Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a QEP?
QEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan. This is a five year plan implemented to improve the college. Through student surveys and data collected by Columbus Technical College, it became apparent that our students need a stronger focus on computer skills in order to succeed.The goal of our QEP is to ensure that entering students develop or enhance their computer skills for academic success.
Is there a game plan in place to make sure the QEP stays on course?
Yes. There are four primary strategies to make sure CLICK is a success. They are:
- Implement Pre-Assessment for new students on computer literacy
- Develop a Computer Remediation Course
- Create Tutoring and Skills Lab(s)
- Implement a Student Learning Outcome for computer literacy in all programs
What is CLICK?
CLICK stands for Computer Literacy is Critical Knowledge. CLICK seeks to increase and support computer knowledge across campus.
Who is Linx?
Linx is our mascot (or “mousecot,” if you will) for this program. The mascot exists to promote our QEP in a fun and engaging manner.
What is SACSCOC?
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College (SACSCOC) is one of the six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Read more about SACSCOC on their website.
What is accreditation?
The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.
Why all this talk about SACSCOC and accreditation?
Columbus Technical College has recently completed its reaffirmation process through SACSCOC. To continue being successful, the College wants to make sure accreditation and our QEP are at the forefront of everyones minds.
How does the QEP benefit me?
There are currently four main ways the QEP benefits students on campus:
1. Computer Literacy Skill Assessment and Remediation through SEMN 1000 - First Semester Seminar
In SEMN 1000 - First Semester Seminar students complete the Accuplacer Computer Literacy Test depending on their score they may need additional computer skills training which we offer the students completely free of charge conveniently at the same time as their SEMN 1000 course.
2. Basic Computer Skill Tutoring in the CLICK Student Computer Support Lab (P132)
In the CLICK Student Computer Support Lab or CLICK Lab for short, student can receive help with Blackboard, Single Sign On Portal, Extra Book Content, Web Registration, Electronic Devices, Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones, and aid with class projects that require advanced technology skills.
3. Tech Scholar - Service Leader Medallion Program (Interested Students can Sign Up in P405 Academic Affairs)
In Fall 2015 began the CLICK Scholar Medallion Program that combines Demonstrating Computer Literacy Skills, Academic Skills, and Service Leadership. If students complete specific requirements they are eligible to receive a special medallion to wear as regalia during commencement.
4. Columbus Technical College Gamer Club (Interested Students can Sign Up in the Library)
In Summer 2016 began the CLICK Gamer Club that is a student organization dedicated to sharing gaming experiences with fellow students, assisting with school recruitment efforts, and local philanthropy.
Who can I contact for additional information on the QEP?
Contact us at email@example.com Will Burgan (Dean of Academic Support and QEP Director)
To read the full QEP document, click HERE to download the PDF.
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