UTSA students: Enter the Quality Enhancement Plan video contest

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(Nov. 23, 2009)--Students interested in video making can put their creative energy to use by entering the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) video contest. The Thanksgiving break is a great time to start the creative process.

QEP is a requirement for university reaccreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). A SACS site visit is scheduled for this spring, and UTSA officials have been preparing for it for the last 18 months. The contest is part of a campus-wide QEP marketing plan to inform students about the importance of the academic initiative.

The QEP proposal selected for incorporation into UTSA curriculum is titled "Quantitative Scholarship: From Literacy to Mastery." The concept was rolled out last month at the annual student organization fundraiser, BestFest, with free t-shirts and water bottles with the tagline, "Decide with Confidence."

Videos submitted in the contest should illustrate the theme "knowing how to reason and think using numbers."

Students can enter the QEP video contest individually, in pairs or in teams of three. The videos should be no more than 90 seconds long and must convey the theme in a unique way. Prizes will be awarded for winning videos.

The deadline for video submissions is midnight, Feb. 1, 2010. For more information, visit the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan Web site.