Frequently Asked Questions

What is the QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) affirms the University’s commitment to enhancing overall institutional quality and effectiveness, and it is an integral component of the decennial reaffirmation of accreditation process. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has set the following criteria:

  1. The QEP must be derived from the university’s ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes;
  2. have broad-based support of institutional constituencies;
  3. be focused on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success;
  4. commit resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP; and 
  5. include a plan to assess achievement.

Who Decides the Focus of the Next QEP?

The entire campus community has a role in proposing, selecting, and implementing the QEP. A sixteen-member steering committee helped guide that process, soliciting proposals and feedback from faculty, staff, and students.