Dr. Herbert Bruce
Armstrong's Quality Enhancement Plan
As part of the reaffirmation of accreditation, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Commission on Colleges asks universities to develop a plan to enhance student learning. This plan is known as the Quality Enhancement Plan or QEP.
Armstrong's QEP is an initiative called First Class, a learning community designed for first year students.
The ultimate purpose of First Class is to enable students to answer questions and solve problems independently. In order to achieve such a purpose, students must be able to navigate the campus, engage in the campus community, find appropriate, reliable information, and advocate for themselves effectively. Therefore, First Class involves a first-year learning community including a first-year seminar tied to a core course. By participating in this learning community, first-year students will learn campus engagement skills and information literacy skills to enable them to answer their own questions and solve their own problems.
A pilot implementation for First Class is underway. The official kickoff of First Class will take place fall semester 2013.
For more information about First Class and Armstrong's QEP progress, click on the links to the left.