Student strolls leisurely through sunlit campus.

On August 18, the Executive Council approved the four-phase, research-based approach to selecting a QEP topic. In each phase of the plan, the committee focused on maximizing input from all of the college’s stakeholders. Therefore, MGCCC’s ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes led to the identification of the topic in two ways. First, the approach was part of a normal submission process for innovative ideas – the Innovators Awards. Second, through this approach the college’s planning guided the discussion and institutional data informed and distilled the topics.

A visual representation of the phases of the QEP. Phase 1: (top of funnel) Call for Topics. Phase 2: Request for Proposals. Phase 3:Call for feedback. Phase 4: Final Selection (bottom of funnel).

Phase 1: Call for Topics

August 18, 2017 – September 15, 2017

Phase 2: Request for Proposals

September 20, 2017 – October 20, 2017

Phase 3: Call for Feedback

October 30, 2017 – December 8,2017

Phase 4: Final Selection

December 15, 2017 – January 17, 2018
December 15, 2017The QEP Topic Selection Committee recommends to the Executive Council the top 3 proposals, including rank order
January 2018The Executive Council makes a final decision on the QEP Topic proposal and recommend to the Board of Trustees
January 17, 2018The Board of Trustees ratifies this decision



Dr. Carla Stout
QEP Director

Dr. Brad Bailey
QEP Co-chair

Dr. Jonathan Woodward
QEP Chair

Dr. Suzana Brown
QEP Co-chair

Dr. Jordan Sanderson
QEP Co-chair