Quality Enhancement Plan

What is a QEP?
A QEP is a five-year action plan developed by the college community to improve an aspect of student learning or the environment for student success.

Why are we doing a QEP?
The QEP is part of the University’s accreditation process. The regional accrediting body, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires its member institutions to develop and implement a five-year plan that describes a detailed action plan that addresses a well-defined and focused topic or issue pertaining to the enhancement of student learning outcomes or the student learning environment.

Advising Mission Statement
Midway University’s Academic Advising program prepares students for a quality education, and Academic Advising remains a critical component throughout every student’s college experience. A collaborative mentoring relationship between advisor and student guides learners in the development and implementation of comprehensive educational plans which promote personal values, goals and career paths.

Academic Advising Definition
Academic Advising is a collaborative relationship in which students seek and receive guidance in regard to academic program planning and life goals. Important educational planning is well-suited with student’s life goals, therefore academic advising includes conversation of life goals and supports the progressive process of developing these. The eventual responsibility for reaching decisions about academic plans and goals rests with each undergraduate. For academic advisors, assisting students develop life goals means: (1) aiding students discover and delineate educational and career goals in an atmosphere of mutual respect and learning, (2) encouraging students to think critically concerning decisions, (3) helping learners explore and find resources, and (4) following through with action plans. The outcome is that students connect with the advisor and develop personal accountability for making decisions.

The QEP team looks forward to leading the University’s effort to improve academic advising and help undergraduate students succeed. “Because we C.A.R.E. (Comprehensive Advising Reaches Everyone)” is an opportunity for the University to achieve its mission and fulfill its strategic plan.

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