Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Planning for the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College began in fall 2015 (see QEP Development Process 2015-2016).  The Office of Institutional Effectiveness established a QEP Planning Committee that represented all constituencies of the university and community.

What is a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)?

A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a thoughtfully designed, focused course of action that stimulates student learning and success while fulfilling a university’s needs and mission. The QEP is required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for an institution’s reaffirmation process.
A successful QEP
1. includes a process identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment,
2. focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution,
3. demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP,
4. includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP,
5. identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement