What is a QEP? Why do we need one?

A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a critical element in the process of reaffirming regional accreditation. SACS-COC requires that a college select and develop an acceptable QEP to improve some aspect of its educational program that relates to student learning and/or the environment supporting student learning.


Who chose this topic?

The process of choosing a topic for the QEP started with a topic selection committee, which received proposals from students, staff, faculty, and one alumnus. That committee evaluated all proposals and, with input from the entire community, narrowed the choices down to two topics. Two teams were assembled (one for each potential QEP topic) and given guidelines to write a more detailed proposal, explaining how their proposals linked to the college’s mission and fit with the current strategic plan. After the final topic was chosen, a QEP writing team began their work writing the plan.


Why focus on reading?

Faculty interest, institutional data, and the deep connection this topic has with our institutional mission all affirm the centrality of reading to a Covenant College education and its merit as a QEP focus. When a student has completed the assigned reading, understands it, has interacted with it through writing, and is ready to discuss it in a classroom, that student is engaged and ready to learn.


When will it start?

While planning is currently underway, the implementation of the QEP will officially start with the 2017/2018 school year.


Who can I contact about this QEP?

Questions about the QEP can be sent to sarah.huffines@covenant.edu