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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

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The new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is underway! The plan was designed to improve student learning at Alabama A&M University in order to satisfy the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges' (SACSCOC) requirement for reaffirmation in 2014.  We look forward to your participation with the 2014-2019 QEP. (Dare to Think!)


What is the QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a five (5) year plan that describes a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined and focused topic related to improving students' learning.  The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) requires each of its member institutions to develop a QEP as a component of the accreditation process (Core Requirement 2.12).


How is Student Learning Defined?

Student learning is defined by SACSCOC as a change in: 

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors or Values


What are the Components of a QEP? 

Broad Based Process: The institution must use a broad-based institutional process for identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment.

Focus of the Plan: The institution must identify a significant issue that focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishes the mission of the institution.


Institutional Capability for the Initiation and Continuation of the Plan: The institution must provide evidence that it has sufficient resources to initiate, implement, sustain and complete the QEP.


Involvement of the Community:  The institution must demonstrate that all aspects of its community were involved in the development and proposed implementation of the plan.


Assessment of the Plan: The institution must demonstrate that it has goals and a plan to assess their achievements.

Click the icon below to view the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) document.


"The QEP

is HERE!"


Bonnie McQuitter Banks

Director, QEP
P. O. Box 553
Normal, AL  35762