As part of the reaffirmation process, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) requires that each member institution develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
The QEP is a plan to improve student learning or the environment that supports student learning. It is a five-year action plan that an institution develops using broad-based involvement of its constituents: students, faculty, staff, administrators and local community.
The QEP describes how the institution's constituents will come together throughout the QEP process to create and direct the plan. This collaboration is an integral part of a successful QEP.
The first step of the process is to select a mission-oriented topic or issue that has been identified, by means of assessment, as needing improvement.
Based on survey data, Tarrant County College District (TCCD) selected improving students' critical thinking skills as its QEP theme. Currently, TCCD is defining and focusing this theme into an operational topic.
The next step is to develop a detailed five-year action plan proposal to present to SACS-COC in August 2013. At this time, TCCD is in the development phase of its QEP.
During the SACS-COC site visit scheduled for October 2013, the TCCD community will demonstrate its commitment to the implementation of the proposal.
After receiving SACS-COC approval of the proposal, TCCD will fully implement its QEP and at the end of the fifth year will report outcome data to SACS-COC (estimated to occur in early Fall semester of 2018).
Tramaine Anderson, Instructor of History
Angela Chilton, Associate Professor of English
Maureen Hockenberger, Instructor of Sociology
Karl (Des) Robinson, Associate Professor of Psychology
Trinity River Campus
Macario (Ben) Romero, Assistant Professor of English
Jill Pool, Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan
Updated January 3, 2013