Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What is a QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is the component of the reaffirmation process that reflects and affirms the commitment of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to enhancing the quality of higher education in the region and to focusing attention on student learning and student success. By definition, the QEP describes a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined and focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning or student success. "The QEP should be embedded within the institution's ongoing integrated institution-wide planning and evaluation process and may very well evolve from this existing process or from other processes related to the institution's internal reaffirmation review." (SACSCOC Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation, March 2011)

Why is the QEP required?

It is required by the organization that gives us our accreditation. That organization is called The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, or SACSCOC for short.

What is SACSCOC?

It is the main organization that accredits schools and colleges in the Southern United States.

What is ACC's QEP?

ACC's QEP will focus on increasing student success by case-management advising in collaboration with faculty mentors