What is the Quality Enhancement Program?
The concept of quality enhancement relating to student learning is at the heart of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ (SACSCOC) philosophy of accreditation.
The focus of UWG’s Quality Enhancement Program, chosen by faculty as a priority for our institution, is to improve undergraduate writing. We are doing so through a specific set of courses in a variety of disciplines across the core.
SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement
Principle 2.12 requires that "The institution has developed an acceptable Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that includes an institutional process for identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment and focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution."
Further, SACS Principle 3.3.2 requires that "the institution has developed a Quality Enhancement Plan that (1) demonstrates institutional capacity for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP; (2) includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP; and (3) identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement."
The University of West Georgia (UWG) launched its QEP initiative in April of 2010. Links reviewing this process are on the menu to your left. The final QEP Document was recommended by the Senate and adopted by the President in November of 2013. For more details, read The Quality Enhancement Plan PDF.
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
What does it do for you?
“Preparing you, our students, for a successful academic experience and a fulfilling career is at the very core of what we do. This is why we decided to focus our new campus Quality Enhancement Plan on improving undergraduate writing in our core curriculum. Learning to express your thoughts and ideas in writing is critical to your future success.” – Dr. Kyle Marrero
“Our faculty development programs help instructors learn about QEP goals, ways to create rubrics, and how to evaluate student writing.” – Dr. Cher Hendricks