The QEP Process
|1. Selecting a Topic||The campus community must be informed about the QEP process to ensure widespread involvement. The scope of
the QEP must also be determined.
|2. Defining the Student Learning Outcome||Realistic and measurable student learning outcomes
appropriate for the identified QEP topic must be specified.
Student learning is defined as changes in students’ knowledge,
skills, behaviors, or values.
|3. Researching the Topic||The QEP must be grounded in “best practices” and an
analysis of institutional context. Executive summaries
of research related to the identified QEP topic must
|4. Identifying the Actions to
|Based on research compiled, actions to be taken and
activities to be implemented on campus must be identified;
this list must be complete and affordable.
|5. Establishing the Timeline
|A realistic timeline for both implementation and
assessment of the QEP must be developed.
All activities should be included in the timeline
and in an orderly and manageable sequence.
|6. Organizing for Success||The infrastructure for implementation and continuation
of the QEP must be determined. For example, who is
responsible for what actions?
|7. Identifying Necessary
|Financial, physical, and human resources needed to
implement and sustain the QEP must be determined.
|8. Assessing the Success
of the QEP
|A multifaceted focus on overall goals, objectives,
and benchmarks must be used to evaluate the QEP;
the primary focus should be on the QEP’s impact on
the quality of student learning.
|9. Preparing the QEP for
|The QEP must be clear, succinct, and ready for
implementation; it also must be ready for submission
*As defined in the SACSCOC Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation
As noted in steps in the reaffirmation process, the QEP must be submitted to SACSCOC six weeks prior to the on-site review, which is a three-day visit of a SACSCOC review team scheduled sometime in mid-January through April 2019. The on-site review involves an in-depth evaluation of the QEP.