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Central Virginia Community College

QEP Committee

May 1, 2014

1:00 p.m.


Members present

Mr. Pat Gatti, Director, Bedford Off-Site Center

Dr. Cynthia Lofaso, QEP - Co-Chair, Associate Professor of Psychology

Ms. Kristin Ogden, Interim Dean, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

Dr. Gary Randolph, Professor of English

Mr. Kevin Riley, Student Services Coordinator

Ms. Lana Velez, QEP – Co-Chair, Assistant Professor of English

Mr. Ernie Wade, Associate Professor of Economics

Members Absent

Ms. Joy Adams, Student Success Center Coordinator

Ms. Kimberly French, Counselor

Mr. Will 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 develops.

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.

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