Armstrong's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
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. The official kickoff of First Class took place in the fall semester of 2013. Fall 2014 signified our second year of the QEP initiative.
For more information about First Class and Armstrong's QEP progress, click on the links to the left.