Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Quality Enhancement  Plan (QEP)? 

Florida Atlantic University is currently undergoing a reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). As part of this process, a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a required component of the reaccreditation process for SACS. The QEP is a plan designed to improve student learning based on institutional assessment, and to accomplish the mission of the institution. 

What is FAU’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)? 

FAU's QEP: Education Reimagined: Engaging Students through Peer-Assisted Learning, will invest in and support student-centered education by including student to student and faculty to student collaboration, guided by the principles of the Learning Assistant (LA) Program Model.   

What is the Learning Assistant Program? 

The LA Program helps faculty transform their classrooms from passive learning environments (listening, taking notes) to active, engaging environments. Students have opportunities to apply what they are learning in class and work with trained peers to ensure content understanding before anyone leaves the lecture hall.

How does the LA program differ from support services we already have?

The LA program is embedded into the course! Faculty and student leaders work toward redesigning the course to ensure the learning takes place during class time. Every student in the class participates in the LA program as it is embedded in the course during scheduled class time. No additional participation is required- just attend the class!