Office of SACS-Quality Enhancement Programs

As part of the Office of the Provost, the Office of SACS-Quality Enhancement Programs oversees the planning, implementation, and reporting of the University’s SACS-Quality Enhancement Plan according to SACSCOC accreditation guidelines and requirements and in collaboration with university governing bodies, faculty, staff, and students.  The department serves as the administrative umbrella for the initiatives of the SACS-designated Quality Enhancement Plan.  In addition, the department works with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to ensure the University is in compliance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements.

The University selected Finding a Voice: Improving Oral and Written Competencies as its SACS-designated QEP in 2006 and submitted the QEP Impact Report in March 2012 as part of the Fifth-Year Interim Report.  SACS accepted the report, noting the University’s use of best practices in enhancing and assessing oral and written communications.  More information about Finding a Voice is available on this site via the links to the left (QEP: Finding a Voice), including the planning document and Impact Report.   The University is now engaged in the process of selecting a new SACSCOC-designated Quality Enhancement Plan as part of the 2016 Reaffirmation of Accreditation.  Please check this site regularly for updates regarding the topic selection process.

To contact this office with questions or suggestions, please contact the Director using the e-mail links and other information provided.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Julie Howdeshell, Ph.D.
Director of Quality Enhancement

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." - Willa Foster