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About QEP

The Quality Enhancement Plan is to enhance student's critical thinking abilities through improving information literacy skills.

QEP Defined

QEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan.

  • It is what it says it is: a plan to improve the quality of student learning at an institute of higher education.

  • Continuous Improvement on a topic identified by the institution and its stakeholders

  • It is a PLAN: What, Why, When, Where, How, and How to assess

What does SACS say about the QEP?

QEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan.

  • It is what it says it is: a plan to improve the quality of student learning at an institute of higher education.

  • Continuous Improvement on a topic identified by the institution and its stakeholders

  • It is a PLAN: What, Why, When, Where, How, and How to assess

Steps to Developing QEP

  1. Selecting a topic
  2. Defining Student Learning Outcomes
  3. Researching the topic
  4. Identifying actions to be implemented
  5. Establishing a timeline for implementation
  6. Organizing for success – to implement the QEP
  7. Identifying Necessary Resources
  8. Assessing the success of the QEP
  9. Preparing the QEP for submission

These 9 steps are found in the SACS Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation.

 

Core Requirements 2.12

The institution has developed an acceptable Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that includes an institutional process for identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment and focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution

 

Comprehensive Standard 3.3.2

The institution has developed a Quality Enhancement Plan that (1) demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP; (2) includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP; and (3) identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement.

 

SACS Resources

» Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation (PDF)

» Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation (PDF)

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