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The Birmingham-Southern College Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

As part of Birmingham-Southern's accreditation renewal with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the college is enacting a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that will build on its strengths and make it an even greater institution in the future. The QEP is just one example of how student learning is the center of BSC's mission. It guides us toward developing that learning in an intentional way.

BSC faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members worked together to design BSC'S plan. The final plan builds on the college's historical focus on hands-on education and intends to expand in three core areas, each determined to be a "high-impact" educational practice by the AACU. They are:

Student-faculty research - Collaborative work between professors and undergraduates that allows students to experience firsthand the processes of scholarly exploration and discovery.

Internships - Three-way partnerships between the student, the college, and the internship provider in a supervised work environment.

Service-learning - Integrating meaningful service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience and strengthen communities.

Members of the QEP Implementation Team include:

Alan Litsey, QEP Director

Dr. Kent Andersen
Noreen Gaubatz
Kristin Harper
Dr. Mary-Kate Lizott

Dr. Sara Robicheaux
Dr. David Schedler
Kristina Scott
Dr. Sandra Sprayberry