Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Overview

A significant component of the SACS reaffirmation process is the preparation of a Quality Enhancement Plan, commonly referred to as the QEP. Although many aspects of the accreditation process focus on the past and the present, the QEP is "forward-looking" and thus transforms the process into an ongoing activity rather than an episodic event. The QEP provides us with an opportunity to undertake a robust and targeted approach to improving the education of our students.

 

The QEP is Core Requirement 2.12 which states:

The institution has developed an acceptable Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that (1) includes a broad-based institutional process identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment, (2) focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution, (3) demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP, (4) includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP, and (5) identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement