Quality Enhancement Program

Centenary's current Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) revolves around significant revisions to The Centenary Plan. Through these revisions, we are seeking to further enhance students' options for benefiting from linkages between experience-based programs and rigorous academic courses. With the implementation of this QEP, we believe that our students will enjoy enhanced opportunities for individualized education, prospering through learning opportunities tailored to their particular life goals.

Our detailed vision of these enhancements, "Experience Centenary: Careers, Community, Culture," was revised in late 2008 based upon feedback from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. There are several options for viewing the current version of this document:

Developing a new Quality Enhancement Plan

Every ten years, as part of our reaffirmation of accreditation with the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Centenary College of Louisiana is required to develop a new QEP. SACSCOC defines the QEP as a “carefully designed and focused course of action that addresses a well-defined topic or issue directly related to improving student learning.” The QEP should be a College-wide, multi-year initiative that derives from the College’s ongoing institutional planning and assessment process. The College is now in the process of selecting a new QEP.

The QEP Topic Selection Committee is comprised of at least six faculty members and four staff. We will be adding student representatives as we move through this process. However, all members of the Centenary community are invited and encouraged to participate.

Guidelines for Submitting a QEP Topic Proposal

Directions: In a separate, one-page document include as much of the following information as possible. The Topic Selection Committee understands that all information might not be available to you and that some components will need to be more developed later. Send proposals to qep@centenary.edu no later than Friday, April 29, 2016. Ideas will be post to the QEP website http://www.centenary.edu/qep and will be shared for feedback by the College community. Based on recent conversations with faculty and staff, possible topics might include but are not limited to:
• FYE
• Academic advising
• S & W courses
• Developmental learning
• Student-Faculty research
• Student Research Forum

Working Concept: Provide a short but descriptive title.

Rationale for the Topic: Briefly explain why this topic is important to Centenary College of Louisiana at this time and how students and the institution would benefit. Include any related data, which is available at http://www.centenary.edu/provost/ir. You may also contact qep@centenary.edu for assistance.

Demonstrated Need: How does the topic address key issues as identified by institutional assessment?

Expected Outcomes / Impact on Student Learning: Briefly explain the expected student learning outcomes of the proposed plan in terms of students’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and/or behaviors. What impact would the plan have on students?

Resources: What departments need to be involved in implementing this idea successfully? What resources would they need in terms of support and environment?

Name(s) and Contact Information: Include the name(s) and contact information for the person(s) submitting the proposal.