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What is a Quality Enhancement Plan? 

A QEP, or Quality Enhancement Plan, is a plan of action to improve student knowledge, skills, attitudes, values or behaviors, or to impact the student learning environment and student success.

SACSCOC defines the QEP as “an integral component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process and is derived from an institution’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes. It reflects and affirms a commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue the ‘institution considers important to improving student learning outcomes and/or student success (Resource Manual for The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, p. 58).

The QEP has the following characteristics:

  • A topic identified through ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes
  • Broad-based support of institutional constituencies
  • Focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success
  • Commits resources to initiate, implement and complete the QEP
  • Includes a plan to assess achievement

For more information on QEP, see:

Quality Enhancement Plan Timeline

Date

Item

2019

 

November

Form Development Committee

First committee meeting and determine approach to develop QEP theme selection

End of fall term

Develop detailed timeline

2020

 

Beginning of spring term

Develop questions for campus survey

Spring term

Deploy campus survey

Collect data from survey and post results to QEP webpage

Focus groups to narrow topic

Announce QEP Topic

Marketing materials and logistics has begun

Fall term

Determine timeline for implementation

Develop the broad-based implementation actions

Develop implementation matrix – with actions, objectives, person responsible for deliverable, outcomes, measures, budget and timeline.

2021

 

Spring

Create assessment plan

Create monitor process

Fall

Refine QEP based on feedback from committee, outside committee and other constituents.

Market QEP to ASU Community

Identify 2-3 content area experts for SACSCOC site visit

2022

 

January

Begin writing QEP Report

May

Give report to editor

November

QEP Report Due

2023

 

April

On-site visit

Summer

Finalize modifications of QEP based on feedback from SACSCOC Review Committee

Fall 

Implement QEP; Begin Year 1 Implementation

Begin monitoring/collection of relevant data. (Baseline data) 

Expand marketing of QEP

2024

 

May

Update relevant data measures relevant to QEP

Complete year-end QEP update report

Adjust QEP as necessary

Fall

Begin Year 2 Implementation

2025

 

May

Update relevant data measures relevant to QEP

Complete year-end QEP update report

Adjust QEP as necessary

Fall

Begin Year 3 Implementation

2026

 

May

Update relevant data measures relevant to QEP

Complete year-end QEP update report

Adjust QEP as necessary

Fall

Begin Year 4 Implementation

2027

 

May

Update relevant data measures relevant to QEP

Complete year-end QEP update report

Adjust QEP as necessary

Fall

Begin writing Impact Report

Begin Year 5 Implementation

2028

 

April

Submit Impact Report in-house for editing

Submit Impact Report to SACSCOC

 

 

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