qep, project me


the quality enhancement plan (qep) is a document developed by the institution that:

  • includes a process identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment.
  • focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution.
  • demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the qep.
  • includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the qep.
  • identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement.

sacscoc institutions seeking reaffirmation of accreditation must submit a qep that will be assessed for its institution-wide impact in the sacscoc 5th year interim report.



goal 1: foster student self-sufficiency by implementing strategic mentoring program for part-time students

  • pre-test/post-test to measure student knowledge and engagement of college resources and services
  • ccsse
  • course evaluations from students and mentors
  • college-wide perception survey regarding student self-sufficiency
  • student learning outcome assess as capstone project creating an educational and financial plan to complete degree

goal 2: increase student engagement and completion

  • project me student progress towards degree and student retention
  • project me student completion (graduation and transfer) rate

appreciative advising

is the intentional collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials. it is perhaps the best example of a fully student-centered approach to student development. appreciate advising is a framework for mentoring students which includes 6 phases:

  1. disarm
  2. discover
  3. dream
  4. design
  5. deliver
  6. don’t settle


project me  will consist of part-time students taking an orientation course specifically designed to target their needs. mentors trained in appreciative advising will lead students through assignments in the course that will foster student self-sufficiency. the course will include topics such as locus of control and self-efficacy. mentors will encourage students to engage in college life, student services, and with employees. a capstone project for the course is designed for students to create an individualized educational and financial plan.

year 1

begin program at vicksburg / rankin / jatc
fall 2017

year 2

add utica
fall 2018

year 3

add raymond
fall 2019

year 4

add nahc
fall 2020

year 5


learning outcomes

goal 1: foster student self-sufficiency by implementing a strategic mentoring program for part-time students

outcome 1: students in project me will increase their levels of engagement through utilization of student services.

outcome 2: students in project me will engage with mentors through the appreciative advising process.

outcome 3: students in project me will compose a plan to complete their degree within their educational timeline accompanied by a personalized financial plan.

goal 2: increase student engagement and completion

outcome 4: students in project me will increase their levels of degree completion.


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