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2016-2017 QEP Committee Descriptions and Members

There are six committees that assist with the implementation of the QEP at Austin Peay State University. The committees are comprised of faculty, staff and student representatives from across campus. Committee charges and members for the 2016-2017 academic year can be found below. 

QEP Executive Leadership Team

The QEP Executive Leadership Team is responsible for high-level directional changes to the Quality Enhancement Plan including, but not limited to, strategic plan initiatives connected to the QEP, overall QEP funding and guidelines, and tracking and assessment mechanisms. The team will seek and/or review recommendations from the Steering Committee. 

Rex Gandy

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Sherryl Byrd

Vice President of Student Affairs

Lynne Crosby

Vice Provost/Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ashlee Spearman              

QEP Director

Tucker Brown

Faculty Senate President


QEP Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is responsible for shaping the direction, priorities, and ensuring the implementation of the Quality Enhancement Plan. The committee is also responsible for periodic reporting of the year-end review administered to faculty and staff.

Ashlee Spearman (chair)

QEP Director

Joe Mills

Asst. VP of Student Affairs, Director of Residence Life and Dining

Rodney Mills

Associate Professor, Agriculture

Ellen Smyth

Instructor, Mathematics

Barbara Peterson

Associate Professor, Educational Specialties

Christina Chester-Fangman        

Associate Professor, Library Administration

Stephen Dominy

Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Tracy Nichols

Instructor, Communication

Tammy Bryant

Director of Student Affairs Program and Assessment

Melissa Hunter

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Lynne Crosby

Assistant Provost/Assistant VP for Academic Affairs

Jeff Thompson

Assistant Professor, Social Work

Marissa Chandler

Director of Study Abroad and International Exchange

Dominic Critchlow

Student Representative

Laura Nichols

Student Representative

 


QEP Funding Committee

The QEP Funding Committee is responsible for working in conjunction with the QEP Director to establish the funding criteria, developing an evaluation rubric, determining professional development award amounts, and selecting recipients of the funding allocations.

Joe Mills (co-chair)

Assistant VP of Student Affairs, Director of Residence Life and Dining Services

Rodney Mills (co-chair)  

Associate Professor, Agriculture

Victoria McCarthy

Chair/Associate Professor, Management, Marketing and General Business

Marsha Lyle-Gonga

Chair/Associate Professor, Political Science

Tracy Comer

Assistant Director of Admissions

Jackie Struckmeyer

Controller

Pam Gray

Chair/Professor, Communication

Brandi Clements

Executive Director of Research and Sponsored Programs

Jessica Hatz

Associate Professor, Psychology

Anthony Sanders

Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning

Ashley Love

Student Representative

Cinthya Rodriguez

Student Representative

Ashlee Spearman (adviser)   

QEP Director

 


QEP Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee is responsible for the development of the assessment tools, benchmarks, and student learning outcomes of the QEP. They also assist with planning the assessment mechanism for reporting learning opportunities data each year, as well as the Annual Year-End Review and SACSCOC QEP Impact Report. 

Ellen Smyth (co-chair)

Instructor, Mathematics

Ashlee Spearman (co-chair) 

QEP Director

Benita Bruster

Chair/Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning

Susan Cockrell

Associate Dean of the College of Business/Assistant Professor, Accounting, Finance and Economics

Michael Gruszczynski

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Melissa Hunter

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Tammy Bryant

Director of Student Affairs Programs and Assessment

Alexandra Wills

Director of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

John Nicholson

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Information Technology

Denise Robledo

Director of Distance Education

Allie Michael (ex-oficio)    

Learning Opportunities Coordinator

Lynne Crosby

Assistant Provost/Assistant VP for Academic Affairs

Stephen Truhon

Associate Professor, Psychology

Erin Lynch-Alexander

Associate Professor, Educational Specialties/Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research

Christalynn Hamer

Student Representative

Kennedy Macharia

Student Representative


QEP Summer 2017 Assessment Team

Michael Gruszczynski

Associate Professor of Political Science

Ellen Smyth

Instructor of Mathematics

Melissa Hunter

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Kelly Jones

Assistant Professor of History

Stephen Truhon

Associate Professor of Psychology

Susan Cockrell

Associate Dean of the College of Business and Assistant Professor of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Christina Chester-Fangman

Associate Professor of Library Administration

Marcelius Braxton

Director of the African-American Cultural Center

John McConnell

Assistant Professor of Educational Specialties

Ashlee Spearman

QEP Director

 


QEP Faculty & Staff Development and Support Committee

This committee is responsible for planning the faculty and staff training and support related to the QEP as well as reviewing potential incentives for faculty/staff professional development opportunities. This committee has a sub-committee to represent outreach and marketing efforts for students and faculty/staff.

Barbara Peterson (co-chair)

Associate Professor, Educational Specialties

Christina Chester-Fangman (co-chair)    

Associate Professor, Library Administration

Stephen Dominy

Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Ryan Millard

Technical Clerk/Staff Senate President

Michael Hamlet

Assistant VP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Amanda Walker

Director of Career Services

Gray Kane

Faculty Development Analyst

Samuel Jator

Chair and Professor, Mathematics

Karen Meisch

Associate Dean of CoSM; Professor, Biology

Wes Atkinson

Assistant Professor, Languages and Literature

Ashlee Spearman (adviser)

QEP Director

Lydia Encarnacion

Student Representative

 


QEP Outreach and Education (Marketing) Committee

The Outreach and Education sub-committee is responsible for the marketing, social media, and PR components of the QEP including faculty, staff, students, and university internal and external constituents. 

Stephen Dominy (co-chair)    

Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Tracy Nichols (co-chair)

Instructor, Communications

Christina Hicks-Goldston

Assistant Professor, Communication

Tamara Bey

Coordinator of Internships

Megan Mitchell

Associate Director of Admissions

Lorneth Peters

Advising Coordinator

Nicki Cornelius

Manager of Public Relations and Marketing

Gloria Miller

Associate Professor, Management, Marketing and General Business

Ashlee Spearman (adviser)

QEP Director

Marissa Chandler

Director of International Education

Allie Michael (ex-oficio)

Learning Opportunities Coordinator

Jeremy Allen

Student Representative

Alexis Larkin

Student Representative

Taylor Goodley

Student Representative

Carah Lockett

Student Representative


HIP Liaison

HIP Liaisons are exemplary faculty and staff members that were chosen by the QEP Director and HIP Directors from each area to serve as a high-impact practice (HIP) liaison within their prospective areas. Faculty HIP Liaisons are selected from each academic department to educate faculty and students on the HIP opportunities available within their prospective departments and beyond. Respectively, staff members will work to educate members of their departments about the opportunities available for students. The HIP Liaisons work with the Faculty/Staff Development Committee to implement intrusive high-impact methods by hosting workshops and events. The goal of the HIP Liaison program is to foster a relationship between the student and campus community that will strengthen the student's connection to the university, academic performance, and retention. 

Tracy Nichols

Instructor, Communication (College of Arts and Letters)

Victor Felts

Director of Student Life and Engagement

Matthew Kilpatrick     

Academic Adviser (College of Business

Margaret Douglas

Academic Advising Coordinator (College of Business)

Vicky Smith

Assistant Professor, Teaching Education (College of Education)

Lois Briones

Administrative Assistant, Enrollment Management

Ashley Nelson

Admissions Counselor

Brandi Bickham

Senior Admissions Clerk

Catherine Winn

Associate Registrar

Will McCole

Student Representative