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Finding the Next Big Thing: UH’s Quality Enhancement Plan August 24, 2016

Dear University of Houston Faculty, Staff, and Students:

At the University of Houston, the academic success of our students is the institution’s highest priority. Upon graduation, our students will join a workforce and society that is growing increasingly complex, diverse and global, requiring of them higher levels of intellectual skill and cultural awareness than at any time in the past.  We must ensure that they are prepared to meet these challenges.  

To that end, the University of Houston will develop a five-year Quality Enhancement Plan to improve student learning, as part of the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Our Quality Enhancement Plan will be a carefully designed course of action that enhances undergraduate student learning within the framework of the university’s mission and goals.

As a first step in this process, we are asking you to help identify the focus of our Quality Enhancement Plan by proposing a topic in the form of a brief, two-page proposal.  The topic selected will guide the development of a plan to significantly improve student learning at the University of Houston.

I encourage you, ideally in collaboration with a few colleagues, to submit a topic proposal. To assist you, we have established a QEP web site that provides detailed information about our expectations for the QEP and describes the topic selection process.   Please use the following links to review the proposal guidelines and submit an idea that could transform our institution.
Submit a Proposal

The deadline for the submission of a proposal is October 10, 2016. For any questions, please contact Dr. Miguel Ramos, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment and Accreditation at

Warm regards,

Paula Myrick Short