Quality Enhancement Plan 2024 Overview

Core Skills for Success: Preparing Graduates for Life-Long Achievement

The goal of The W’s Quality Enhancement Plan for 2024 is to support student success by promoting professional development and career readiness through curricular and co-curricular programming and by helping students develop and demonstrate career-readiness competencies appropriate to their field.

Executive Summary

Core Skills for Success: Preparing Graduates for Life-Long Achievement

The goal of Mississippi University for Women’s Quality Enhancement Plan is “to support student success by promoting professional development and career readiness through curricular and co-curricular programming and by helping students develop and demonstrate career-readiness competencies appropriate to their field.” The QEP Goal will focus on three outcomes: 1) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of career readiness competencies appropriate to their academic disciplines and to their career goals; 2) Students will have the opportunity to engage in high impact experiences, such as internships, experiential learning, research experiences, applied learning, and service learning, that promote their professional goals and develop their career-readiness competencies; 3) Students will be able to effectively communicate their discipline-specific career-readiness competencies.

The QEP topic was identified through the university’s ongoing planning and evaluation process and addresses specific goals that were developed in the university’s comprehensive strategic planning process:

A QEP Team was formed with representatives from across the campus to oversee a broad-based proposal and selection process. After the topic was selected, a QEP Committee was formed to refine the topic and to develop an implementation plan that would provide the best means of achieving and assessing the goals and meeting the needs of the diverse student population that the university serves. The QEP Committee completed the QEP document after collecting broad-based feedback from in-person and Zoom listening sessions, from surveys of students and academic programs, and from a comprehensive review of relevant career-readiness literature.

The QEP will be implemented through university-wide cooperative efforts involving the areas of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Career Services. The implementation plan includes establishing new initiatives, as well as expanding and strengthening current programs and operations, to achieve the goals. The university has committed adequate personnel, facilities, and financial resources to ensure that the goals of the QEP are achieved and that the successful elements of the QEP are sustainable beyond the QEP’s end date. The QEP includes a timeline for implementation of initiatives, and an assessment plan that provides qualitative and quantitative, incremental and final, assessment measures.


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