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Quality Enhancement Plan 2022

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is the component of the accreditation process that reflects and affirms the commitment of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to the enhancement of the quality of higher education and to the proposition that student learning is at the heart of the mission of all institutions of higher learning.

The University of Houston-Clear Lake's 2022 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Quality Enhancement Plan: Becoming Aware, Cultural Interactions at UHCL, seeks to prepare students to thrive in an increasingly diverse global environment where the ability to adapt and be engaging, while appreciating diversity in all forms, represent marketable skills that will prepare students for whatever the future may hold. The QEP complements our strategic plan as it is learner-focused, embraces diversity, creates a service culture, and fosters adaptability.

QEP Steering Committee


The QEP Steering Committee is composed of four subcommittees that oversee the development and refinement of the QEP topic through collaboration with university stakeholders and that address the required criteria:

  1. Needs Assessment Subcommittee - Includes a process identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment
  2. Assessment Subcommittee -Focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution. Identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement.
  3. Implementation Subcommittee - Demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP.
  4. Marketing and Promotion Subcommittee - Includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP.

QEP Steering Committee Members

  • Kathryn Matthew, Co-chair
  • Renee Lastrapes, Co-chair

Needs Assessment Subcommittee

  • Randy Seevers, Chair, College of Education
  • Caron Park, Formerly Office of the Provost
  • Ashton Hibbits, Formerly Office of Administration and Finance
  • Cassandra Heslep, Office of Strategic Enrollment Management
  • Martha Hood, University Staff Association
  • Kelly Wainscott, Student - COE
  • Chris McDavid, Community Representative
  • Beth Lewis, UHCL at Pearland
  • Bianca Schonberg, International Student Services

Assessment Committee

  • Soma Datta, Chair, College of Science and Engineering
  • Neha Singh, Student - CSE
  • Michelle Lane, Director Assessment & Accreditation, COE
  • Karen Elliott, Office of Planning and Assessment
  • Renee Lastrapes, Faculty Fellow, Co-chair
  • Mary Ramos, Student Success & Initiatives

Implementation Subcommittee

  • Anna Klyueva, Chair, College of Human Sciences and Humanities
  • Desi Rios, HSH Faculty Member (subject-matter expert)
  • Matthew Perry, Office of Student Affairs/Student Housing and Residential Life
  • Nancy Devino, Formerly Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Rob Bartsch, Center for Faculty Development
  • Tanya Djavadzadeh, Student - HSH
  • Eric Despard, Advancement Office
  • Butch Herod, Diplomacy Institute

Marketing and Promotion Subcommittee

  • Troy Voelker, Chair, College of Business
  • Veronica Ortiz, Staff, Center for Faculty Development
  • Andrea Alvarado, Student - COB
  • Suzette McDowell, UHCL Alumni
  • Dwayne Busby, Formerly Strategic Partnerships