Elements and Processes in Implementing DQP and Tuning

This section outlines the various elements of using and implementing the DQP and Tuning. Drawing on interviews and institutional reports, our collective experience suggests there is not one best way to use the DQP or to tune a degree program; rather, there are multiple elements that can be combined in different ways. Thus, each process, explained below, provides a different lens or way to think about this work and comes from the field—from institutions and departments that have participated in and undertaken DQP and Tuning work. Institutions may enter or exit these processes at various stages, much as you might enter and exit a roadway. Included among these explanations are institutional examples, lessons learned, and additional resources and templates for the following elements and processes: