Distance Education

Quality Enhancement Plan FAQ


  • What is a QEP?
  • Why is the QEP required?
  • What is SACS?
  • What is ACC's QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is the component of the reaffirmation process that reflects and affirms the commitment of the Commission on Colleges to enhancing the quality of higher education in the region and to focusing attention on student learning. 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. 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 SACS for short.

What is SACS?

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 Technology in Education.