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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

What is QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a college initiative to help improve student learning. Developing and implementing a QEP is part of the process for maintaining accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 

View our QEP Executive Summary

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) is a public two-year college and member of the MS Community College System. MDCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. In order to maintain its membership with SACSCOC, MDCC must develop, implement, and complete a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

MDCC’s current QEP is titled “Advising: Go with the Flow”. The key purpose of Advising: Go with the Flow is to change our current method of advising from a prescriptive model of advising in which students basically see any available advisors to get schedules for the upcoming semester(s) to a developmental model of advising in which students meet with assigned advisors for proper advising /scheduling throughout their enrollments at MDCC. In addition, a revised freshmen student orientation will be implemented during the summer prior to the students’ first semesters at MDCC.

Implementation Timeline:
QEP Pilot Year: 2017-2018
 QEP Year 1: 2018-2019
 QEP Year 2: 2019-2020
 QEP Year 3: 2020-2021
 QEP Year 4: 2021-2022
 QEP Year 5: 2022-2023

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.

The institution has developed a Quality Enhancement Plan that (1) demonstrates institutional capability 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.

For more information regarding the affirmation process, visit the SACSCOC webpage at