The new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is in progress. The plan is being designed to improve student learning or the learning environment 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 need your support and look forward to your participation with 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 enhancing student learning. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) requires each of its member institutions develop a QEP as a component of the accreditation process (Core Requirement 2.12).
How is Student Learning Defined?
Student learning is defined by SACS-COC as a change in:
Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors or Values
What are the Components of a QEP?
Broad Based Process: The institution must used 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.
Broad-based Involvement of the Community: The institution must demonstrate that all aspect 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 access their achievements.