PVCC's Civic Engagement QEP - Civic Sense

What is a QEP and Why Are We Doing This?Civic Sense Logo

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an integral component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process and is derived from an institution’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes. It reflects and affirms a commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue that the institution considers important to improving student learning outcomes and/or student success. The document submitted by the institution demonstrates that its QEP (a) has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes; (b) has broad-based support of institutional constituencies; (c) focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success; (d) commits resources to initiate, implement and complete the QEP; and (e) includes a plan to assess achievement.

QEP Vision

PVCC’s QEP, Civic Sense: Engaging Students in the Civic Life of Their Communities seeks to build student leaders who have a strong commitment to democracy and diversity, and who engage in the civic life of their communities through collaborative, creative, and critical problem-solving.

QEP Student Learning Outcome Goals

Because of their experiences at PVCC:

  1. Graduates will actively participate in civic life by voting in local, state, and federal elections.
  2. Graduates will actively participate in civic life by engaging in public service or other activities that improve the condition of communities and/or the quality of people’s lives.
  3. Graduates will evaluate multiple perspectives to think critically about issues of public consequence.