There have been three distinct components of Operation: SEAL the DEAL designed to foster student success and transform student learning.
- Facilitated through the redesigned PIRATE ORIENTATION, Basic Training helps incoming students understand their role in the active learning environment as prepared participants and partners in their education. As the successful components of the plan have been institutionalized, this is now owned by student services.
- Boot Camp offers significant professional development opportunities to all VC faculty and staff as an introduction to active learning and learner-centered environments. Provided all employees the tools, skills, and abilities needed to foster student success takes systemic, institutional focus. By partnering with Human Resources and Faculty Senate Professional Development Committee, this function has also found a permanent home at Victoria College.
- SEAL Academy features a year-long program where selected faculty become SEAL Team members and will research best practices and collaborate with instructional designers to transform their courses through meaningful active learning in the classroom. Limiting which faculty have the opportunity to explore and implement best practices was never the intention of this plan. By distilling the early team practices into 12 Best Practices, all our faculty have the opportunity to form a community of practice to encourage and collaborate in delivering best practice pedagogy to all VC students.
The QEP is an important component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process designed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges that reflects on Victoria College's commitment to student learning.