Works, Kentucky State University’s QEP proposal was submitted to SACSCOC with the Focused Report in February 2019. You can find a copy of the QEP, Learning That Works here.
The QEP Process