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Please feel free to share any additional comments regarding the QEP process.
#Response DateResponse Text
1Apr 19, 2013 9:42 AMThe QEP is only important because SACS says it’s important; it has no intrinsic utility. It is not a magic bullet or cure-all. Faculty must realize that academic excellence does not depend on a particular document or an accrediting agency; that potential lies within each and every one of our talented and hardworking faculty members. We should all strive to make LSUA the university of choice in central Louisiana because it’s the right thing to do, not because SACS compels us to do so. If we put the students first everything else will fall into place.
2Apr 18, 2013 4:39 AMappreciate the opporunity
3Apr 15, 2013 12:11 PMPay adjuncts more in order to retain or attract high quality part-time faculty.
4Apr 15, 2013 11:31 AMMoral is low among faculty so prehaps a raise will help because most faculty are going above and beyond for the student benefits but yet instead of being appreciated for the efforts, we just have more and more of other peoples responsibilites to absorb and to do on top of our already heavy load.
5Mar 24, 2013 4:42 PMThanks for the opportunity for input.
6Mar 19, 2013 6:38 AMI think a motto for QEP might be Ask What, Ask Why, Ask How.
7Mar 16, 2013 11:15 AMnone
8Mar 14, 2013 12:43 PM.....
9Mar 14, 2013 11:45 AMI'm hoping this QEP will bring our campus together. The division, apathy and moral is deplorable. Makes me sad. The kick-off was a great start...hope we can keep the momentum!
10Mar 14, 2013 9:41 AMMaybe not quite QEP: I was told that we do use Google and Facbook ads to target students, but I don't know to what extent this happens. I hope we don't just target certain Highschools and Community Colleges in Louisian and Texas, but do it much more broadly, from Texas to California. This may not be feasible, however.
11Mar 14, 2013 8:31 AMI have one comment about the survey. On the first page you ask how important I think QEP is. Well, that question can't really be answered until we know what the QEP will focus on. It is possible to choose a poor QEP in which case the QEP will not be important. So I suggest you interpret that question to mean how important CAN the QEP be. The QEP can be very important, but only if those involved take the time to make it relevant.
12Mar 14, 2013 7:38 AMFaculty involvement is ESSENTIAL in all stages of the QEP process. This doesn't necessarily mean that all faculty members be required to participate or contribute to the QEP. However, all faculty should be REPRESENTED by the faculty senate and dept chairs. Faculty governance must be more than just a slogan on this campus. Dr. Coreil needs to go on a "listening tour" by visiting every departmental meeting.
13Mar 14, 2013 7:32 AMa possible QEP topic: "Growing the Enrollment" Without enrollment growth we will not be able to survive, much less improve student learning.
14Mar 14, 2013 6:55 AMIt is hard to be optimistic about this. The Governor perhaps thinks he has the good of the state at heart but I have been watching the dismantling of higher ed in a state where too few people are educated and where the educated are often viewed with disdain because they (in general and as a group) tend to support more progressive programs.
15Mar 13, 2013 10:20 AMI like how input has been promised and I think it is essential. If comments are not forthcoming I think some round table discussions with some focus groups are in order to really get people talking. Sometimes I think we don't have something to say until the conversation starts and then the ideas come out.
16Mar 13, 2013 9:10 AMI do not believe that the QEP process should translate into additional busy work for faculty (i.e. submitting mid-term grades, non-attendance forms, etc.) that are shift the burden for student success to faculty. The academic shortcomings that I have seen over the 8 years that I have been at LSUA are not faculty problems. I have been at several large state universities as either student or graduate assistant, and I know that LSUA goes above and beyond any university in my experience to insure student success.
17Mar 13, 2013 8:22 AMLearn from the mistakes of the last QEP, and don't repeat them.
18Mar 12, 2013 2:34 PMAs faculty, we frequently have input in student learning on various committees; HOWEVER, nothing ever comes of many new ideas brought forth in the committees due to an overwhleming number of faculty who are resistant to change. I feel that this process needs to change or student learning on LSUA's campus is never going to change. We will just discuss student learning with no significant action. Thanks for including the faculty's input!!
19Mar 12, 2013 2:23 PMI also think small desks and crowded classrooms reduce learning.
20Mar 12, 2013 1:51 PMIt would be good to look at current data and let faculty know if any issues regarding student learning have already been identified.
21Mar 12, 2013 1:46 PMMany thanks to Cathy & Mary for leading us in this endeavor.
22Mar 12, 2013 1:46 PMI appreciate your interest in getting input from as many constituencies as possible. It should make it easier to engage people with the QEP once it has been adopted.