Isothermal Community College

Quality Enhancement Plan

Start Strong...Finish Stronger.

QEP 5K Fundraiser Placement medalsA 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.

For our previous reaffirmation process in 2005, Isothermal focused on improving the general education competencies and developed a strategy in capture learning in portfolios. The portfolio has and continues to be a key part of an Isothermal student’s learning experience. However, we are now being asked to identify and address a new educational need.

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.