Cleveland Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges. One of the requirements for accreditation is to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
SACS outlines this requirement as follows: "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 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. The QEP should be focused and succinct (no more than seventy-five pages of narrative text and no more than twenty-five pages of supporting documentation or charts, graphs, and tables)." Retrieved from http://sacscoc.org/pdf/2012PrinciplesOfAcreditation.pdf
"Building Futures Through Active Learning: Using Active Learning Strategies to Increase Student Engagement" is Cleveland Community College's QEP, submitted to SACS in 2011.
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