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QEP Resources: QEP Resources

This library guide is designed to provide information to support the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) which is focused on problem-solving skills. Below, you will find information about the QEP learning outcomes, along with three sample QEP classroom assessm

Online Workshop

QEP Module: What you need to know...                                                                                                                                                                This short course will outline our QEP and discuss how you can get started with Let's Solve It:  Problem-Solving Skills for Life, our student-learning project. Email Dr. Dana Calland to receive a for performance review purposes once you have completed the module.

Getting started: Am I Job Ready?

MCTC Quality Enhancement Plan

MCTC QEP:  Let’s Solve It: Problem-solving Skills for Life

Goal:   MCTC will provide the instruction and resources to increase the student capacity for work-place success by improving problem-solving and reasoned decision-making skills.

Who is Involved:       We all have a part!

  • Discuss with students and community members that MCTC is working to prepare stronger graduates who will be stronger employees.
  • Be positive about our efforts.
  • Faculty will participate by incorporating problem-solving activities in classes and supporting pre and post testing efforts in key courses—FYE 105, ENG 101, ENG 102, STA 220 and technical program capstone courses.


Student Learning Outcomes:


   MCTC students will improve problem solving skills     by learning to:

  1. Examine the evidence
  2. Define the problem
  3. Identify strategies
  4. Analyze potential solutions
  5. Implement the solution
  6. Reflect on the outcome

   Critical-thinking Assessment Test (CAT)

Pre-test scores reported from ENG 101

Posttest scores reported from:

  • ENG 102
  • STA 220
  • Technical program capstone courses


    MCTC students will improve employability skills of      students enrolled in FYE 105 and other                          appropriate classes through improved                            problem solving skills.

    Am I Job Ready – KCTCS Soft Skills program

    Scores reported from each module:

  • Analytical Problem Solving
  • Coping with Pressure
  • Initiative
  • Planning and Organization

     MCTC students will increase the capacity for work-       place success by improving problem solving and         reasoned decision making skills.


    Classroom Problem-solving Assignments Results reported in        department annual unit plans


     Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)           student responses – Questions:


     Exit survey data—Overall Problem Solving Skill Level

  • Baseline data collected Fall 2018




Program Outcome:


    MCTC will provide professional development                workshops for faculty to implement problem                  solving strategies.

    List provided workshops & attendees

    Workshop evaluations

    MCTC faculty will document formative                              assessments of problem-solving activities into            the classroom.

    Number of faculty who report rubric scores as reported in                  annual unit plans beginning 2018 – 2019


    Number of Unit plans reporting formative assessments of                rubric scores and student reports from template.