QEP - Quality Enhancement Plan



After a college-wide vote between four different possible topics, the ACC community has chosen “Digital Fluency for Today’s Jobs” as our QEP topic. You can read more about the winning proposal and watch a video about it by going to the Topic Selection Committee page.

What is a QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an integral component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process and is derived from an institution’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes. It reflects and affirms a commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue the institution considers important to improving student learning outcomes and/or student success. It takes the form of a five year plan with measurable outcomes. 

Why is a QEP important?

The QEP allows the entire college to focus on work that is aimed at improving the student experience. Students benefit because the work should impact them directly. Faculty and Staff benefit because they will communicate with each other and collaborate to support students in valuable ways. The college as a whole should benefit because the QEP must fit into the current strategic plan. It is a unique opportunity to engage in a large-scale project that moves the needle on our continuous improvement efforts.

How Can I Get Involved?

Keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to participate in focus groups to assist in developing the QEP. We'll share these in the FacStaff InfoHub and with Association Presidents when they are available.


  • Topic Selection | January 2021 - September 2021 - COMPLETE!
  • Development | October 2021 - August 2022 - Working now
  • Implementation | September 2022 - August 2027

News & Updates

Check back here for regular updates.

  • January 19 & 20, 2022 - We had our SACSCOC Advisory Visit for the 2023 Reaffirmation. We provided information about where we are in our process with the QEP and received glowing feedback from our SACSCOC VP.  
  • November 5, 2021 - QEP Development Committee had its kickoff meeting - they will meet every two weeks until their work is complete. If you want to share your thoughts with your employee association representative on this committee, please do. You can find our members on the QEP Development Membership List.
  • October 29, 2021 - QEP Development Commitee has been selected, and meeting dates scheduled
  • October 1, 2021 - QEP topic shared at General Assembly - The topic selected through the college-wide vote is “Digital Fluency for Today’s Jobs.”
  • September 14-23, 2021 - College-Wide Voting on four topic finalists.
  • September 14, 2021 - Campus Conversation about College-Wide QEP Voting was held. Watch Recording.
  • July 30, 2021-  The Topic Selection Committee selected four QEP Topic Finalists. The finalists will be included in the collegewide vote.
  • July 27, 2021 - The Topic Selection Committee completed its second round of research and review on the 15 topics.
  • June 7, 2021 - The topic selection committee has evaluated the responses to the QEP survey. You can see some basic results on the topic selection committee page
  • June 4, 2021 - All topics from the AMP and topic suggestion form have been reviewed. 15 topics will now go through our second round of research and consideration. 
  • April 23, 2021 - topic suggestion form and the QEP survey were both closed on schedule
  • April 8, 2021 - Campus Conversation about the QEP was held. Watch Recording
  • March 10, 2021 - QEP survey was opened to collect major themes for consideration
  • January 2021 - topic suggestion form was opened to collect topic proposals