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Chronology of the QEP Activities

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

June 9, 2008

Orientation for Leadership Team

Atlanta COC-SACS






July 24, 2008

Orientation of Accreditation Team




Fall 2008

Search and Hiring of QEP Director

Michelle Williams Young hired as QEP Director.

August 11, 2008

QEP Director Starts

QEP Director begins work at Grambling.

August 14, 2008

Faculty Institute

Meeting of Faculty. Provost informs faculty about SACS Visit and QEP

August 15, 2008

First QEP Committee Meeting

Introduction of Committee Members and charge given by Dr. Dixon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, to the QEP Committee

August 28, 2008

QEP Subcommittee Meeting

Preparation of Overview (Plan of action for committee)

September 4, 2008

QEP Committee Meeting

Committee members met to discuss plan of action. Assignment of other Institution’s QEP to be read by committee members.

September 4, 2009

Coordination and Planning Team Meeting

Dr. Sharma gave the update of the QEP progress to the members of Coordination and Planning Team.

September 11, 2008

QEP Subcommittee Meeting

Subcommittee on Literature Review and Best Practices/Writing work on Template for QEP.

September 18, 2008

Meeting with Leadership Committee Member (Dr. Guyden)

Committee received feedback and suggestions on Overview and Template. Also discussed Literature Review

September 19, 2009

Feedback on overview of the QEP

Dr. Sharma discussed with Dr. Dixon the overview of the QEP to be put on GSU Website. Also discussed the QEP template.

September 23, 2008

QEP Subcommittee Meeting

Work on Timeline and discussion on efficient break-out of sub-committees

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

September 25, 2008

QEP Committee Meeting

Reassignment of subcommittees and description of each discussed.

September 30, 2008

QEP Subcommittee Meeting

Con Dev. , Data Analysis, Writing



Orientation for Dr. Ifeanyi, Listing of Tables and Charts, Template

October 7, 2008

QEP Subcommittee Meeting

Con Dev. , Data Analysis, Writing



Template, Questions on RJE, Activities for Month of October (Data Collection)

October 9, 2008

Meeting with Dr. Dixon

QEP Chair, Director and Publicity Chair met with Dr. Dixon to discuss Publicity of the QEP. A QEP publicity plan was outlined and a suggestion for student QEP Ambassadors was made.

October 10, 2008

Posting of Coordinator Position

Position of Coordinator of QEP posted on GSU Website

October 14, 2008

QEP Committee Meeting

Guest: Willie Mabry, Asst. Director of the Center for Academic Assessment attended meeting with QEP Team to answer questions concerning Rising Junior Exam (MAPP Test).

October 16, 2008

QEP Subcommittee Meeting

Con Dev. , Data Analysis, Writing



Developed QEP Table of Contents -Tied Table of Content to QEP Handbook)

October 21, 2008

Structure of the QEP

Dr. Sharma met with Dr. Dixon and received feedback on the Table of contents, “Evolution of the QEP” section, feedback on the faculty and students surveys, and status about the announcement of the topic.

October 22, 2008

QEP Subcommittee Meeting

Con Dev. , Data Analysis, Writing



Table of Contents-Tied to QEP Handbook.

October 22, 2008

QEP Table of contents

Dr. Sharma discussed with Dr. Dixon the initial draft for the Table of Contents for the QEP and the Evolution of the QEP at GSU.

October 27, 2008

QEP Committee Meeting

Review and Discussion of Survey Data on QEP Topic.

November 6, 2008

QEP Subcommittee Meeting

Con Dev. , Data Analysis, Writing



Review and Discussion of Survey Data on QEP Topic.

November 10, 2008

QEP Subcommittee Meeting

Literature Review



Review of Topic and Plan of Action for Literature Review and Best Practice

November 11, 2008

QEP Subcommittee Meeting

Con Dev. , Data Analysis, Writing



Discussion of Data Charts (Headings etc)

November 17, 2008

QEP Committee Meeting with Provost

Meeting called by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Robert Dixon , to discuss Leadership Teams meeting regarding QEP topic. It was suggested that the inclusion of Critical Thinking would make Topic too broad.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

November 24, 2009

Meeting of Provost and Chair

General issues and structure for the development of QEP were discussed. Dr. Sharma also discussed SACS meeting in San Antonio, presentation of the QEP at the closing faculty meeting on December 16 2008, dissemination of the QEP topic, feedback on the Evolution Section, feedback on survey for faculty and students, implementation of the QEP through Math 147, Math 148 (knowledge and skills part), two FYE courses (behavior and values parts: e.g., guest lectures on motivation, test-taking skills, etc.),

discuss possible models for implementing QEP: teaching mathematics through applications, co-operative learning, use of peer tutoring through supplemental instruction, use of technology – web based learning or others (combination of these),



Strategies to implement the model, possibility of increasing one additional contact hour from 4 to 5, limited class size (25 students) and how can we do mathematics “Across the Disciplines”?

December 2, 2008

QEP Committee Meeting

During the QEP Team meeting the following were discussed: QEP Name(Acronym), Student Members, Publicity, Lit Review Update, Dept. Surveys.

December 5-10, 2008

SACS Annual Conference

Chair and Director travel to SACS Annual Conference San Antonio, TX.

December 12, 2008

QEP Committee meeting with Provost

Provost is informed about the progress on the development of the QEP.

December 16, 2009

GSU Faculty Meeting

PowerPoint presentation on status of QEP.

December 17, 2009

Meeting with Information Technology

QEP Chair and Director met with Information Technology Webmaster, Bruce Morgan to discuss Web-based faculty and student surveys.

January 6, 2009

Meeting with Provost

Chair and Director met with provost to give status of QEP and discuss SACS Conference.

January 12, 2009

Publicity Subcommittee meeting

Chair, Director and Publicity meet to discuss QEP publicity.

January 12, 2009

Meeting with Student QEP Team members

Chair and Director met with New Student Team members to update and provide background on QEP.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

January 13, 2009

QEP Committee Meeting

Committee met to discuss the scheduling of subcommittee meetings.

January 13, 2009

QEP Publicity Sub-Committee Meeting

Publicity subcommittee met to map out Publicity Strategy for January.

January 14, 2009

Meeting with new QEP Faculty Members

Chair and Director brought new Team members up-to-date on QEP.

January 13-31, 2009

Departmental Meetings with Faculty

QEP Team members met with GSU faculty to provide update on QEP and distribute surveys for completion.

January 30, 2009

Meeting with Information Technology

Chair and Director met with John Gwan from Information Technology to discuss obtaining RJE and other pertinent data. Trying to find link between specific data and performance on the Rising Junior Examination.

January 22-25, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Meeting to create first draft of goals and objectives.

January 31-Feb 1, 2009

Committee Members visit Louisiana Tech Library

Dr. McMullan worked Saturday and Sunday at Louisiana Tech Library to retrieve documents and information for the Literature Review and Goals and Objectives.

February 3, 2009

Meeting with Publicity Committee and Director of Media Relations (Byron McCauley)

Publicity Subcommittee met with Byron McCauley, Director of Media Relations, to provide information on QEP. Discussions on Press Releases and GSU Today as well as Faculty and Staff E-mail and Voice-mail updates occurred.

February 3, 2009

Publicity Committee and Director for Grambling Radio Station (Joyce Evans)

Publicity Subcommittee met with Joyce Evans, Director of KGRM (Grambling’s Radio Station)to discuss Team members participation on Good Morning Grambling and PSA’s.

February 4, 2009

Meeting with Head of Biological Sciences Department

Implementation of Quantitative Literacy through Principles of Biology I (BIOL 103) and Principles of Biology (BIOL 104). Discussion between Dr. Sharma and Dr. Felix Ifeanyi, Head of the Department, about the importance of this activity and to match the concepts taught in this course with the mathematical concepts included in the QEP.

February 5, 2009

QEP Committee Meeting

Update on status of QEP. Discussion on Publicity, Literature Review and Goals and Objectives. Subcommittee updates and progress given.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

February 9, 2009

Meeting with Provost

Chair shared 1st Rough Draft of Goal and Objectives for QEP with provost for Feedback. Good Response. Dr. Dixon suggested that Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 101) should be included in implementing the objective on Quantitative Literacy.

February 9, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Chair updated Director on Meeting with Provost discussing Goals and Objectives.

February 10, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Discussions on Goals and Objectives.

February 10, 2009

Publicity Subcommittee Meeting

Layout of QEP Newsletter “Math does Matters.”

February 11, 2009

Meeting with provost

Director met with provost to provide update on publicity activities and get on approval on publicity documents.

February 11, 2009

Meeting of Literature Review Subcommittee

Chair met with Dr. McMullan to discuss conducting the literature review for QEP.

February 12, 2009

Meeting with Head of Physics Department

Implementation of Quantitative Literacy through Physical Science Survey I (SCI 105), Physical Science Survey II (SCI 106), and Foundations of Astronomy (PHYS 120). Discussion between Chair and Dr. Avaine Strong, Head of Physics, about the importance of this activity and to match the concepts taught in these courses with the mathematical concepts included in the QEP. Dr. Strong, in fact, suggested that Foundations of Astronomy should also be included for this objective.

February 12, 2009

Publicity Subcommittee Meeting

Feedback given on layout of Math does Matter Newsletter.

February 12, 2009

Meeting with Head of Mathematics Department

Chair met with Dr. Brett Sims, Head of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, to discuss about development of the goal and objectives of the QEP. The discussion led to removal of one objective from the original eight.

February 13, 2009

Publicity Subcommittee

Topic assigned for Gramblinite Article, Finalized Radio PSA’s, Discussed Good Morning Grambling Segment and Discussed QEP Ambassador Activities for Spring semester

February 17, 2009

QEP Ambassadors Meeting

QEP Committee Members met with QEP Ambassadors. Gave overview of QEP and made assignments for FYE classes talk and survey.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

February 17-March 6

Student Surveys Distributed by Ambassadors

QEP Ambassadors visit First Year Experiences (FYE ) classes to give overview of QEP and have survey completed by students.

February 18, 2009

Good Morning Grambling

QEP Team members, Dr. Sharma, Dr. Greene, Mrs. Young and student member Steven Jackson, served as panelist on KGRM’s Radio Show “Good Morning Grambling”

Re-run on Friday, February 20, 2009



February 20, 2009

Math Does Matter Newsletter

First draft of QEP Newsletter “Math Does Matter” given to provost, Dr. Robert Dixon, for Review. Dr. Dixon provided his feedback on the same day.

February 20, 2009

Meeting with Head of the Accounting and Economics Department

Implementation of Quantitative Literacy through Macroeconomics (ECON 201) Discussion between Chair and Dr. Lawrence Gulley, Head of the Accounting, Economics, and Information Systems Department about the importance of this activity and to match the concepts taught in this course with the mathematical concepts included in the QEP.

February 27, 2009

2nd Phase of RJE Data Analysis

QEP Team member Dr. Frank Ohene received requested data from John Gwan of Information Technology on the Rising Junior Examination and is analyzing.

February 27, 2009

Meeting with Head of the Chemistry Department

Implementation of Quantitative Literacy through Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 101). Discussion between Chair and Dr. Danny Hubbard, Head of the Chemistry Department about the importance of this activity and to match the concepts taught in this course with the mathematical concepts included in the QEP. Also discussed with Dr. Hubbard the possibility of writing a proposal .

February 27, 2009

Meeting with Head of Sociology/Psychology Department

Implementation of Quantitative Literacy through Social Science (SOC 101). Discussion between Chair and Dr. Charles Humphrey, Head of the Sociology/Psychology Department about the importance of this activity and to match the concepts taught in this course with the mathematical concepts included in the QEP.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

March 2, 2009

Meeting with Physics Professor

Implementation of Quantitative Literacy through Physical Science Survey I (SCI 105), Physical Science Survey II (SCI 106), and Foundations of Astronomy (PHYS 120).Discussion between Chair and Dr. Naidu about the importance of this activity and to match the concepts taught in these courses with the mathematical concepts included in the QEP.

March 2, 2009

Analysis of faculty surveys

Dr. Sharma and Dr. Ohene discussed the results of faculty surveys. Dr. Sharma provided the feedback for the final preparation of the results.

March 3, 2009

Meeting of Involved QEP Department Heads and Representatives

Chair and Director had discussions with faculty from involved departments on overall QEP Goal and seven objectives to achieve goal. Requested matrix on Math Concepts to be completed by 3/10/09.

Discussions on attendance and retention of at risk students discussed.



March 3, 2009

Literature Review Subcommittee Meeting

Discussed the progress of the literature review so far done and written by Dr. McMullan. Dr. Sharma provided his input on the parameters on which the QEP survey is to be focused.

March 3-6, 2009

Public Service Announcements

Public Service Announcements recorded at KGRM by Steven Jackson (VP SGA), Annia Jenkins (Miss Covergirl), Greg Dillon (Quarterback) and Rachele Dobbins(PointGuard).

March 4, 2009

Goal and Objectives of the QEP

Chair and Director discussed with Dr. Sims the structure of putting the Best Practices in the QEP document. Also discussed what can be the appropriate rationale for the Objective # 6 which aims to increase the awareness about the importance of mathematics.

March 5, 2009

Results of the Rising Junior Examination

Chair and Director discussed with Dr. Frank Ohene about the further analysis of the Rising Junior Exam data.

March 6, 2009

Meeting with Economics faculty

Chair and Director with Dr. Keleta and Nwoha, faculty members in the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Information System to develop the matrix for matching math concepts with concepts in Macroeconomics.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

March 6, 2009

Meeting with Endowed Chair of Mathematics

Chair met with Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz, Endowed Chair of Mathematics, to get his feedback on Goal and Objectives of the QEP and to provide an input on objective number 6 that is to “Increase the awareness among students about the importance of mathematics.”

March 9, 2009

Meeting with Provost

Chair met with Dr. Dixon to discuss the draft of the Goals and Objectives of the QEP. Dr. Dixon agreed, in principle, with the structure of the QEP. He suggested that Best Practices should be put as a separate section. Discussed briefly with whom who should read the draft of Goals and Objective. Dr. Dixon agreed that the draft can be given to Dr. Walton, Dr. Guyden, Dr. Tunuguntla, Dr. Warner, and Dr. Arhin and few faculty members. The draft should also be discussed with the mathematics faculty members and the faculty members from the departments whose courses will be influenced by the QEP. Dr. Dixon agreed that he will be the final editor of the QEP. During this meeting Dr. Dixon was also made aware about the meetings held with faculty members from Economics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry departments. The issue of including Sociology 101 in the second phase of the QEP was also discussed. Also discussed and confirmed were the QEP Team members who will be working on the QEP during summer 2009.

March 10, 2009

Publicity Subcommittee Meeting

Committee members reviewed drafts of QEP Newsletter, Article for Gramblinite (Grambling Student Newspaper), COAS Newsletter Article and PSA’s .

March 12, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

QEP Monthly Meeting included updates from the Publicity, Literature Review and Best Practices, and Data Collection Committees. Also discussed in detail were the Goal and Objectives including the feasibility of having only one goal. It was suggested that maybe the second Goal could focus on behaviors. It was stressed that the Literature Review Committee should meet very soon.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

March 13, 2009

Publicity Activities

Corrected drafts of QEP Newsletter “Math Does Matter” and Press Release sent to provost for final approval.

March 16, 2009

Workshop on Learning Strategies

Many of the members of the QEP Team attended workshop on Learning Strategies: Teaching Divers Learners in the 21st Century: Meta-cognition is the Key! Presented by Dr. Sandra McGuire, Director of Center for Academic Success at LSU and Professor of Chemistry.

March 16, 2009

Literature Review Subcommittee Meeting

Sharma, Greene and Young discussed methodology and outcomes for 2nd goal as well as detailed statement on 2nd goal (behavior). Dr. Sharma said that he will focus on first goal to keep momentum going. We may need to come back to idea of having more than one goal.

March 17, 2009

Meeting with Provost

Director met with provost to give update on Team Activities. Discussed in detail idea of one goal. May need to revisit .

March 18, 2009

Publicity Activities

Received final approval on publicity documents from provost including, QEP Newsletter (Math Does Matter), Press Release for area newspapers and GSU Faculty and Staff and PSA’s. Press Release and Newsletter sent to Byron McCauley for distribution. Will be distributed on Monday. Sent okay to Ms. Evans at KGRM to air PSA’s.

March 19, 2009

Publicity Activities

Copy of article for College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter reviewed by provost.

March 23, 2009

Publicity Activities

Submitted Article for College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter (Spring 09)

March 23, 2009

Publicity Activities

Director served on Panel for Town Hall Meeting: Making GSU Better Forum, to talk about QEP and answer questions.

March 24, 2009

Meeting of Director and Chair

QEP Chair and the Director met to discuss upcoming meetings with Math Department and select faculty from QEP affected departments. The feasibility of one goal was also discussed. It was agreed that copies of the goal, objectives and measurable student outcomes would be shared with the Dean of the School of Education and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

March 26, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

QEP Team Leader and the Director met with seven members of mathematics faculty including Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz, Endowed Chair of Mathematics and Dr. Brett Sims, Department Head of Mathematics and Computer Science to discuss the development and implementation of the QEP. The mathematics faculty was very supportive of the QEP and discussed several issues important in the development and implementation of the QEP.



March 27, 2009

Meeting with SACS Coordination and Planning Team member

Chair met with SACS Coordination and Planning Team member Dr. Janet Guyden to discuss the structure of the QEP. Dr. Sharma also discussed with Dr. Guyden the overall Goal and the Objectives of the QEP. Dr. Guyden appreciated the idea that the goals are based on the Bloom’s Taxonomy and this will provide students an opportunity to systematically progress from the lowest level to the highest learning. Dr. Guyden mentioned that in her opinion keeping only one goal is fine because it tells that the QEP at GSU is focused and well targeted. Dr. Guyden assured to provide the feedback on Goal and Objectives and requested Dr. Sharma to send a copy of the draft.



March 30, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

QEP Chair and Director met with Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Sean Warner. The purpose of the meeting was to get feedback on QEP Goal and Objectives. Dr. Warner was very impressed with the document, especially the link between it and Bloom’s Taxonomy. He recommended that we start to think about evaluation and evaluation rubrics. He offered his help and the support of the College of Education faculty in the development of the QEP.



Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

March 31, 2009

Meeting with faculty from involved QEP departments.

Four members of the QEP team (Dr. Sharma, Mrs. Young, Dr. Sims, and Dr. Greene) met with 11 faculty members from other departments(four from Biology, one from Chemistry, three from Economics, and three from Physics) to discuss the objective on the Quantitative literacy. The faculty members were very supportive of this objective and agreed that proper implementation of this objective will help students in developing their quantitative skills. The participating members discussed the matrices that were developed for several courses offered in these departments. These matrices provide correspondence between the various mathematics concepts and the concepts taught in these courses. These faculty members were also willing to provide feedback on other objectives of the QEP.



April 1, 2009

Meeting with Provost

Dr. Sharma, Mrs. Young, and Dr. Greene met with Provost to discuss Goal and Objectives and other related issues with the QEP. Provost stated that document had a good foundation and, in principle, agrees with the structure of the QEP as developed. During this meeting the issue was raised about the number of goals. It was tentatively agreed that the Overall Goal can be viewed as the QEP Vision and the objectives may be replaced as goals. Dr. Dixon suggested that a thorough literature search must be made on Best Practices.



April 2, 2009

QEP Literature Review Committee Meeting

The Literature Review Subcommittee met to discuss current research on best practices and avenues to take to acquire more information on math’s integration into more than 40% of the core curriculum.



Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

April 3, 2009

Meeting with faculty from Department of Sociology/Psychology

Dr. Sharma met with Dr. Frances Staten, faculty member in the Department of Sociology/Psychology to develop the matrix for matching math concepts with concepts in Social science 101. Dr. Sharma explained Dr. Staten the importance of implementing the QEP through other courses in addition to the two mathematics courses.

April 6-13, 2009

Refinement on Introduction, Conceptual Framework, Goal and Objectives, and literature and Best Practices

Continued work on various different aspects of the QEP over the Spring Break

April 14, 2009

Publicity

PSA’s are cleared for airing and will start to run immediately

April 14, 2009

Meeting with Ambassadors

QEP Director met with Ambassadors to provide them with new information regarding the QEP.

April 23, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Team meeting : Update on Goals and Objectives, Update on meetings with faculty regarding Quantitative Literacy Objective, Update on Publicity, Status of Student surveys, Analysis of Faculty Surveys, and Update on Literature Review and Best Practices

April 30, 2009

QEP Publicity Subcommittee Meeting

Publicity Committee met to discuss more effective avenues to get the word out about the QEP

May 7, 2009

Meeting with Potential Student QEP Team Members

Director met with Remy Smith-Lewis and Dormeka Johnson to discuss appointment to QEP Team.

May 11, 2009

Meeting with the Provost

Director met with Provost to discuss faculty meeting presentation. Objectives streamlined into 2 goals.

May 12, 2009

QEP Presentation at Faculty Meeting

Director gave power-point presentation to faculty and staff on progress of and what’s going on with the QEP

May 14, 2009

Meeting with Doris Williams-Smith

Gave feedback on goals and objectives.

May 14, 2009

Publicity Sub-Committee Meeting

Discussed Publicity strategy for Academic Year 2009-10. Sent request to Bruce Morgan in IT on QEP logo.

May 15, 2009

Data Analysis Meeting

Dr. Ohene shared analysis of data on various student background variables as compared to RJE results.

May 28, 2009

Meeting with Provost

Director updated provost on publicity activities.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

June 11, 2009

Distribution of Sections of QEP Document

Distributed via e-mail QEP Introduction, Selections of Topic, Vision, Goals and Objectives and Best Practices and Literature Review for Feedback.

June 12, 2009

Meeting with Dr. Janet Guyden, Leadership Committee

Chair and Director received feedback on Goals, Objectives and Measurable Student Learning Outcomes. Made recommendation to have Education Faculty member(s) help with document.

June 19, 2009

Meeting with faculty from the Department of Education

QEP Team met with Dr. Janet Guyden, Patricia Johnson, Gloria Rabon, and Vickie Brown, Faculty members from the College of Education to receive feedback on Goals and Student Learning Outcomes. Revised entire chapter on Goals and Student Learning Outcomes.

June 22, 2009

Meeting with faculty from the Department of Education

QEP Team meeting with Drs. Janet Guyden, Patricia Johnson, Gloria Rabon, and Vickie Brown, faculty from the School of Education, to receive feedback on revised goals and student learning outcomes.

June 23, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Meeting to discuss feedback from School of Education Faculty and revise goals and student learning outcomes.

June 24, 2009

E-mail conversation with Dr. Gloria Rabon, College of Education

Received feedback from Dr. Gloria Rabon specifically regarding how to write goals and student learning outcomes.

July 2, 2009

Meeting with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

QEP Chair met with Dr. Connie Walton, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Walton provided feedback on the revised chapter on the QEP purpose and goals.

July 19-July 22, 2009

SACS Summer Institute at Houston

Drs. Parashu Sharma, Milford Greene, Elizabeth, McMullen and Mrs. Michelle Young attended SACS Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation in Houston. Members of the team attended seminars and plenary sessions that examined educational research on teaching and learning at colleges and universities, identified programs that demonstrated the assessment of student learning outcomes.

July 23, 2009

Attended meeting with Provost@ upcoming visit of SACS VP

Received Itinerary and information about visit of Dr. Silver from SACS.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

July 28, 2009

QEP Publicity Meeting

Members of the QEP Publicity Subcommittee met to discuss publicity activities for the fall 2009 semester.

July 29, 2009

Meeting with Dr. Joseph Silver


Members of the QEP Team met with Dr. Joseph Silver, SACS Vice President, about visit in the Spring. Several concerns came out of meeting: need for an assessment specialist, number of student learning outcomes, assessment of plan, faculty buy-in, and what everyone should know about the QEP during the visit in April.

July 30, 2009

Meeting with the Provost

Members of the QEP Team met with Provost to discuss publicity and to get feedback from meeting with Dr. Silver. Dr. Sims will be our assessment specialist.

August 6, 2009

SGA Opening Session

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young were invited to talk to the SGA Cabinet about the QEP and the progress made in the development of the QEP.

August 7, 2009

E-mail feedback from Dr. Gloria Rabon, College of Education

Dr. Rabon sent specific examples about how to write goals and student learning outcomes.

August 13, 2009

Publicity Subcommittee

Started work on new QEP Newsletter

August 26, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young met to plan QEP activities and strategies for the fall

August 27, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

QEP Team met to discuss goals, objectives and student learning outcomes.

September 1, 2009

QEP Team Monthly Meeting

Update QEP Team members who were not on campus during the summer on the development of the QEP.

September 2, 2009

QEP Publicity Subcommittee Meeting

Members of the Publicity subcommittee started to plan activities for fall.

September 3, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young met to discuss QEP Activity Timeline

September 4, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

QEP Team met to discuss assessment.

September 8, 2009

Meeting with Dr. Leung, Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Leung provided his feedback on three major chapters of the QEP: Purpose, goals, and student learning outcomes; Implementation of the QEP; and the chapter on Assessment.

September 8, 2009

Meeting with QEP Ambassadors

QEP Director and Publicity Chair met with Ambassadors to introduce new Ambassadors to QEP and to update previous Ambassadors on QEP.

September 9, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young met to work on Implementation Timeline.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

September 10, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Members of the QEP Team met to write and discuss the Chapter on Implementation.

September 14, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young met to continue work in the Implementation Chapter.

September 15, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Members of the QEP Team met to review, discuss and make corrections to the QEP document.

September 17, 2009

QEP Team Meetings (2)

Members of the QEP Team met to review, discuss and make corrections to the QEP document.

September 18, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young met to work on Implementation Chapter and Activity Timeline. Job Descriptions were started as well.

September 20, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Members of the QEP Team met to review, discuss and make corrections to the QEP document. Major changes were made to the Best Practices and Implementation chapters.

September 21, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young met to incorporate changes and make additions to the Implementation Chapter.

September 22, 2009

Meeting with QEP Ambassadors

Director met with Ambassadors to update them on QEP.

September 24, 2009

QEP Team Meetings

Members of the QEP Team met to review, discuss and make corrections to the QEP document. Second meeting was held to work on Activity Timeline and Budget.

September 24, 2009

Meeting with Provost

Dr. Sharma met with Dr. Dixon and discussed the entire QEP document as of this date. Dr. Dixon agreed with the ideas included in the implementation chapter such as reduction in class sizes, increasing number of contact hours from four to five. He also concurred with the implementation of the QEP beginning Fall 2011.

September 25, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young met to continue work on Implementation Chapter and references.

September 26, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Members of the QEP Team met to review, discuss and make corrections to the Implementation Chapter of the QEP document.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

September 28, 2009

Meeting with Dr. Kuku, Professor/William S. Claytor Endowed Professor in Mathematics

Dr. Kuku provided feedback on all the chapters and supported the major ideas included in the QEP. His main concern was the availability of the resources and the number of courses taught by mathematics faculty. He suggested that the QEP includes enough resources so that it can be implemented.

September 28, 2009

Meeting with Freshman Class

Mrs. Young attended the Freshman class meeting to provide information on and answer questions concerning the QEP.

October 1, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Members of the QEP Team met to review, discuss and make corrections to Chapter 2 of the QEP document.

October 2, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Members of the QEP Team continue to review, discuss and make corrections to Chapter 2 of the QEP document.

October 6, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Members of the QEP Team met to review, discuss and make corrections to Chapter 3 of the QEP document.

October 7, 2010

Meeting with QEP Ambassadors

QEP Director and Publicity Chair met with Ambassadors to provide update on QEP and discuss publicity.

October 9, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Members of the QEP Team continue to review, discuss and make corrections to Chapter 3 of the QEP document.

October 16, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Members of the QEP Team met to review, discuss and make corrections to Chapter 3 of the QEP Document

October 19, 2009

Publicity Subcommittee Meeting

Members of the Publicity Subcommittee met to discuss Publicity for Homecoming. Want to tie into BET Homecoming Activity

October 20, 2009

Meeting with Dr. Yao, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Yao provided feedback on all the chapters and supported the major ideas included in the QEP.

October 20, 2009

Meeting with Provost

QEP Director met with Dr. Dixon to get approval on Homecoming Publicity Activities. He wants Mr. and Ms. QEP and participation in the parade.

October 21, 2009

Presentation at Sophomore Class Meeting

Mrs. Young and Dr. Greene made presentation on QEP at Sophomore class meeting and answered questions about QEP.

October 22, 2009

QEP Ambassador Meeting

Publicity committee met with QEP Ambassadors to elect Mr. and Ms. QEP and plan activities for Homecoming.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

October 23, 2009

QEP Team Meeting

Members of the QEP Team met to review, discuss and make corrections to Chapter 5 of the QEP Document.

October 26, 2009

Meeting of Director and SGA President

Director and SGA President met to discuss QEP participation in Homecoming.

October 29, 2009

QEP Ambassador Meeting

Publicity Team members met with Ambassadors to finalize plans for Homecoming.

October 30, 2009

QEP Team and Ambassadors

Had Table at Black College Activities event to distribute information on and answer questions about the QEP. Held math contest to raffle prizes.

October 31, 2009

Mr. and Ms. QEP

Mr. and MS. QEP participated in Homecoming Activities and Parade.

November 5, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Made major cuts and additions to Chapter 4 (Literature Review).

November 9, 2009

Director met with Universities Web Master

Mrs. Young met with The University’s Web Master to discuss QEP Activities and to have him photograph QEP paraphernalia.

November 10, 2009

QEP Ambassador Meeting

Dr. Greene and Mrs. Young met with QEP Ambassadors to debrief after Homecoming Activities and to discuss activities for the Spring.

November 13, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young met to review compiled documents and discuss format and references.

November 17, 2009

Meeting with Vanessa Littleton, Director of Public Relations

Publicity Committee Chair and Director met with new Publications Director to talk about publicity.

November 19, 2009

Meeting with Dr. Stacy Duhon, VP Student Affairs and Coach Ponton

Publicity Committee Chair and Director to get a calendar of campus activities to plan for publicity.

December 1, 2009

Meeting with QEP Ambassadors

Meeting with Director and QEP Ambassadors to provide update on QEP and plan publicity activities for second semester

December 2, 2009

Visit to Mathematics Laboratory at University of Louisiana at Monroe

QEP Chair, Director and Head of the Chemistry Department met with Chair and members of the faculty of the Mathematics and Physics Department at ULM to see and find out more about their mathematics laboratory.

November 18, 2009

Shared QEP Document with University of Louisiana Systems Staff

Grambling QEP document was shared with Dr. Brad O’Hara, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Louisiana System.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

December 9, 2009

QEP Committee Meeting

Members of the QEP Team met to review Chapter 4.

December 10, 2009

QEP Publicity Subcommittee Lunch

Members of the QEP Publicity and Subcommittee and QEP Ambassadors had lunch at Ponchatoulas.

December 16, 2009

QEP Team meeting with Provost

Members of the QEP Team met with the provost, Dr. Robert Dixon, to provide update on the QEP and receive feedback.

December 17, 2009

Meeting of Chair and Director

QEP Chair and Director met to work on QEP References

January 4, 5 &6, 2010

Work on References

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young worked on the QEP References and the QEP Reference Chapter. Organized Reference Notebooks and Electronic copies of documents for embedded links.

January 12 & 13, 2010

External Consultant/Cathy Kassab

QEP Team met with External Consultant Cathy Kassab of By the Numbers to get feedback on entire QEP Document and extensive feedback on Assessment Chapter

January 14, 2010

Meeting with Dr. Dixon

Dr. Dixon provided the feedback on the Introduction chapter, goals, and student learning outcomes of the QEP.

January 14, 2010

Meeting with QEP Ambassadors

QEP Director and Publicity Chair met with QEP Ambassadors to update them on QEP and prepare for SGA Welcome Back Reception.

January 15, 2010

SGA Executive Retreat

Dr. Sharma and Mrs. Young made a presentation at SGA Executive retreat on the QEP document and the SACS visit in April.

January 15, 2010

Meeting with Vanessa Littleton and Pat Arnold

Director met with Media Relations Director, Vanessa Littleton and External Marketing Consultant, Pat to discuss Marketing plans for the University and QEP.

January 18, 2010

Meeting with QEP Ambassadors

QEP Director and Publicity Chair met with QEP Ambassadors to update them on the QEP and to plan for SGA Welcome Back Reception scheduled for January 20, 2010.

January 19, 2010

Meeting with Webmaster & Associate VP for Information Technology

The QEP Director and Chair met with Webmaster, Bruce Morgan and Associate VP for Information Technology, Mr. Winfred Jones to discuss the uploading the QEP document and the embedding of references.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

January 20, 2010

Phone conversation with new Interim Provost

QEP Director had phone conversation with new Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Connie Walton to discuss QEP and answer questions.

January 20, 2010

Meeting with Dr. Leung

Dr. Frank Ohene met with Dr. Leung, faculty member in Biological Science to discuss the reports on the analysis of faculty and student surveys. Dr. Leung provided feedback on two reports.

January 20, 2010

Review of External Consultant Recommendations

QEP Chair and Director met to discuss and incorporated recommendations and suggestions of external consultant, Dr. Kassab.

January 20, 2010

SGA Welcome Back “Midnight Breakfast” Reception

The SGA hosted a Welcome Back “Midnight Breakfast” Reception in the cafeteria from 10:00 p.m. until 12 midnight. QEP Team Members and Ambassadors distributed information on and answered question about the QEP. Paraphernalia was distributed as well.

January 21, 2010

Grambling Community Meeting

Interim President, Dr. Frank Pogue, held Grambling Community meeting. The fifth edition of the QEP newsletter was distributed and Dr. Pogue made mention of the QEP and the QEP topic as well as other accreditation visits.

January 22, 2010

Meeting with Vice President for Finance

The QEP Chair and Director met with GSU Vice President for Finance, Mr. Daarel Burnette to discuss QEP budget. Mr. Burnette suggested the addition of “SMART” classrooms and a mathematics computer laboratory to the QEP document and budget.

January 22, 2010

Meeting with Director of Nursing

The QEP Chair and Director met with Dr. Afua Ahrin, Director of Nursing at GSU to get more information of “SMART” classrooms. The School of Nursing added three SMART classrooms the previous school year.

January 23, 2010

Meeting with Associate Vice President for Information Technology

The QEP Chair and Director met with Mr. Winfred Jones, Associate VP for Information Technology to discuss proposed mathematics laboratory and “SMART” classrooms. Mr. Jones will be writing a Title III proposal that will support these endeavors.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

January 25 -28, 2010

Review of QEP Document

QEP Team members as a group review the QEP document Chapters 2 thru 6. Did not review Chapter 7 due to modifications that will be made from recommendations suggested by external consultant, Dr. Kassab.


January 26, 2010

Conference Call with SACS Vice President

The Chair and Director met with the Provost and the VP for Institutional Research for conference call with SACS Vice President, Dr. Jack Allen. We were informed that all documents are due 4 weeks before the visit. Which puts us at March 9th.


January 28, 2010

Meeting with entire mathematics faculty

The QEP Chair gave an update of the QEP to the entire mathematics faculty. Dr. Sharma specifically informed them about the goals, student learning outcomes, and the pedagogical methods that will be used to implement the QEP. The faculty provided full support for the implementation of the QEP. The faculty also discussed about the possibility of creating a new laboratory specifically dedicated to mathematics courses.


February 1, 2010

Meeting of Chair and Director

QEP Chair and Director met to plan QEP activities for the week.


February 3, 2010

Review of Chapter 7 Assessment

After incorporation of recommendations by external consultant, Dr. Kassab, the QEP Team reviewed Assessment Chapter.

February 4, 2010

Meeting of Chair and Director

QEP Chair and Director met to discuss QEP to-do-list and review embedded links for completeness and accuracy.

February 4, 2010

Meeting with Pat Arnold, external marketing consultant for GSU

The QEP Director met with Ms. Pat Arnold, external marketing consultant for GSU, to discuss QEP publicity activities for feedback and recommendations. Ms. Arnold requested copies of all newsletters for review and will follow-up with Director

February 5, 2010

Review of Chapter 7 Assessment

After incorporation of recommendations by external consultant, Dr. Kassab, the QEP Team continued review of Assessment Chapter.

Date

QEP Activity

Content Summary

February 5, 2010

Meeting with external consultant, Dr. Jo Ann Dauzat, LA Tech University

QEP Chair and Director met with External consultant to get feedback on QEP document, specifically Assessment Chapter. Recommendations included reducing number of courses and spreading out implementation of the QEP as well as including specific statements about alignment of SLOs with assessment instruments and the assessment process.

February 9, 2010

Meeting with Mathematics Department Head

The QEP Chair met with Mathematics Department Head, Dr. Frederick Semwogerere, to discuss revision of course syllabi for MATH 147 and MATH 148.

February 9, 2010

Meeting with Student QEP Team members

Meeting with Student Team members to provide update on QEP and discuss proposed ideas for publicity plan.

February 9, 2010

Meeting with QEP Ambassadors

Meeting with Ambassadors to provide QEP update and work on publicity plan.

February 10, 2010

QEP Document

Work on QEP Job Descriptions, The Chronology Timeline and QEP References completed.


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