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Quality Enhancement Plan


Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Shaping Resilient Stingrays

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In a bold step toward fostering academic excellence and student success, South University is set to launch the five-year Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accreditation Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) in March 2024. Aptly titled "Shaping Resilient Stingrays," this comprehensive initiative reflects our unwavering commitment to providing an environment conducive to robust student learning.

The core essence of “Shaping Resilient Stingrays” is rooted in our dedication to nurturing academic flourishing despite the inevitable challenges that students may face. The overarching objective is to empower students to overcome adversities and achieve outstanding academic outcomes through the cultivation of resilience. This is achieved by promoting essential elements such as self-care, purpose, mindfulness, positive relationships, and self-awareness.

Noteworthy is the collaborative effort invested in the creation of the QEP. Over the years, students, faculty, staff, and administrators have contributed valuable input and support, shaping a program that reflects the collective commitment to student success.

The implementation of “Shaping Resilient Stingrays” will be a multifaceted approach, incorporating both online and on-campus marketing initiatives. Resiliency concepts will be seamlessly integrated into UVC1000 and HUM1200 first-year courses and beyond, providing students with practical tools to navigate challenges effectively. Workshops focused on building resilience, and expert guest speakers sharing best practices, will be other highlights of the program.

As part of the engaging and dynamic approach, the initiative will include fun contests aimed at enhancing resilience, alongside an array of resiliency-themed merchandise.
Through these initiatives, we aim not only to meet accreditation standards through SACSCOC, but to create a thriving academic community where resilience becomes an integral part of the student experience.

With the launch of “Shaping Resilient Stingrays,” our institution takes a monumental step towards shaping resilient, successful individuals who are well-prepared to thrive academically and beyond. This initiative underscores our commitment to providing a transformative educational experience that prepares students for the challenges of the future.

Stay tuned for updates as we embark on this exciting journey together.