Ride the Wave QEP

Ride the Wave with QEP

The goal of the QEP is to improve students' course completion, retention, and graduation rates. There are three prongs to this goal:

  1. Developing Effective Teaching Practices
  2. Improving Student Academic Resilience
  3. Maximizing Student Supports

The Logic Models below provide more detail on the strategies we will be using to meet these goals:

  1. Logic Model 1: Activity Set 1: Comprehensive Faculty Development
  2. Logic Model 2: Activity Set 2: Enhandement of Academic Resilience Among Students
  3. Logic Model 3: Activity Set 3: Maximized Student Supports

What is a Quality Enhancement Plan?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is the component of the reaffirmation process that reflects and affirms the commitment of SACS-COC to enhancing the quality of higher education in the region and to focusing attention on student learning. The QEP describes a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined and focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning and/or student success. 

In the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation, Standard 7.2 requires the QEP to have five essential elements:

  • The QEP is derived from institutional planning and evaluation processes.
  • The QEP has broad-based support of institutional constituencies.
  • The QEP focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success.
  • The institution is committing and will continue to commit resources needed for the QEP to have a good chance of success.
  • The QEP includes a plan to assess the level of that success. 

More information about the QEP and the entire reaffirmation process is available in the SACS-COC Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation and on the SACS-COC website at www.sacscoc.org. You can also find links on that site to what other colleges and universities have done for their QEP as well.