Virginia Community College
May 1, 2014
Gatti, Director, Bedford Off-Site Center
Lofaso, QEP - Co-Chair, Associate Professor of Psychology
Ogden, Interim Dean, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Randolph, Professor of English
Riley, Student Services Coordinator
Velez, QEP – Co-Chair, Assistant Professor of English
Wade, Associate Professor of Economics
Adams, Student Success Center Coordinator
Sandidge, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services
Dr. Lofaso called the meeting to order.
The QEP Committee will meet on May 8, but the meeting time has
been changed to 2:00 p.m. due to the Employee luncheon. There will be not meeting on May 15 and
meetings during the summer will be held as needed. Sub-committees will continue to meet in order
to complete the five-year plan.
The Learning Resource Center sub-committee will provide
recommendations related to facilities needed for the QEP.
Ms. Velez reported on the QEP marketing activity at the Student
Appreciation Picnic. Due to the location
of their information table, there was not much interaction with the
students. The Marketing sub-committee
will ask for a more prominent location at the fall picnic.
Dr. Lofaso reported on updates provided to the faculty association
and the classified staff association.
She indicated there were some great suggestions that will be considered
for the QEP implementation.
Ms. Ogden reported that 1st and 2nd choice
lead evaluators were identified and nominated to our SACSCOC
Vice-President. The nominations were
approved and our 1st choice nominee has been invited to
participate. SACSCOC will notify us when
the on-site committee roster is finalized.
The Committee discussed the location of the temporary location of
the Writing Center for year one. Space
is currently available in Room 3207C.
While Dr. Randolph prefers a more prominent location for the temporary
Writing Center, the committee agreed that the space, with some modifications,
will be adequate for one year with the understanding that the plan in second
year is to relocate the Writing Center to a more visible location.
Ms. Velez reported the post-tests were administered to ENF
students and for the most part it went well.
There were a couple of technical issues, but the results will be
reviewed in an effort to establish target goals for the direct assessment of
student learning outcomes for the QEP assessment plan.
Ms. Velez reported that she sent a follow-up e-mail to Lynchburg
College to let them know the status of our plan and our intent to continue to
coordinate a peer tutoring initiative with them. She will continue to be in touch as the plan
The Committee discussed publicizing the logo and the winner of the
logo contest. There will be increased
communication related to the logo to increase awareness. It will also be published on the QEP website.
Dr. Lofaso and Ms. Velez reported that they are in the process of
developing the outline of the five-year plan to be used for writing the QEP
document. They will seek input from the
Marketing and Learning Resource Center sub-committees for needs related to
those areas during the five-year period.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m.