Maintaining SACSCOC Accreditation
Quality Enhancement Plan
By requiring accredited institutions to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) emphasizes its commitment to advancing the quality of higher education. The QEP affirms the SACSCOC belief that student learning is central to the mission of all higher education institutions. According to the SACSCOC, "the QEP describes a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined and focused topic or issue related to enhancing student learning. The QEP should be embedded within the institution's ongoing integrated institution-wide planning and evaluation process."
Whereas the Compliance Certification Report provides a snapshot of past and present practices at the University, the Quality Enhancement Plan points to the future.
As part of the Unviersity's activities to uphold SACSCOC standards UNA developed a Quality Enhancement Plan entitled "Building Success through Discovery: Imagine, Investigate, Communicate." The intent of this multi-year plan is to provide a systematic framework for infusing research throughout the undergraduate curriculum. For more information about UNA's QEP process consult the QEP website. If you have questions please contact Dr. Lisa Keys-Mathews, Director of UNA's Quality Enhancement Plan, (256-765-4640), or e-mail QEP@una.edu.