Meredith College has selected “Academic Advising at Meredith – Freshman Faculty Advising/Student Success Coaching” as its next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
A QEP documents a special project or initiative that is developed by each institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC). The plan focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning. It must come from a key issue that emerged from institutional assessment and include broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP.
The QEP will be part of a larger “Plan to Finish” initiative, focusing on ensuring that students graduate in a timely manner. Other components of the initiative will focus on “Successful Academic Transition” and “First Year Courses.”
When announcing the selection, Senior Vice President and Provost Matthew Poslusny acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the need for a comprehensive program supporting students.
“We are in an entirely different situation than we were when the work was started,” Poslusny said. “This has made it clear to me that Meredith College will be best served if we embark on a comprehensive Plan to Finish program, which will include parts of all three initiatives including the QEP. Now more than ever, it is important that we provide as much support as possible for our students.”
Meredith’s QEP Development Committee
Co-chairs are Cammey Manning and Alex Davis. Committee members are Chrissie Bumgardner, Rachel Findley, Angela Gouge, Whitney Ross Manzo, Beth Mulvaney, Katie Potts, Dianne Raubenheimer, Julie Schrock, Brandon Stokes, Dana Sumner, Jake Vaccaro, Candice Webb, and Nathan Woolard.