What is a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)? 2019 QEP Video
A QEP is a carefully designed and focused course of action that addresses a well-defined topic or issue(s) related to improving student learning and/or success. A QEP must be described in an official document and must be implemented as a part of the Wallace Community College (WCC) reaccreditation process through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This course of action should support a topic identified through WCC’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes, and should have broad-based support of institutional constituencies.
What is Advising: Next Steps for Success?
The Wallace Community College Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Advising: Next Steps for Success, emerged from collective efforts of the College’s ongoing planning processes and key constituency groups including administration, faculty, staff, and students. The intent of the QEP is to improve student persistence, retention, and graduation rates with the ultimate goal of increasing student success through the implementation of self-contained advising centers.
How will this be accomplished?
To achieve this goal, the QEP focuses on the following objectives:
1. Students will persist from fall semester to spring semester through program-specific advising and strategized planning and implementation.
2. Students will be retained from fall semester to fall semester through program-specific advising and strategized planning and implementation.
3. Students will complete their desired plans of study with support through individualized assistance.
How will the QEP benefit our students?
As we carry out the WCC mission, the QEP will be interwoven into our ongoing planning and evaluation procedures to address how our policies and processes can lead to higher levels of student learning and/or success.
What is the implementation timeline?