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SFA seeks community input on improving student learning

October 7, 2009 - Kayli Steger

Stephen F. Austin State University is seeking thoughts and opinions from the surrounding community to implement a plan to enhance student learning.

A steering committee will choose a topic, based on input from the SFA community, for the Quality Enhancement Plan, a carefully designed, focused course of action to improve the quality of the collegiate experience for students and increase the value of an SFA degree.

As a requirement for reaccreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the QEP will help establish a broad-based initiative to enhance student learning and academics. The development of this plan launches a process that establishes creative, engaging and meaningful learning experiences for students.

"Maintaining regional accreditation is directly related to SFA's continuous improvement as an institution of higher education," said Dr. James Standley, coordinator of institutional accreditation. "The Quality Enhancement Plan also provides SFA with an opportunity to showcase its decades of impressive successes."

The support and participation of the institutional community is crucial, and may significantly transform the quality of student learning outcomes, he said. Students, staff, faculty and community members are encouraged to express their thoughts and opinions about ways to enhance student learning through an online suggestion box at www.sfasu.edu/iao/qep or to contact the Institutional Accreditation Office at (936) 468-2772.