QEP Resources

Related SACSCOC Core Requirements and Comprehensive Standards

Core Requirement 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 completionof 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.

Proposed New Principle 25 (January 2017): The institution has developed a Quality Enhancement Plan, with a topic emerging from its ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes, that (1) focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success, (2) demonstrates institutional commitment of resources to initiate, implement and complete the QEP, and (3) includes a plan to assess achievement.

Key SACSCOC Publications and Resources

Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, 2012 edition (pp. 30-31 and 53-54)

Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation, August 2011 edition (pp. 39-50)

SACSCOC QEP Guidelines: Indicators of an Acceptable QEP (Rubric Format), July 2012

QEP Training Module for Evaluators

GSU Resources

GSU Mission Statement

GSU Strategic Plan

GSU’s Last QEP: Critical Thinking through Writing

GSU Data Resources

Quality Enhancement Plans: Lists and Summaries Since 2007

Below are links to summaries on the SACSCOC website of QEPs prepared by other institutions in the SACSCOC region listed by reaffirmation year and track.  Track A indicates institutions with undergraduate programs only.  Track B indicates institutions with graduate programs.

2007 Track A Track B
2008 Track A Track B
2009 Track A Track B
2010 Track A Track B
2011 Track A Track B
2012 Track A Track B
2013 Track A Track B
2014 Track A Track B
2015 Track A Track B

Other Resources

Quality in the Undergraduate Experience (Workshop Summary)

AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practices

AAC&U VALUE Rubrics