Savannah Technical College is developing an acceptable Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that includes an institutional process for identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment and focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution (CR 2.12). The QEP demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP; includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP; and identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement (CS 3.3.2).
Process for Identifying Key Issues
The Quality Enhancement Plan was developed by the QEP Leadership team comprised of representatives from faculty, staff, and administrators. The topic was identified through a series of meetings, surveys, and focus groups.
Topic of the QEP
The role of the development of critical thinking in relationship to critical employability skills (soft skills).
The purpose of the QEP is to transform Savannah Technical College’s current work ethics grading model. This transformation shifts the focus to a learning outcomes approach based on the idea the employable habits and behaviors can be achieved through thinking more critically, which informs the employability skills and behaviors.