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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

"Enhancing the Culture of Learning Through Literacy in the First-Year Experience"

QEP Mission Statement

In keeping with the university’s mission, the Quality Enhancement Plan will enhance the culture of learning at Alabama State University through building higher levels of student competence in the defined literacy areas beginning with a strong first-year launch and extending into the major disciplines. This enhanced culture of learning will positively impact the first-year retention rate of each entering freshman class and promote successful academic progression through graduation.

QEP Goal Statements

Goal 1:
Students completing courses designated for focused literacy instruction will demonstrate enhanced competence in reading/writing, quantitative, and information literacy knowledge and skills.

Goal 2:
Focused literacy instruction will positively impact course completion rates in core curriculum courses. (This goal will support achievement of the university’s 66% first-year retention rate for each entering class.)

Goal 3:
Focused literacy instruction will increase the students’ proficiency scores on the ETS Proficiency Profile Test and a standardized information literacy test. (As a result of this increase, the mean score on the junior year administration of the ETS Proficiency Profile test for Cohort Group A and for each group thereafter will be closer to the university’s goal. The university’s goal is to raise students’ mean score to 440, the national 2007-2009 score for students at master’s colleges I and II: Compliance Certification Report, Standard 3.5.1.

Goal 4:
Faculty teaching courses designated for literacy-focused instruction will engage in professional development activities to extend their knowledge and expertise in the use of instructional strategies and pedagogy most appropriate for improving student achievement in the literacy areas.


Follow the link below to view the institution's QEP document submitted to SACS, Commission on Colleges, during the 2010 Reaffirmation review:  ASU's QEP.



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QEP Office
C116 John Garrick Hardy Center

QEP Academic Advisement Coordinator
Carolyn A. Stevens

Staff Associate
Margo Smith

Faculty Resources

We have developed resources to assist our faculty with QEP Literacy Assessment. Visit our faculty resources page.

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