Quality Enhancement Plan Selection in Process

Posted: April 17, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Shannon Jacobsen

Mason’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Planning Committee is in the process of selecting a plan topic. The QEP is just one component of the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), but it also provides the university with an opportunity to identify a well-defined topic that will significantly enhance student learning at Mason.

The QEP is a five-year plan that will engage the entire Mason community — students, faculty and staff —across all departments and disciplines in the selection, development and implementation of the QEP topic.

The QEP Planning Committee is currently asking all students, faculty and staff to evaluate and rank each of the three topic finalists through an online topic selection survey by Tuesday, April 28.

The survey is both anonymous and brief, and it will greatly inform the Planning Committee’s selection of Mason’s final QEP topic by the end of the spring semester.

The three finalist plans are Cultivating Global Perspectives; Fostering a Culture of Student Scholarship; and Social Innovators and Social Entrepreneurs: 21st-Century Leaders of Change.

These topics were chosen from among 12 proposals based on feedback the committee received from the university community last semester and on the Planning Committee’s topic evaluation criteria.

The committee encourages members of the university community to read the executive summaries and white papers for each of these topics by visiting the web site, where there are links to the new QEP video and to the topic selection survey.

If you have questions about the three topic finalists or about the QEP process at Mason, e-mail qep@gmu.edu.

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