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.

Stetson's current QEP:

While the current QEP is currently incomplete, the following documents are provided to help illustrate the progress made so far. Further documents regarding the QEP can be found in the Reports and Documents section.