Quality Enhancement Plan: Resiliency through Growth Mindset

What is a QEP:

All member institutions are required by SACSCOC to develop and implement a Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP. The topic was up to us, but the QEP must focus on learning outcomes and address key issues resulting from ongoing institutional assessments.

What is the QEP for Averett?

Averett’s QEP is focused on student resiliency through growth mindset. The QEP is intended to provide interventions that will be successful in changing mindsets and promoting student success and persistence. Faculty and staff training, faculty development and implementation in the classroom of growth mindset strategies and online modules for students are components of the project. By developing growth mindset, Averett students will benefit from academic challenge, become more successful students, and be better prepared to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change.

Resiliency through Growth Mindset – Averett University QEP

QEP Student Learning Outcomes

Averett will provide programs to promote growth mindset support significant and positive effects on students’ persistence, performance, and resilience. Outcomes are often associated with observed increases in student engagement, use of support facilities, academic performance, and retention. These measures of success will be assessed for the QEP but there are also student learning outcomes that are desirable as well:

  • Students will be able to recognize fixed mindsets.
  • Students will be able to identify strategies to develop a growth mindset.
  • Students will demonstrate that they can apply growth mindset strategies to increase academic success in their course.

Contact Us

Joy E. Durham-Carthen, J.D.
Director of Student Success
[email protected]