SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation and QEP Development Timeline

May 9-11, 2010

SACS Reaffirmation Symposium attended by representatives from each college and academic unit.

August 8, 2010

Campus Forum on SACS Reaffirmation and the QEP

October 26, 2010

Campus Forum to officially launch reaffirmation process and explain the role of campus constituencies in the selection of the QEP theme

November 16, 2010

Campus Forum on QEP Topic Selection; 8 possible themes/topics identified. 

November 19, 2010

Each potential topic/theme is assigned to an author with expertise or interest in that specific area.  The author is responsible for drafting and developing a prospectus which would be shared with the campus community during spring semester and used as the basis for topic selection

January 25, 2011

Final theme prospectuses posted on web

January 31, 2011

Reaffirmation and QEP development process discussed with Student Government Association

February 3, 2011

Authors of prospectuses for potential themes present them at Faculty Senate meeting

February 9, 2011

Dr. Mark Shanley, Vice President for Student Affairs, receives briefing on the role of his division in QEP development

February 15, 2011

Campus forum at which authors of prospectuses present them.  Attendees are asked to submit comments and recommendations to a specially created sacs@radford.edu email address

February 17, 2011

President Kyle and her cabinet are briefed on QEP progress

February 17, 2011

Faculty Senate becomes a “Committee of the Whole” to discuss and rank-order its top three QEP theme recommendations

February 18, 2011

Reaffirmation and QEP development process discussed with Student Media Committee

February 22, 2011

Reaffirmation and QEP development process discussed with Intercollegiate Athletics Staff

February 23, 2011

Reaffirmation and QEP development process discussed with Residence Hall Association

March 4, 2011

Deadline for submission of feedback to QEP Leadership Team

March 14, 2011

QEP Leadership Team meets to assess input and determine a final QEP recommendation

March 15, 2011

“Citizen Scholar” recommendation sent to President Kyle

March 31, 2011

Representatives of QEP Leadership Team meet with President Kyle and her cabinet to discuss the recommended theme.  It is endorsed by acclamation.

March 31, 2011

Announcement to campus of adoption of Citizen Scholar theme

April 20, 2011

Membership of QEP-Writing Team finalized

May 6, 2011

First meeting of QEP-Writing Team

June 8 and 28, 2011

Focus Groups with Orientation Assistants

June and July 2011

Focus Groups with College Academic Leadership Teams

August 24, 2011

QEP Progress discussed with entire Academic Affairs Leadership Team

August 24, 2011

Tag phrase--“Scholar-Citizen: Create. Connect. Contribute.”--adopted

September 12, 2011

Certificate of Compliance submitted to SACS

September 13, 2011

Graphic design students consulted for QEP logo design

September 15, 2011

Report to Faculty Senate and to BOV

September 22, 2011

Focus Discussions with Faculty Senate Sub-Committees

September 29, 2011

Report to AP Senate

October 2011

Advisory Group constituted

October 13, 2011

Update to the Faculty Senate; QEP website goes live; Focus Group with faculty and students involved in experiential learning and collaborative research

October 17, 2011

Scholar-Citizen Student Learning Outcomes voted upon and approved by Writing Team. 

October 18, 2011

Logos presented to President Kyle for approval  

Mid-October, 2011

Identification of QEP Lead Evaluator and submission of name to SACS

October 21, 2011

Consultation with budget office;  first complete draft of implementation plan due

October 26, 2011

Report to the CHBS Chairs

November 1, 2011

Campus Forum on the QEP, 3:30, Location TBA

Early November, 2011

Update to Senate and BOV

Mid-November 2011

RU receives feedback re: Certification of Compliance from SACS Off-Site Review Committee

December 7, 2011

Campus Forum on the QEP, 3:00 p.m., location TBA

December 15, 2011

Rough draft of QEP complete

December 2011- January 2012

Revision of  QEP underway

February 1, 2012

Focused Report and final draft of QEP are due to SACS

March 27-29, 2012

SACS On-Site Review
April 6, 2012 Launch Team convened; subcommittees begin their work
May 7, 2012 Consultants Peter Dollittle and Eddie Watson discuss e-portfolio models and strategies with Scholar-Citizen Launch Team and members of the Advisory Council
May 8, 2012 Presentation during May Our Turn: “After SACS"
May 9, 2012 Faculty piloting courses in fall 2012 meet and give recommendations to the Launch Curriculum Committee regarding guides and materials required by faculty developing courses and/or S-C projects.  The teaching faculty continue to meet throughout the summer and to consult with the Curriculum Committee electronically    
August 13, 2012 Presentation to New Faculty
August 15, 2012 Scholar-Citizen Launch Lunch
August 29, 2012 Submission of RU response to on-site committee's recommendations
December 2012 Attendance at SACS Conference