OLLU’s QEP named ‘SEEK Transformation’

Students Daniela Ponce and Haven Ortiz are winners of the naming contest for OLLU’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): SEEK Transformation.

SEEK (Skills, Experience, E-Portfolios, Knowledge) Transformation is the new E-Portfolio program designed to ensure that students have an extensive portfolio to use for job and graduate school applications and interviews when they graduate.

Students in the freshman Applications of Learning classes will build e-portfolios and use them to begin collecting signature assignments and documenting skills and experiences that will prepare them for careers and graduate school. As students, through their undergraduate courses, they will continue adding to their e-portfolios during General Education courses and classes within their majors. The e-portfolios will be built within Handshake, an online system available through OLLU’s Center for Career Development and Testing that students can continue to use after they graduate.

SEEK Transformation was developed as the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The QEP is an essential part of the reaffirmation of the accreditation process that all universities undergo every 10 years. OLLU, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, (SACSCOC), is currently in the reaffirmation process.

A QEP pilot program was conducted last semester with students in the Application of Learning (NDS 1311) class. Students took part to name the QEP.