What is QEP?
As part of the college’s reaffirmation of accreditation process, the college is reviewed for compliance with a set of core requirements and comprehensive standards and develops a Quality Enhancement Plan for implementation over the years ahead. The QEP should describe a carefully designed and focused course of action that addresses a well-defined issue or issues directly related to improving student learning.
With significant participation by the college's academic community, the QEP Lead Team has constructed the following QEP focus:Graduates of Durham Technical Community College programs will demonstrate the ability to send and receive audience-specific communications.
We have identified two learning outcomes:
Why is QEP important?
The Durham Technical Community College community recognizes that in order to be truly successful in the twenty-first century, graduates must be adaptable to ever-changing communication mediums and an ever-diversifying audience.
Focusing on our students’ communication skills will not only help the college's faculty and staff address concerns by local employers and through careful research while also providing us an opportunity to bring one aspect of Durham Tech’s instructional Vision for a Learning College, adopted in 2004, to greater fruition: “developing demonstrable improvements in student learning outcomes in both written and oral communication skills.”
Durham Tech's QEP Plan
This is an Adobe Acrobat (pdf) document of the College's QEP plan
More information about the requirements for the Quality Enhancement Plan can be found at: