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Welcome to Northwest-Shoals Community College's
SACS Accreditation Reaffirmation QEP website.

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is the regional body for the accreditation of higher education institutions in the southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) and Latin America awarding associate, baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degrees.

The purpose of the Quality Enhancement Plan Team is to carefully design a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that will result in transforming improvements in the quality of student learning at Northwest-Shoals Community College.

The responsibilities of the Quality Enhancement Plan Team include the following:

1. Design the procedures for developing the QEP, including establishing the timeline for the completion of tasks and appointing team members to specific assignments involved in the procedures.

2. Develop a marketing campaign targeting the college community designed to increase awareness and promote the importance of the QEP

3. Construct and implement procedures that ensure broad based, college wide involvement in the identification and selection of a QEP topic.

4. Ensure that the topic is clear in mission and purpose, is strategically targeted in scope, and will improve student learning

5. Ensure that the QEP topic is thoroughly researched

6. Ensure that the QEP is sufficiently integrated with the institution's ongoing institution-wide planning and evaluation procedures

7. Develop the actual Quality Enhancement Plan which is ambitious and valuable while practical and affordable

8. Development of comprehensive assessment and implementation plans

9. Documenting and chronicling the QEP development

10. Working with the Document Organization Team to develop the most effective format for presenting the QEP to the college community and the On-site Review Committee

11. Developing the QEP Implementation Report in 2014


SACS Team Assignments



QEP Document

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