UTSA students: Enter Quality Enhancement Plan video contest by Feb. 22

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(Feb. 15, 2010)--UTSA students have until Monday, Feb. 22 to enter videos in the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) video contest. Prizes include Flip video cameras, a $20 Fast Pass for the UTSA parking garages and free meals at the Roadrunner Cafe.

Videos 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.

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 publicized last fall at the annual student organization fundraiser, BestFest, with free t-shirts and water bottles with the tagline, "Decide with Confidence."

For more information, visit the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan Web site.