Quality Enhancement Plan
What is a QEP?
A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a part of the reaffirmation process required by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS). The goal of the QEP is to demonstrate MMC's commitment to improving the quality of education and the success of our students.
Our five-year QEP will focus on the use of High Impact Practices: what they are, how they are used, and who will benefit from their use. These HIPs will be infused not only into the core curriculum, but also into the culture of MMC.
What are our goals?
The QEP specifies three goals to enhance the learning environment and posits that doing so will support the fourth goal - to enhance student success. The goals are to:
1. Increase the number and types of HIPs that support the learning outcomes of the QEP,
2. Increase participation in HIPs, particularly by students in historically underserved groups; and
3. Enhance student capabilities as life-long learners, through improvements in the learning environment, as evidenced by performance on the National Survey of Student Engagement’s (NSSE) ten engagement indicators and on the Personal Social Responsibility Inventory’s (PSRI) five dimensions of personal and social responsibility, and the factors of critical thinking and openness to diversity and challenges, and surveys of Tendency Toward Lifetime Learning and perseverance.
The QEP specifies one goal related to overall student success. The goal is to:
4. Contribute to the increase in the college’s student retention and graduation rates by increasing the number of HIPs available to students.
Entitled #impACT, our plan aims to infuse HIPs into the core curriculum, as well as the culture at MMC.
High Impact Practices (HIPS) are evidence-based tools for improving student success.
Preparing a QEP takes plenty of research. Click below to learn more about the resources we used to establish MMC's QEP.