What is the QEP?
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a requirement for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The plan is developed with broad-based involvement from faculty, students, and staff and must focus on student learning or the student learning environment. The QEP process began in 2014 at UT Health and has culminated in a plan to enhance interprofessional education for students.
What is Interprofessional Education?
The World Health Organizations definition of interprofessional education: When two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care. This can happen in the classroom and in workplace environments where students gain applicable and practical experience.
How can YOU be involved through LINC?
- Participate in the IPE council and IPE
- Advisory Group – two groups who will help steer LINC
- Apply for grants and develop resources through the Incubator
- Submit oppertunities to the Database Work to implement IPE within your course of study
- Visit Quality Enhancement Plan for more information
What will LINC provide over a five year period?
- An IPE incubator, where faculty and students can work together to develop IPE activities
- An IPE Symposium, which will sponsor events focused on interprofessional collaboration
- A database of IPE activities, which will allow students to easily find interprofessional opportunities outside their own course of study
- Resources for IPE teaching and learning