Dr. Sidney A. McPhee | August 19, 2015
Importantly, the development of our new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), as part of the reaccreditation process, is well underway. The plan, branded MT Engage—which was announced in the fall 2014—will continue to be developed over the course of this fiscal year.
MT Engage focuses on providing professional development to faculty that helps infuse existing courses with high-impact, engaging pedagogy. The intended result is an increased ability by our students to use integrative and reflective thinking, to enhance student academic engagement, to foster a University-wide culture of engaged learning, and, in the end, to improve student retention and graduation.
I encourage each of you to read the draft of the plan and make suggestions so that we can produce the best QEP possible. Representatives of the SACSCOC will visit our campus in March 2016 to review our compliance audit and our QEP. We will then fully launch MT Engage in fall 2016.
I want to thank the faculty, staff, and administrators who are serving on the committee to accomplish these goals. I also wish to thank those who have provided feedback and who attended the open forums this past spring. Your input and participation in the MT Engage program are vital to its success.