Quality Enhancement Plan
About Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
Texas State University is seeking reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This process is already underway and will be finalized in 2020. While part of the process includes a report on how Texas State currently complies with SACSCOC compliance standards, a QEP will propose the enhancement of educational quality at Texas State beyond 2020. This vision plan will focus on supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of our university.
The Theme - Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate research is a process framed within the four broad stages of problem resolution: (a) Identification of the problem/need, (b) information gathering (e.g., data collection, systematic methods as appropriate to the discipline), (c) analysis and (d) proposed solution. Undergraduate research may occur in the context of (a) faculty-driven projects and/or (b) student-driven projects.
This definition is crafted with an inclusive spirit, to encompass different types of research and creative expression. The core value of undergraduate research participation is to develop research practices and awareness in students. Therefore, students’ undergraduate research participation may begin at a variety of levels including information gathering, review, and categorization of data, and/or through active engagement in the dissemination of research products.