Quality Enhancement Plan


The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), required in conjunction with the Compliance Certification Report, must be submitted six weeks prior to the on-site review. The comprehensive document is:

  1. A topic identified through ongoing, comprehensive and evaluation processes,
  2. Has a broad-based support of institutional constituencies,
  3. Focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student successes,
  4. Commits resources to initiate, implement The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement 9 and complete the QEP, and
  5. Includes a plan to assess achievement.

The topic of the QEP is at the discretion of the institution, and will be determined by a designated task force of University staff, faculty and students. The completed QEP report outlines a focused plan of action that enhances student learning and/or student success.

Examples of past QEP topics:

  • Enhancing the academic climate for student learning
  • Strengthening the general studies curriculum
  • Developing creative approaches to experimental learning
  • Enhancing critical thinking skills

Stetson's previous QEPs:

  • Improving Student Learning Outcomes, Retention & Graduation Rates
  • Hatter Trek - summer transition program with voluntary retreats for incoming students
  • Hatter Quest - revised fall orientation for incoming students, having students meet with their first-year seminar (FSEM) classes before the start of all courses.