As a part of the SACS accreditation in 2015, UAB developed a Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP.
A QEP is "a document developed by the institution that (1) includes a process identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment, (2) focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution, (3) demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP, (4) includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP, and (5) identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement" (SACS COC).
UAB chose Learning in a Team Environment as its QEP because "it will teach students to succeed in all roles of a team and use these skills to improve student learning ... [and it] will better prepare our graduates, which will in turn be of economic benefit to the communities in which they are employed" (UAB Quality Enhancement Plan, p. 7 )
UAB recognizes that there are issues related to team learning, specifically:
For help with implementing the QEP, contact Dale Dickinson, Director of the University Quality Enhancement Plan.