A Quality Enhancement Plan is a thoughtfully designed, focused course of action that stimulates student learning and success while fulfilling Texas State’s mission – “excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service.”
The QEP, a mandate of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmation process, incorporates some key elements in addition to the focus on students and its link with our mission. It must emerge from all of us – students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, colleagues and others – and it must affect a significant and broad spectrum of our students. Also, we must marshal the expertise to set clear, logical and measureable goals, for the QEP as well as demonstrate the ability and will to adequately implement, support and complete the Plan.
A QEP encourages actions that support the mission, addresses an area of challenge, targets a substantial portion of the student body, and yields measurable change. Additionally, a QEP:
In the Quality Enhancement Plan, evidence of the following must be clearly addressed:
The Quality Enhancement Plan must be succinctly outlined in a 75 page narrative with no more than 25 pages of appendices submitted six weeks in advance of the on-site review.