In order to address recommendations made by the SACS On-Site Team and to ensure that the Scholar-Citizen initiative reached its target of piloting courses, processes, and measures during the 2012-2013 academic year, in April of 2012 a temporary ad hoc Launch Team was established.
The Launch Team was comprised of informed faculty and staff who had been involved in the development of the QEP as members of the QEP-Writing Team, the QEP Advisory Council, or of an affiliated office (e.g., the Faculty Development Center). The charge of the Launch Team was to steward the QEP through the initial months of implementation until a full-time, fully staffed, and fully representative Steering Committee could be constituted in fall of 2012 in accordance with our institution’s internal governance and curricular structures.
The Launch Team was made up of two tiers:
- The Launch Team Sub-Committees charged with developing specific elements of the QEP needed for SACS reporting and for piloting courses, curricular initiatives, faculty development, and co-curriuclar programming for academic year 2012.
- The Central Launch Team (CLT) comprised of the Chairs of the sub-committees.