Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) | MCTC

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

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

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


Exit survey data—Overall Problem Solving Skill Level

  • Baseline data collected Fall 2018



Program Outcomes:


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.

MCTC will communicate results.



Distribution of annual QEP report.

Results discussed at:

·       Faculty and Staff In-service

·       Academic unit meetings

·       Assessment meetings