As part of our decennial reaccreditation process, Appalachian will initiate a new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to take effect by Fall 2024. In Spring 2022, we will have an open call for proposals. This is a great opportunity to get resources for an initiative, take an idea and turn it into something tangible, and make a lasting impact on the University and the Appalachian community.

Workshops with the information and context you need to submit your idea were offered on November 9th and 12th, 2021. Use the link to view recordings and see chat transcripts.

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an integral component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process and is derived from an institution's ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes. It reflects and affirms a commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue the institution considers important to improving student learning outcomes and/or student success.

The QEP:

  1. has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes;
  2. has broad-based support of institutional constituencies;
  3. focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success;
  4. commits resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP; and
  5. includes a plan to assess achievement.

From SACSCOC The Principals of Accreditation, Section 7