GPS: Navigate to Success - LSCO's Quality Enhancement Plan

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an integral component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process and is derived from an institution’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes. It reflects and affirms a commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue that the institution considers important to improving student learning outcomes and/or student success. The document submitted by the institution demonstrates that its QEP (a) has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes; (b) has broad-based support of institutional constituencies; (c) focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success; (d) commits resources to initiate, implement and complete the QEP; and (e) includes a plan to assess achievement.

SACSCOC Quality Enhancement Plan

QEP Team

  • Samantha Smith
  • Patty Collins
  • Alicia Lloyd
  • Elias Jureidini
  • Gwen Whitehead
  • Jessica Williams
  • Nathan Campos
  • Brenna Wheatley
  • Amanda Smith
  • Amy Moore
  • Henry Ramsey
  • Keith Jones
  • Tony Bramblett
  • Howard Bailey

Spring 2023 Update

The QEP will focus on lowering the drop, fail, and withdraw rates of our first-year students, as well as increasing the persistence rate of those students from semester to semester. The QEP Team has been hard at work this Spring to narrow down how we plan to do this and we have decided on a two-way approach.

Mentoring Program

Students will be partnered with a mentor prior to or early in the semester. The mentors will not only help guide them through what it takes to be a college student, but will also be able to offer advice based on their years of experience in higher education and the workforce. Mentor/Student matches will be completed using software with detailed questionnaires so that students are partnered with a mentor that fits their needs.

Tutoring Program

Tutoring works best when it is done consistently. The QEP team is working on partnering with select first year courses to connect students with tutoring services early in the semester when it has a chance to make a difference.

We plan to initiate small scale pilots of each program in Fall 2023, and look forward to exploring how these programs work best so that we set our students up for success.

Next Steps