Quality Enhancement Plan - Coastal Carolina University
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The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an important part of Coastal Carolina University's (CCU) reaffirmation of accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The QEP is described in standard 7.2:

The institution has a QEP that (a) has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes; (b) has broad-based support of institutional constituencies; (c) focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success; (d) commits resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP; and (e) includes a plan to assess achievement. 

QEP Topic Selection Timeline

The following outlines the proposed timeline for the selection of the QEP topic. The timeline starts with a call for proposals from the greater CCU community in Fall 2019 and culminates by nominating one topic to President DeCenzo in May of 2020.

The following deliverables will be submitted and considered by the QEP Topic Selection Committee:

Pre-Proposal Summary —  This summary will consist of a form that clearly identifies a topic; demonstrated potential for broad-based support from institutional constituencies; identification of student learning and/or student success that is supported by the proposal; identification of data to support this need; and a plan to assess the proposal.

Full Proposal — The QEP Topic Selection Committee will select a subset of pre-proposal summaries for further development into a full proposal. The full proposals, written by the original proposers, will expand on the original pre-proposal by providing supporting data to demonstrate the need for improvement related to the student learning and/or student success; a detailed description of the assessment plan; and other further supporting discussion.

Presentations — The QEP Topic Selection Committee will select a subset of full proposals and invite the proposer to give a public presentation. These presentations will provide the relevant constituents the opportunity to learn specific details related to the proposal and ask questions. These presentations will be available online after all presentations have been completed. 

Item  Announced  Due by  Reviewed By Committee
Pre-Proposal Summaries Monday
October 14, 2019 
November 11, 2019 (8:00 a.m.)
November 18, 2019 
Full Proposals Monday
November 18, 2019 
January 13, 2020 (11:59 p.m.)
January 27, 2020 
Presentations Monday
January 27, 2020 
Tuesday, February 25 and
Thursday, February 27 
Feedback by Constituents Friday
February 28, 2020 
March 18, 2020 
March 23, 2020 
Final selection of topic  ----  ----   Monday
April 27, 2020 


The feedback from constituents will be collected using a yet to be determined method.

A final QEP project recommendation from the Project Selection Committee will be presented to President DeCenzo no later than by Friday, May 15, 2020.