The Next QEP: How Texas Tech is developing its Second Quality Enhancement Plan
According to SACSCOC, The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) describes a course of action for enhancing educational quality. Specifically, SACSCOC calls for an institution to develop an acceptable QEP that focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning. Further, when developing a QEP, an institution should be mindful of identifying goals and having a clear plan on how to assess their achievement. Texas Tech University (TTU) is in a unique position as one of the first institutions working on the development of the second QEP. This session looks at how the QEP topic selection process changed from Tech’s first QEP to the second QEP, the data collection and analysis utilized during topic selection, and an overview of the current status of the second QEP at TTU.
- Justin R. Louder, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice Provost, eLearning
Administrator, TTU Ethics Center/QEP
Texas Tech University
Dr. Justin R. Louder is the Assistant Vice Provost for the Texas Tech University Ethics Center. He came to Texas Tech in 2010 from Angelo State University where he had worked since 2005. Justin earned a B.A. in Communication and Psychology from Angelo State University, a M.A. in Communication from Angelo State University, and his Ed.D. in Instructional Technology with a minor in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University. An accomplished grant writer, Justin has secured funding for programs and scholarships at Angelo State University and is working with a diverse group of scholars at Texas Tech to secure external funding for the TTU Ethics Center.
Marcelo Schmidt, Ph.D.
Senior Administrator, Institutional Assessment
Texas Tech University
Dr. Marcelo Schmidt works in the Office of Planning and Assessment as Senior Administrator for Institutional Assessment at Texas Tech University. His primary responsibilities include administering university level assessment, analysis, and reporting. He also provides support and consulting for college and department level assessment. Marcelo holds a B.S. and a M.Ed. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas - Pan American and a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Texas Tech University.