In Fall 2021, the QEP Committee placed an open call for submissions for proposals on the topic of the Quality Enhancement Plan.
The QEP Committee conducted two instructional sessions on Nov. 10th and 12th, a recording of one of the sessions as well as slides are linked below.
QEP Overview - This document details basic information regarding the purpose and process of the QEP, start here if you have no idea what a QEP is.
QEP Criteria - This document details the process through which SACSCOC will evaluate our QEP, as well as provides an overview of proposal content.
QEPs: Lists and Summaries Since 2007 - This link has all of the QEPs reviewed by SACSCOC since 2007, summarized. It's a great place for ideas!
An Evaluative Framework for the QEP - This is the rubric the committee and SACSCOC will be using to evaluate QEP Proposals
Resource Manual for The Principles of Accreditation, Standard 7.2, page 58 - This link leads to the resource manual for SACSCOC's evaluation of the QEP.
QEP SACSCOC Policy Statement - This document details the process through which SACSCOC evaluates the QEP & QEP Process.
The three proposals selected using community feedback will receive $1,000. The final QEP proposal selected from these three will receive an additional $2,500.
November 4: Criteria and process information distributed to campus.
November 10 & 12: Informational sessions/webinars/listening sessions
February 7: All Proposals Due to QEP Team (Date Revised from 1/31)
February 8: Proposals published on QEP website for campus review and comments
February 21: Campus Review period closes
February 26: All proposal creators are notified of any recommended changes to be considered to move forward in the process
Timeline adjusted - 3/24/2022
March 28 (Date Revised from March 24): Resubmissions with any changes due, Top 3 Proposals Selected
April 1 to April 15 (Date Revised from March 30 to April 13): Proposals reviewed by QEP Team, PIE Council, Administrative Council, and President’s Cabinet and campus community
April 20 (Date Revised from April 15): QEP proposal announced
The following proposals have been submitted for feedback from the campus community. Please keep in mind that these proposals will be adjusted based on community feedback and established guidelines set forth by the SACSCOC. It should be noted that all proposals are subject to change based on feedback received.
We've gotten some great questions and requests for clarification regarding the QEP, here are a couple that might be of concern to those looking to submit -
An initial proposal may be as long as 5 pages, focusing on the following
The word document below provides an even better overview of the necessary components, but please keep in mind that 10 pages is an upper limit for proposals!
Our timescale for the QEP means that many of the proposals submitted will not have fully detailed budgets and resources lists, and may still need adjustments to rationale and assessments. Our goal in opening a review period after the January 31st submission date is to provide authors with feedback from both the committee and community, which will allow for authors to update, modify, and develop ideas and plans in their initial proposal.For examples of initial proposals from our 2012 QEP, please use the link below: