Austin Community College District's Quality Enhancement Plan

Digital Fluency & Innovation was chosen by an inclusive and multi-staged process as ACC’s Quality Enhancement Plan, a requirement of the accreditation reaffirmation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Because of its important role in the Central Texas community, ACC serves a pivotal responsibility by promoting and developing digital skills and competencies for the workforce of the future.

The Digital Fluency & Innovation QEP core team is supported by the QEP Implementation Committee which is made up of representative members including faculty from both academic transfer and workforce areas, Student Affairs, Institutional Research and Analytics,  Learning Labs, and other key areas of the college. These members assist in the achievement of the project plan, timeline, and budget, advocate for college-wide adoption of the microcredentials, and contribute to data collection and analysis.

Central goal of ACC’s QEP:

Promote equitable academic and career outcomes by providing microcredentials in digital and professional workforce competencies required by the 21st century workplace.

orange ribbon graphic with text that says "QEP 2022-2027, ACC's Quality Enhancement Plan"

QEP Leadership

Linda Smarzik
Dean, Digital Fluency & Innovation [email protected]
Karina Hernandez
Assoc. Dean, Digital Fluency & Innovation [email protected]

QEP Implementation Committee

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QEP Monthly Updates

May 2024 QEP Update

Despite being short-staffed and having a limited budget, the core DFI team continues to work diligently toward meeting the original timeline and goals of the Quality Enhancement Plan. Student registration

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April 2024 QEP Update

The month of April saw a focus on data and outreach. Demand for DFI Microcredentials continues to grow, attracting both new and returning students. Furthermore, for the Summer Session, additional

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March 2024 QEP Update

The DFI Microcredential program continues to grow and improve. March saw the addition of two new microcredentials – Data Analytics and Problem Solving with AI – bringing the total to

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February 2024 QEP Update

February saw extensive outreach efforts made to enhance educational opportunities and streamline administrative processes within various programs. This included panel participation, meetings with stakeholders, and collaborations to create tailored educational

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January 2024 QEP Update

During the month of January, outreach activities were carried out, including hosting a Student Info Session and meeting with stakeholders to discuss microcredentials. Work continued on refining existing microcredentials and

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December 2023 QEP Update

December was a month for collecting data, students survey responses, and refining microcredential content in preparation for Spring sessions. A hybrid model for microcredential delivery was also developed and set

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Detailed Reports and Data

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5-Year QEP Report

Read about how the QEP was formed and how it will operate, including identifying the topic, developing the framework and implementation plan, organizing the resources and budget, and assessing milestones and deliverables.

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5-Year Timeline progress

Follow along with the progress of the QEP, step by step, for each year. View the detailed task items checklist from the QEP report in Google Sheets. This checklist will be updated as the QEP progresses through the full implementation.

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DFI Dashboard

Check out DFI's Data Dashboard. View results from the first two years of the QEP. Data includes student data such as number of registrations, active learners, and badge attainment. Microcredential, Digital Navigator, and Outreach data also included.