What people are saying about this webinar...

"It was excellent. I picked up several great ideas that may make the process of moving from the first phase of our QEP... to the next phase... which will require broader faculty buy-in."

"I am taking away several great ideas: asking questions about pain and hopes to solicit ideas from faculty, piloting testing the rubric to be sure it would work across disciplines, and scoring student artifacts collaboratively with time for calibration and discussion."

"The information shared was very good and well organized."


About the Webinar:

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an initiative that impacts student learning. The key to improving student learning is meaningful faculty engagement, so institutions must find ways to sustain faculty involvement throughout the QEP process. In this webinar, Dr. Tisha M. Paredes of Old Dominion University discusses how to engage faculty in the QEP during the planning stages, as well as how to sustain faculty enthusiasm beyond the first year. 

Beyond the development and implementation, institutions must also assess the QEP and gather meaningful data. This workshop will use one institution’s QEP, now in its fourth year, to explore approaches on how to engage faculty in the planning, implementation and assessment stages of the QEP.

About our Guest Presenter:


Dr. Tisha M. Paredes
Dr. Tisha M. Paredes is the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Old Dominion University. Prior to accepting this position in 2015, she started in 2005 as a Graduate Assistant in Institutional Research and Assessment. Since then Tisha has served as the office’s Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, and Director of Assessment.

She works closely with University faculty and staff in creating assessment plans and reports for their programs and services, monitoring SACSCOC standards, and overseeing institutional effectiveness activities across the University

Tisha has presented workshops and consulted on topics including academic and administrative assessment, QEP development and assessment, general education assessment, and building an infrastructure to sustain effectiveness efforts. Her research focuses on assessment of first-year student success and she has a book coming out in spring 2018 on how to conduct focus groups.