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.
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.