RCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an important and required component of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) re-accreditation process. SACS recognizes that student learning is at the heart of the mission of all institutions of higher learning. The QEP is an opportunity and an impetus for an institution to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue or issues the institution considers important to improving student learning. The plan launches a process that can move the institution into the future characterized by creative, engaging, and meaningful learning experiences for students (SACS Handbook, 21).
Developing the QEP is an in-depth, focused five-year plan that RCC will develop with broad-based community support to significantly enhance student learning on the RCC campus. As such, unlike much of the work associated with accreditation, the QEP looks to the future. The selection of the QEP topic involved contributions and ideas from faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the community. The topic of RCC’s QEP is Enhancing Student Learning Through Academic Advising.
QEP Steering Committee
Quality Enhancement Plan
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
October 22-24, 2013