Isothermal Community College

Quality Enhancement Plan

Quality Enhancement Plan

A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a required part of our 2016 reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS). It presents an opportunity for ICC 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, ICC focused on improving the general education competencies and developed a strategy in capture student learning in portfolios. The portfolio has and continues to be a key part of an ICC 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.


Fall 2012
Identify Topic

Spring 2013
Analyze Internal and External Data

Summer 2013
Identify Development Team

Fall 2013
Review Literature

Spring 2014
Select Program Model and Community-Wide Naming and Logo Process

Summer 2014
Develop Student Learning Outcome Statements and Design Assessment Plan

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Implement Pilot
Community-Wide Marketing

Summer 2015
Finalize QEP Document

Fall 2015
Community-wide Marketing
SACS On-site Visit