What is a QEP?

The QEP is a five-year institutional improvement plan that focuses on student learning or student success. Developing a plan to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the student experience is an important opportunity for Longwood. An acceptable QEP will fulfill the following five criteria will:

  • include a data-driven process of identifying key student learning or success issues in need of improvement
  • align with Longwood University’s mission and strategic priorities
  • include broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP
  • demonstrate institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP, and
  • identify goals and a plan to assess their achievement. 

What is the next QEP topic?

Longwood University’s mission – to develop citizen leaders prepared to make positive contributions to the common good – provides the backdrop and opportunity to create a stronger connection between students’ educational experiences and post-graduate success. The University’s QEP, the Post-Graduate Success Initiative, will empower students to articulate how their Longwood experiences shaped their goals and built their capacity to contribute to society and create a personal and communal future based on their skills, interests, and aspirations.

What is next?

The Post-Graduate Success Initiative, is for students to choose and complete curricular and co-curricular experiences that are linked to their post-graduate success. Accomplishing this goal requires building sustainable faculty and staff partnerships. 

The members of the QEP Leadership Team are:

  • Sarai Blincoe,  QEP Lead, Department Chair, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Waleed Ahmed, QEP Co-lead, Assistant Director of Admissions & Retention
  • Quincy Goodine, QEP Co-lead, Associate Director for Leadership Development

From August 2022 through May 2023, the QEP Writing & Development Committee:

  • Identified QEP goals, outcomes, and implementation strategies in the context of university data and strategic priorities;
  • researched best practices and information related to the topic and specific learning outcomes and implementation strategies;
  • solicited feedback and insight from campus community, stakeholders, and key collaborators;
  • developed an assessment plan;
  • requested resources necessary to implement the QEP; and
  • informed members of the Longwood community about the SACSCOC QEP requirements and Longwood's QEP writing and development process and timeline.

The members of the Writing and Development Committee were:

  • Pam Tracy, QEP Chair, Director of the Center for Faculty Enrichment, Professor of Communication Studies
  • Waleed Ahmed, Assistant Director of Admissions & Retention
  • Sarai Blincoe, CCCAS Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment, Department Chair, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Erica Brown-Meredith, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director of the CLASP Program
  • JoEllen Pederson, Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty Liaison for the Reaffirmation Leadership Team
  • Cheryl Steele, Dean of Student Engagement

Fall 2023

  • The QEP Advisory Board was selected in October 2023. Membership is representative of the three divisions of the University as well as major campus initiatives and student groups. Members of the Advisory Board will assist the QEP Lead and Co-Leads by serving as liaisons to colleagues and students in their respective areas and to campus at large, gathering information from campus constituents on QEP implementation, and assisting with QEP assessment and ongoing evaluation.Submission of QEP to SACSCOC

The members of the QEP Advisory Board are:

  • Max Feuti, Office of the Registrar
  • Elise Green, English & Modern Languages
  • Elizabeth Narehood, Alumni & Career Services
  • Julie Ramsey, Student Engagement

Spring 2024

Summer 2024 – Summer 2029