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QEP - Quality Enhancement Plan

WHAT IS THE QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a five-year action and implementation plan designed to enhance student learning and further strengthen Trenholm State’s educational mission. The QEP is required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional accrediting body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southeastern states. The Commission’s mission is to maintain the educational quality of colleges throughout the region and help them develop programs to improve learning and success for their students.

WHY ARE WE CREATING A QEP?

Every ten years, all regionally accredited colleges and universities engage in the renewal of their institution’s accreditation. A major part of the reaffirmation process is the development and submission of a QEP to SACSCOC. Trenholm State administrators, faculty, and staff developed an enhancement of the developmental mathematics courses and actions to improve student success in these courses. This new program is entitled “Raising the Bar for Math Success.”

DESIRED GOALS AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

QEP Goals

Goal 1:

Increase success rates of students participating in developmental mathematics courses.

Goal 2:

Increase retention of students participating in developmental mathematics courses.

Goal 3:

Increase the percentage of students completing developmental mathematics who successfully complete the program capstone course (MTH100 or higher) within one year.

Goal 4:

For students who place in developmental mathematics, increase the percentage of students enrolled in developmental mathematics during their first semester.

QEP Student Learning Outcomes

SLO 1:

New students will increase their knowledge of basic math skills prior to taking the placement test as evidenced by a decreased number of students placing in developmental mathematics courses.

SLO 2:

Students will demonstrate competency of basic numerical skills to successfully complete developmental mathematics courses.

SLO 3:

70% of students who complete elementary algebra (MTH098) will demonstrate mathematical skills to successfully complete intermediate algebra (MTH100).

Course Specific Student Learning Outcomes

Course

Student Learning Outcomes

MTH098

Elementary

Algebra

  • Solve mathematical problems involving real numbers.
  • Solve problems involving linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
  • Solve a variety of problems related to graphing and writing linear equations in two variables.
  • Solve systems of equations in two variables using a variety of methods.

CONTACT

Danny Perry
Associate Dean of Career and Technical Education Program Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services
(334) 420-4277(Voice)
Email

Krystopher King, M.Ed.
QEP Facilitator/Mathematics Instructor
General Studies and Social Sciences
334.420.4381 (Voice)| 334.420-4294 (Fax)
Email

Location

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108

History of
Excellence

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
Directions »
Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108