The following message was e-mailed to all Texas State faculty, staff and students on March 6, 2017:
Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:
Our accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) mandates development and implementation of a Quality Enhancement Plan as part of the 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation. But this is much more than a mandate, it is an unparalleled opportunity and challenge to positively and dramatically affect the learning and success of Texas State students. We hope that you will participate in identifying a theme for the new Texas State Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) by sending in your suggestions to the web address below.
Since our first QEP, Personalized Academic and Career Exploration (PACE): A Focus on Freshmen was started over seven years ago, many of you may be new to the concept of QEP’s. PACE generated a far-reaching impact by reconceptualizing and reorganizing the entry of new freshmen. Our goal is that this new QEP will also positively impact how we work with students, better preparing them for the challenges of their lives as individuals, professionals and citizens.
Take a look at the supporting QEP materials on the Quality Enhancement Plan website (www.sacscoc-qep.txstate.edu/). Then I encourage all of you to think, discuss, conceptualize and send ideas for the new QEP theme to SACSCOC_QEP@txstate.edu by April 7, 2017.
This is your chance to be part of a process that impacts our future students.
Dr. Gene Bourgeois
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs