One of the fundamental requirements for reaffirmation of our institutional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges (SACS-COC) is the development of an acceptable Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
A QEP is a five-year initiative to improve some aspect of our student learning outcomes or our student learning environment. Development of an acceptable QEP is one of the 12 core requirements set forth by the COC with which institutions must comply as part of the reaffirmation process.
An acceptable QEP must meet five criteria:
(The Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement. SACS-COC, 2008)