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Quality Enhancement Plan Timeline

Preceding 2008

Late 1980's – Distance education first offered at Alvin Community College

Fall 1997 – Distance Education Department established at ACC

Fall 1999 – First Internet classes offered at ACC

Fall 2007 – ACC begins a four-year Achieving the Dream Initiative; faculty workshop designed to identify areas of institutional and student learning improvement

2008

May 2008 – Karen Downey selected to form and chair the ACC QEP Team; Christopher Chance selected to co-chair

June 2008 – QEP Team Chairs began research into literature and possible topics

September 13, 2008 – Hurricane Ike struck ACC, forcing a four-week college closure and moving ACC into the 2012 SACSCOC reaffirmation class

December 2008 – QEP Co-chair Chris Chance attends SACSCOC Annual Meeting, San         Antonio, TX

2009

January through December 2009 – QEP Team Chairs met regularly and continued research

2010

January 2010 – QEP Team Co-chair Karen Downey attends SACSCOC Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

January 2010 – QEP Team Chairs selected and solicited committee members from academic and technical faculty, staff, and student body

February 2010 – QEP Team Chairs met with College of the Mainland QEP Chair, Bruce Glover

 

Quality Enhancement Plan Timeline (cont.)

February 2010 – First QEP Team meeting convened; faculty, student, alumni, and community QEP topic surveys proposed

March 2010 – Faculty, student, alumni, and community QEP topic survey administered and reviewed

May 2010 – QEP online site (using Blackboard course delivery system) established as a way for QEP Team members to communicate and store documents and pertinent literature

June 2010 – Linda Matteson selected to write the QEP document; QEP Team voted unanimously in favor of “technology” as a QEP topic

July 2010 – QEP Team narrowed its focus to online education and technology; student learning outcomes defined

August 2010 – QEP Team began literature search concerning technology and online classes; discussion of scholarly literature

September 2010 – QEP Team determined the final QEP Topic:  students will take an online tutorial designed to enhance student learning in online classes; QEP Team began the search for an evaluator for on-site review; QEP Team developed a survey to assess student learning outcomes; a timeline for implementation of the QEP Topic established; QEP Team discussed the need for identifying resources and delegated responsibilities; preliminary QEP Budget discussed

October 2010 – QEP Team, members began to write sections of the QEP document

November 2010 – Student and Faculty focus groups convened to consider the QEP Topic, Blackboard online orientation/tutorial; QEP Budget assessment and discussion

2011

January 2011 – QEP Draft completed; QEP Budget proposed

February 2011 – QEP Workshop with Dr. Rudolph Jackson; QEP Team determined the level and extent of longitudinal tracking and the type of orientation to be used

Quality Enhancement Plan Timeline (cont.)

March 2011 – QEP Team continued to write, edit, and rewrite the QEP Document

April 2011– QEP Team began to focus closer on the details concerning the structure of the document (appendices, charts, and graphs)

May 2011 – QEP Team continued to edit the document; new appendices proposed and added

June 2011 – Lead Evaluator J. Patrick Whitaker nominated to review QEP Document

September 2011 – SACSCOC on-site visit

October 2011 – Begin job-search for QEP personnel

December 2011 – Allocate office space and purchase office equipment for QEP personnel

Fall 2011 – QEP Instructional Design Team will review and customize CMS Orientation Package

2012

Spring 2012 – QEP Instructional Design Team will review and customize CMS Orientation Package

January 2012 – Hire personnel to support QEP

Summer 2012 – Preproduction versions of orientation modules will be beta-tested

August 2012 – Distance Education Department will distribute Blackboard Orientation information to faculty and staff at Fall Workshop

2013

January 2013 – Distance Education Department will distribute Blackboard Orientation information to faculty and staff at Spring Workshop

January 2013 – QEP online orientation assessment launched

January 2013 – Blackboard Release 9 

May 2013 – Student end-of-course evaluation; student focus group; faculty focus group

May 2013 – Collection of cumulative pass/fail and withdrawal rates

December 2013 – Collection of cumulative pass/fail and withdrawal rates

Quality Enhancement Plan Timeline (cont.)

2014

May 2014 – Student end-of-course evaluation; student focus group; faculty focus group

May 2014 – Collection of cumulative pass/fail and withdrawal rates

December 2014 – Collection of cumulative pass/fail and withdrawal rates

2015

May 2015 – Student end-of-course evaluation; student focus group; faculty focus group

May 2015 – Collection of cumulative pass/fail and withdrawal rates

June 2015 – QEP Committee pre-post online orientation comparative analysis

December 2015 – Collection of cumulative pass/fail and withdrawal rates

2016

May 2016 – Student end-of-course evaluation; student focus group; faculty focus group

May 2016 – Collection of cumulative pass/fail and withdrawal rates

December 2016 – Collection of cumulative pass/fail and withdrawal rates

2017

May 2017 – Student end-of-course evaluation; student focus group; faculty focus group

May 2017 – Collection of cumulative pass/fail and withdrawal rates

June 2017 – QEP Committee pre-post online orientation comparative analysis

December 2017 – Collection of cumulative pass/fail and withdrawal rates

December 2017 – Comparison pass/fail and withdrawal rates of pre-five year online orientation data set to five-year post online orientation data set

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Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

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Address: 4717 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77581
Telephone: (281) 727-1626
Email: ACCTurner@alvincollege.edu

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