Development of QEP 2016 - 2021
The development of a five-year Quality Enhancement Plan is a key component of Tennessee Tech's 2016 SACSCOC reaffirmation of accreditation process. Each institution seeking reaffirmation of Accreditation is required to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Engaging the wider academic community and addressing one or more issues that contribute to institutional improvement, the plan should be focused, succinct, and limited in length. The QEP describes a carefully designed and focused course of action that addresses a well-defined topic or issue(s) related to enhancing student learning.
SACSCOC Core Requirement 2.12 states that this plan must “include an institutional process for identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment and focus on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution.” ( SACSCOC, Core Requirement 2.12). Furthermore, SACSCOC Comprehensive Standard 3.3.2 states that the Quality Enhancement Plan must “(1) demonstrate institutional capability for the initiation, implementation and completion of the QEP; (2) include broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP; and (3) identify goals and a plan to assess their achievement.”