UAB's Next Chapter: QEP 2015Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas about UAB’s next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which will be part of the 2015 SACS Reaffirmation. Clarus Consulting Group did a great job listening to your ideas which fell into three broad categories, Enhancing Learning, Promoting Citizenship, and Building Core Competencies, and eleven themes. Their summary is available here.
The importance of community and teams was a recurring theme throughout your conversations, and, after careful review and reflection on what UAB is and what it can become, Provost Lucas and I have selected “Learning in a Team Environment” as our next QEP topic. Our vision is that this university will (1) teach students to succeed in all roles of a team, (2) utilize these skills to improve student learning, and (3) take team skills out into the community to do service. An initial visualization of the QEP based on your many ideas is: