Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Initiation

Update: February 20, 2013.

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) website is now up and running.  Please visit www.umw.edu/qep/ for the most up-to-date information on the UMW QEP.


The QEP is the part of the reaffirmation process where the institution conducts a creative and critical examination of an issue or issues that it considers important to improving student learning.

UMW has selected the topic of Understanding and Improving the First-Year Experience” as the focus of its QEP.

According to the SACS Principles of Accreditation: “The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), submitted four to six weeks in advance of the on-site review by the Commission, is a document developed by the institution that (1) includes a broad-based institutional process identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment, (2) focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution, (3) demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP, (4) includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP, and (5) identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement.”

This document — QEP_pages_SACS_Handbook_reaffirmation_2010 — provides additional details about the QEP process.

To follow the progress of the QEP topic as it is further explored, refined, and developed, go to the QEP topic development web site.

To read more about the process UMW followed in selecting this topic, go to the QEP topic selection web site.