Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

What is the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)?

  • Brings multiple areas of the college together; allowing us to address issues that impact the success of our students.
  • Supports the college‚Äôs continuous improvement efforts and fosters its collaborative culture.
  • Satisfies an accreditation requirement (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges). Durham Tech MUST maintain its affirmative, accredited status in order to offer federal financial aid to students.
  • 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 Current Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

  • Select the topic
  • Define the student learning outcomes (SLOs)
  • Research the topic
  • Identify the actions to be implemented>
  • Organize for success
  • Identify necessary resources
  • Develop the assessment for the QEP
  • Prepare the QEP for submission

Implementing the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

  • Make adjustments to QEP based on recommendations
  • Deploy the QEP
  • Provide progress updates to college community annually
  • Prepare the Impact Report
  • Submit Impact Report to SACSCOC

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