Initiatives

QEP Development Team Name Title Represents Email Phone Dr. Mary Clare DiGiacomo, Co-Chair Director of Distance Education and Instructional Technologies Academic Affairs mcdigiacomo@athenstech.edu 706-583-2760 Dr. Alysen Heil, Co-Chair Faculty – Math; Adjunct Faculty Coordinator MATH, PHYS; Contact for Technical Specialist Advising General Education aheil@athenstech.edu 706-355-5064 Caroline Angelo Executive Director, Registration, Records, and Advising Student Affairs cangelo@athenstech.edu 706-355-5013 Jennifer Benson Admissions Specialist Student Affairs jbenson@athenstech.edu 706-355-5050 Stephanie Benson Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness Institutional Effectiveness sbenson@athenstech.edu 706-355-5112 Sibley Bryan Greene County Campus Coordinator Off Campus Locations and Economic Development sbryan@athenstech.edu 706-453-0378 Jill Drerup Faculty – Radiography Life Sciences drerup@athenstech.edu 706-355-5070 Dr. Yancey Gulley Director of Student Activities Student Affairs ygulley@athenstech.edu 706-355-5175 Kala McNair Assistant Director of Registration and Records Registration and Records kmcnair@athenstech.edu 706-357-1202 Rhonda Lastie Program Chair – Social Work Assistant Business & Public Service rlastie@athenstech.edu 706-355-5075 Dr. Tawana Mattox COLL Instructor/Adjunct Coordinator General Education tmattox@athenstech.edu 706-425-3327 Dr. Margaret Morgan Director of Instructional Services Academic Affairs mmorgan@athenstech.edu 706-355-5182 Red Petrovs Program Chair – Business Administration Business & Public Service rpetrovs@athenstech.edu 706-540-3885 Carol Stanley Director of Library Services Academic Affairs cstanley@athenstech.edu 706-355-5019 Greg Thomas Faculty – Automotive Collision Repair, Program Chair Technical & Industrial gthomas@athenstech.edu 706-369-5725 Dr. Jackie Wilson Faculty –…

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The original QEP Proposals were shared via a blog at http://qepp.blogspot.com/  which includes proposals and comments. Enclosed below are the proposals in PDF form. Additional documents shared as part of the proposal process QEP_presentation QEP_Proposal_Rubric QEP Proposal Instructions Proposals proposal-1 proposal-2 proposal-3 proposal-4 proposal-5 proposal-6 proposal-7 proposal-9 proposal-10 proposal-11 proposal-12 proposal-13 proposal-14 proposal-15 proposal-16 proposal-17 proposal-18 proposal-19 proposal-20 proposal-21 proposal-22 proposal-23 proposal-24 proposal-25 proposal-26 proposal-27 proposal-28

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Athens Technical College Resources Log into the ATC Intranet > Departmental Intranet Sites > Institutional Effectiveness for institutional reports and assessments ATC Mission Statement ATC Strategic Planning Goals and Objectives CCSSEE Results by Credit Hours Earned CCSSEE Results for College ATC Planning Form Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges SACSCOC Website SACSCOC Executive Summaries of QEPs, 2011 SACSCOC Executive Summaries of QEPs, 2010 SACSCOC Executive Summaries of QEPs, 2009 National and Regional Reports A Matter of Degrees – Center for Community College Student Engagement Complete College Georgia

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  Timeline for QEP 2013 January 2013 Develop QEP Draft FS Sub-Committee: Draft facilities report; resources including personnel needs and facility needs PD Sub-Committee: Draft training for instructors re: FS course Logo Contest – work with ATD Marketing Success Committee February 2013 Develop QEP Draft Full Development Team meeting PD Sub-Committee: Draft Faculty/Staff FYE Training Modules Meet with the ATC Board of Directors Meet with Faculty Council Logo Contest – work with ATD Marketing Success Committee March 2013 Develop QEP Draft First Semester Seminar and Professional Development Subcommittee meetings April 2013 Full Development Team meeting Develop QEP Draft Meet with Academic Division Program Chairs and Deans Meet with Program Advisory Committees May 2013 Develop QEP Draft Attend SCALE Institute June 2013 Develop QEP Draft July 2013 Revise and complete QEP document August 2013 Review and complete QEP document. September 2013 Continue work on the QEP to prepare for implementation QEP documentation to SACSCOC On-site Committee members QEP Published Plan October 2013 On-Site Committee Visit – October 21-24, 2013 Pilot Professional Development Faculty/Staff trainings

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January 2012 SACSCOC Leadership Team Orientation February 2012 Leadership selects QEP Topic Selection Team (QEP TST) QEP Topic Selection Team Kick-Off Meeting QEP Timeline and Process presented to ATC president and vice presidents March 2012 QEP TST meeting – review key findings in data provided by ATC I.E.; identify emerging topics; present topics to senior leadership for approval to move forward with next steps ATC Faculty, Staff, Student Meetings – (Athens, Elberton, Greene, Walton, Board of Directors) facilitated by President, V.P.I.E., QEP Chair, Director Student Activities to present SACSCOC Reaffirmation and QEP process and timeline. Develop and deploy QEP website April 2012 Call for Proposals 4/2-5/15/2012 QEP TST Meeting, April 19th from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. May 2012 Post QEP Proposals to web site – QEP Chair QEP Proposals College-wide Feedback 5/15/2012 – 6/1/2012 June 2012 QEP TST Meeting, 6/7/2012 – review feedback, narrow list of QEP proposals QEP TST Meeting, 6/29/2012 – updates, target population, next steps Topic selected – announce to college at August 22nd meeting July 2012 Select QEP Development Team Convene 1st QEP Development Team meeting August 2012 Develop QEP Draft Divide into two sub-committees – Freshman Seminar and Professional Development Each sub-committee conduct research and…

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  Executive Summary First-Year Experience Initiative (original document is enclosed below as a PDF) The purpose of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for Athens Technical College is to improve the first-year experience of students by providing a foundation for academic and career success. Members of the College community have worked for many months to develop a First-Semester Seminar (FSSE) course and Student Success Professional Development program to support and sustain the College’s mission and number one strategic goal of student success. Comprehensive research on how to improve student engagement, persistence, and program completion at Athens Technical College led to the QEP topic selection of the first-year experience. The FSSE course is designed to introduce new students to the academic skills they will need to attain their educational and career goals. The course will also introduce students to the resources available to them as they work toward those goals. Through the use of academic strategies and self-discovery, students will acquire knowledge and skills to help them succeed at Athens Technical College and in life. Students new to the college will take the FSSE course during their first semester of enrollment. The course will be a three-credit-hour hybrid course (a blend of…

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QEP News for November 2013 Our SACSCOC On-Site Committee visit was a great success. The committee found our plan to be acceptable and provided excellent feedback. We are integrating their feedback into the QEP as we continue to move forward with the First-Year Experience Initiative at ATC. This is wonderful news. Thanks to all who contributed to the creation and development of an excellent plan!! Next Steps: The FSSE 1000 sub-committee meets weekly to finalize the course syllabus. The FSSE 1000 course will be piloted Spring Semester 2013 The Professional Development sub-committee is piloting the FSSE Instructor Preparation Course with eight faculty and staff. The pilot will be completed in early December. The instructor preparation course will be scaled up spring semester. QEP News for October 2013 The FSSE 1000 Instructor Preparation Course pilot begins in mid-October. A small group of faculty and staff are participating in the pilot. The group will meet on five Fridays in October and November. The course is a hybrid course with on-grounds meetings scheduled in October and November. The group will use ANGEL for the online component of the course. The development of the FSSE 1000 course is well underway as we prepare to…

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