The following message was e-mailed to all Texas State faculty, staff, and students on July 20, 2017:
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:
As part of our Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmation process we are required to have a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). During the past few months, the QEP Theme Development Team, which consisted of faculty, staff, and students representing divisions, colleges, and student groups, met to discuss the nature of the QEP and propose ideas for themes. After thoughtful deliberation, the QEP Theme Development Team proposed four possible topics from which the university’s accreditation Leadership Team selected undergraduate research as the theme for the 2020 QEP. Subsequently, deans submitted names of possible faculty to lead efforts in defining outcomes and strategies, identifying resources, establishing a timeline, and developing assessments for the QEP.
I am happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Alejandra Sorto, Associate Professor of Mathematics, and Dr. Sean Horan, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, as co-chairs of the 2020 Quality Enhancement Plan committee. In the near future, they will be establishing a QEP Development Team which will oversee the creation of a university plan to enhance student learning related to undergraduate research.
A website in which the timeline and documents related to the QEP process can be found at: http://www.sacscoc-qep.txstate.edu/. Please join me in thanking Dr. Sorto and Dr. Horan for accepting this important leadership role.
Denise M. Trauth