The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined and focused topic to enhance student learning. The QEP should be embedded within the institution’s ongoing integrated institution-wide planning and evaluation processes. The QEP is the component of the SACS-COC accreditation process that reflects and affirms Loyola’s commitment to the enhancement of the quality of its educational programs. The QEP demonstrates that student learning is at the heart Loyola’s mission. Developing a QEP as a part of the accreditation process is an opportunity for Loyola to enhance its overall institutional quality by focusing on issues that we consider important to improving student learning. The theme for our new QEP is "Reflections on Experiential Learning."
At Loyola University New Orleans, our students will learn how to apply knowledge and skills gained in academic settings to real-world problems and complex social issues. To help facilitate the process of this application of knowledge, students will engage in experiential learning activities, followed by reflection and self-assessment, that will allow them to develop a sense of self as learners and active agency as young adults. Targeted QEP activities will be centered on four key experiential learning practices: (1) Collaborative Research, (2) Internships, (3) Service Learning, and (4) Study Abroad.
We encourage you to contact any member of the leadership team to share your concerns, offer suggestions, or to ask questions. Additionally, you are more than welcome to join regularly scheduled QEP meetings and/or workgroups. Contact info for the Leadership Team is listed below: