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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

  • Institutional broad-based process including broad-based involvement
  • Focuses on student learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning
  • Identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement
  • Demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation and completion of the QEP

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) MUST

  • Be related to student learning
  • Affect a significant portion of the student body
  • Be measureable
  • Provide opportunities for faculty/staff development
  • Meet the needs of the academic and workforce communities
  • Be financially feasible and sustainable

Steps to Developing the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

  • Select the topic
  • Define the student learning outcomes (SLOs)
  • Research the topic
  • Identify the actions to be implemented
  • Establish the timeline for implementation
  • Organize for success
  • Identify necessary resources
  • Develop the assessment for the QEP
  • Prepare the QEP for submission
(January – June 2015)
(August – September 2015)
(September – November 2015)
(November 2015 – January 2016)
(January – February 2016)
(February – April 2016)
(April – May 2016)
(January – June 2016)
(May – July 2016)

Implementing the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

  • Make adjustments to QEP based on recommendations
  • Deploy the QEP
  • Provide progress updates to college community
  • Prepare the Impact Report
  • Submit Impact Report to SACSCOC
(February – April 2017)
(July 2017)
(Annually – 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
(Spring 2022)
(Fall 2022)

Opportunities to Serve

(The college community will be involved in the process.The teams below are responsible for analyzing and/or operationalizing the input received at each phase.)

  • QEP Topic Selection Team
  • QEP Development Team
  • QEP Implementation Team
(January – June 2015)
(July 2015 – May 2016)
(March 2017 – Fall 2021)


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Durham, NC 27703
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