The QEP Method of Assessment:
- Student artifacts are collected and assessed by faculty scoring panels under the guidance of the QEP Director.
- Coding of student work will include course details and selected student demographics (gender, ethnicity, Pell-eligibility, first generation, and transfer).
- Each artifact is scored by two faculty members, and any discrepancies will be discussed to reach a mutual understanding.
- Faculty scoring panels convene on a semesterly basis and results will be reviewed and analyzed at the end of each academic year.
The QEP dashboard aims to enhance the understanding of student achievement in relations to The University of Texas at Tyler's QEP student learning outcomes (SLOs). By consolidating institutional data and student success, this centralized dashboard fills an important void. It would serve as a valuable tool to identify and tackle disparities in student performance. It provides accessible information that enables programs to make informed decisions about student learning based on real-time data. The dashboard is designed to align with UT Tyler's strategic plan, mission, and values. The dashboard enhances the QEP process by presenting disaggregated and visually appealing data on student achievement of QEP SLOs. By closely integrating the QEP with the University's strategic plan, mission, and values, our objective is to support faculty and administration in addressing the disparities within our diverse student population.
To ensure we selected revealing demographic metrics, we have researched different organizations (National College Attainment, College Board, Trellis Company, and Texas Higher Education). According to their data, the FAFSA completion rate for East Texas averages 54% and 55% for the Gulf Coast region, which includes Houston, and 30% of students are Pell recipients in Texas. We discovered that those trends do not apply to UT Tyler. 79.1% of students applied to FAFSA, and 44.68% ever received Pell.