Quality Enhancement Plan
What is the Quality Enhancement Plan?
“The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is the centerpiece of ASU’s reaffirmation of SACSCOC accreditation. The QEP must focus on student learning and the learning environment, which, rightly so, are also central to ASU’s mission statement. But the QEP is much more than an accreditation requirement. The QEP is intended to enhance the quality of the learning at ASU and help our university and the people we serve become more of a learning community.” —Doyle Carter, QEP Director.
What is ASU’s Quality Enhancement Plan? Click to see document.
ASU’s QEP is called CONNECT! Campus and Community and seeks to engage students, faculty, and staff on our campus with the local, regional, national, and global communities to enhance student learning and better serve those communities.
In 2010, ASU began researching possible QEP topics. We asked multiple constituents including focus groups from our community what an ASU graduate should know and be able to do. Consistently and overwhelmingly, the groups responded that ASU graduates should enter their careers or further education with knowledge and skills associated with Social Responsibility. By definition, this includes intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in the regional, national, and global communities. The literature supports the same conclusion. Today’s students benefit from real-world experiences, such as service-learning, internships, and community-based research projects. These and other related curricular and co-curricular experiences CONNECT our entire campus to the communities in which we will live, serve, and lead.