Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

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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).


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).

SACSCOC Articles of Accreditation - Standard 2.12

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.

SACSCOC Comprehensive Standard 3.3.2

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 www.sacscoc.org.

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