Quality Enhancement Plan
Williamsburg Technical College’s accreditation is reaffirmed every ten years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is a private, non-profit and voluntary organization founded in 1895 in Atlanta. For an institute to be accredited and reaffirmed, the Institutions must demonstrate compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation and prepare a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Reaffirmation of accreditation by the Commission on Colleges involves a thorough review of compliance through an off-site peer review, an on-site review, and review by the Commission’s Board of Trustees.
Please direct any comments or questions about the Grad&Go Quality Enhancement Plan to the QEP Committee at QEPCommitt2021@wiltech.edu
July 15, 2021 – 11:00am-1:00pm
QEP Staff/Faculty Kick-Off
September 16, 2021 – 11:00am – 1:00pm
QEP Student Kick-Off
What is the focus of the college’s quality enhancement plan (QEP)?
Williamsburg Technical College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), GRAD & GO: Accelerated Developmental Learning, aims to improve student success and student learning by redesigning its developmental education courses. The QEP was born out of a collaborative and broad-based process that established the goal of targeting students who place into developmental courses and providing them with an improved pathway to success.
GRAD & GO: Accelerated Developmental Learning’s redesign of developmental courses includes the accelerating of developmental courses by replacing eight traditional developmental English, reading, and math courses, (RDG 031, RDG 032, ENG 031, ENG 032, MAT 031, MAT 032, MAT 101, and MAT 102), with three courses that consist of an integrated developmental reading and writing course titled RWR 032, accelerated developmental math course titled MAT 033 and accelerated intermediate algebra course titled MAT 108 that will be referred to as College Ready Accelerate Courses.
The student success outcomes are as follows:
- Improve completion rates in developmental math courses of target students by 30% and developmental English courses by 20%
- Improve the retention rate of target students by 20%
- Improve overall graduation rate 15%
The Student Learning Outcomes are:
- The student will be able to evaluate algebraic expressions and solve single and multi-step equations using the addition and multiplication properties of equality.
- The student will be able to write well-developed, well-organized, and coherent paragraphs while applying standard conventions of usage, grammar, and mechanics to their writing.
- The student will demonstrate reading comprehension skills and apply critical reading strategies such as identifying audience, purpose, main idea, and supporting details across a variety of texts.
Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) is committed to students, quality education, access to education, contributing to the community and a quality work environment. Therefore, the Quality Enhancement Committee selected a topic that would mirror the mission and vision for WTC. Our goal is to accelerate students’ academic success toward graduating on-time by using retention methods, streamlining developmental courses, and improving student advising. Together as a college and a community, we will ensure that every student at WTC succeeds by guiding retention, academic development and graduating on-time.
Overall, WTC’s QEP GRAD & GO is based on research that supports the concept of students spending less time in developmental courses in order to encourage students to complete their program in a timely manner and to avoid high student attrition rates.
QEP Co-Chairs and Committee Members
Dr. Gayle Tremble – VP Academic Affairs
Dr. Veronica Graham Jackson – Director of Planning and Research
Dr. Brandolyn Love – (Chair) Library Director
Edgar Staggers – (Co-Chair) Instructor of Computer Technology/Criminal Justice
Laverne Baker – Instructor of Mathematics
Jeanette Brown – Workforce Development & Continuing Education
Martha Burrows – Director of Public Information
Isaac Docsol – Instructor of Mathematics
Hope Hubbard – Instructor of English
Elna Hudson – Instructor of English
Michael Hudson – Math & Science Department Head
Kevin Langlois – IT Specialist
Chelsie Smith – Instructor of Business