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QEP Frequently Asked Questions

What is a QEP?

A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a plan that a university develops to improve student learning in a measurable way.

The QEP is an accreditation requirement for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) that represents a "carefully designed and focused course of action that addresses a well-defined issue or issues directly related to improving student learning." While it is technically a mandate from SACSCOC, the QEP represents an exciting opportunity for us to work together as a community to best support our students.

SACSCOC  Requirements

According to SACSCOC, in order to maintain accreditation, all schools must satisfy Core Requirement 2.12:

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.