Augusta University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Every ten years, SACSCOC requires universities to undergo comprehensive review to reaffirm accreditation. Augusta University’s next reaffirmation will take place in December 2026. At that time, the university will submit a Compliance Certification document in September 2025 and a new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) in January 2026. The QEP is a way for the university to have a positive impact on student learning outcomes and success. According to SACSCOC (2018), the QEP

is derived from the 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 that the institution considers important to improving student learning outcomes and/or student success.

When it submits its plan document, the institution must demonstrate that the QEP:

1.  Has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes;

2.  Has broad-based support of institutional constituencies;

3.  Focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success;

4.  [Has] resources [committed] to initiate, implement and complete the QEP;

5.  Includes a plan to assess achievement (SACSCOC, 2018).

As noted above, a successful QEP is one that is informed by institutional planning and student learning outcome data. It should also have the support of the campus community and take into account student, faculty, and staff experiences, perceptions, and priorities. Without campus support, a QEP will not achieve its goals. That’s where you come in—your voice matters.

Timeline

February 26, 2024
3:00-5:00pm

Presentation and Discussion with Augusta University Faculty Senate

March 5, 2024
7:00pm

Presentation and Discussion with Augusta University Student Government Association

March 6, 2024
12:00-1:00 and 5:30-6:30

QEP Focus Group Discussion with Augusta University Alumni and Employers

March 12, 2024
12:00-2:00pm

QEP Focus Group Discussion with the Faculty Development Subcommittee of the Augusta University Faculty Senate

March 12, 2024
5:30pm

Presentation and Discussion with the Augusta University Graduate Student Government Association

March 13, 2024
5:30-6:30pm

QEP Focus Group Discussion with Enrollment and Student Affairs Student Advisory Council

March 27, 2024
12:00-1:00pm

QEP Focus Group Discussion with Academic Department Chairs

April 2, 2024
2:30-3:30pm

QEP Focus Group Discussion with Leadership 2000 Class

April 23, 2024
11:00-11:30am

QEP Focus Group Discussion with Augusta University Dean's Council

April 25, 2024
12:00-1:00pm

Town Hall with Augusta University Faculty Senate

Feedback

Feedback Tool

This tool allows AU faculty, staff, students, and alumni to provide feedback on the Quality Enhancement Plan. Click here to access the survey.