Isothermal Community College

Quality Enhancement Plan

Start Strong. Finish Stronger.

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A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a required part of our 2016 reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACSCOC). It presents an opportunity for Isothermal to identify one of its most pressing student learning needs and develop a well-crafted plan to address that need.

The title of Isothermal Community College's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is "Start Strong. Finish Stronger." This topic was ultimately selected because of research conducted by the QEP Development Team that sought to identify and understand barriers to student success and academic planning on the campus of Isothermal Community College. Using this information, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Steering Committee determined that the QEP for Isothermal’s 2016 Reaccreditation will focus on removing barriers to completion through educating, engaging, and empowering students by strengthening Isothermal's orientation, ACA, and educational planning programs.

The QEP process engages every aspect and every member of learning college. It represents a significant opportunity to focus creative energy and institutional resources on improving student learning outcomes.

Why is the QEP important to students, faculty, and staff at Isothermal?

The QEP is required as part of the accreditation process by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). It provides Isothermal with an excellent opportunity to improve and enrich our overall institutional quality and effectiveness.