SPRING 2010

  • QEP requirements and process initially introduced to the campus by Provost’s Office
  • QEP Planning Group established by Provost; charge is to plan and implement the process for determining the topic of the QEP, and submit recommendations for the QEP topic to the Provost and President by spring 2011

 

SUMMER 2010

  • Chair of Planning Group attends SACS QEP conference
  • Planning Group meets: reviews SACS guidelines and expectations for QEP; develops process and criteria for topic selection; reviews QEPs developed at other schools including recommended practices, other institutional approaches; develops plans to “roll out” the QEP process in the fall; creates QEP website

FALL 2010

August – September

  • President and Provost announce QEP process, Opening Faculty Meeting, August 19
  • QEP website launched
  • QEP topic selection/submission process outlined; overall criteria for selecting the QEP published
  • Meetings and activities across the University to provide information, resources, and ideas about possible QEP topic areas
  • QEP topic ideas and possible areas submitted to the Planning Group up through the end of September

October

  • October 1, Deadline to submit QEP topic ideas or areas
  • October 1-18, the Planning Group reviews all topic ideas based on the submitted topics/areas as well as institutional assessment and other data
  • October 18, the Planning group announces and publishes a list of topic areas or “themes” for short, 3 page proposals; the Planning group will also contact and bring together individuals and groups who submitted similar topic areas and encourage them to form collaborative teams

November-December

  • November 22, deadline to submit all QEP short  proposals based on the topic/theme areas.
  • November 22-December 6, short proposals will be reviewed by the planning group and if needed, groups will be contacted for more information.
  • December 6-10, Planning and Review Committee will consider all the short proposal submissions and select three for further/final development
  • December 10, the three “finalist” groups are notified and announced; finalists given the guidelines for their full proposals
All three finalist proposals will  receive funding–one as the UMW QEP and the other two at lesser amounts

SPRING 2011

March/April

  • March 21, deadline to submit the final  three QEP proposals to the Planning and Review Committee
  • March 21 final three proposals will be posted and the UMW community encouraged to submit comments to the Planning and Review Committee; input and opinion also gathered from specific campus groups and constituencies
  • April 11, deadline for UMW community to submit comments on the proposals to the committee
  • April 15, Planning and Review Committee makes recommendations on the final three QEP proposals to the Provost and President

April-May

  • QEP topic announced by President to entire UMW community

SUMMER 2011

FALL 2011

SPRING 2012

  • Initial QEP Draft circulated throughout the University; reaction and input solicited

SUMMER 2012

  • Revised QEP Draft completed and shared with BOV at summer retreat

FALL 2012

  • Revised QEP Draft presented to UMW community; additional opportunities for input provided
  • Final QEP formally endorsed by governance groups and institutional constituencies (eg Student Senate, University Faculty Council, faculty groups, BOV, etc.)
  • UMW recommends names of three “content experts” to evaluate the QEP report (SACS selects one of the three by December)

SPRING 2013

 

January

  • UMW QEP submitted to SACS

February-March

  • On-site peer review; visiting team evaluates the QEP

FALL 2013

 

  • Reaffirmation and SACS decision on QEP (by December)

SPRING 2014

 

  • Begin implementation of UMW QEP

SPRING 2019

  • Five-Year Interim Report to SACS includes an evaluation of the UMW QEP

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