Dr. Estis and Dr, Aucoin working with students in classroom.


In the years following the conclusion of USA’s successful TeamUSA Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), the role of Dr. Julie Estis transitioned from QEP Director to Executive Director of Academic Enhancement, signaling the institution’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement of academic quality. Her responsibilities include applying principles of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to USA’s ad hoc and longstanding initiatives, such as the QEP, to improve student learning and academic success. She also supports ongoing SACSCOC accreditation and strategic planning efforts. In addition, she serves as COVID-19 Response Coordinator. Dr. Estis provides leadership for all aspects of initiating, implementing, assessing, and completing the LevelUP QEP, and the QEP is her primary area of focus during the active years of the project.