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Ideas Being Accepted for Auburn Student Learning Initiative; New ‘QEP’ Part of SACS Accreditation Process

AUBURN – In 2013, Auburn will be considered for reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS. Since Auburn’s last reaffirmation in 2004, the Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, has been added to SACS requirements as a project focusing on ways to improve student learning.

“The development of a QEP involves the entire campus community,” said Drew Clark, director of institutional research and assessment, and chair of the SACS reaffirmation process for Auburn University. “It is so critical to the accreditation process that SACS will want to see a completely developed plan identifying the human, physical and financial resources needed to implement the plan, and will require tracking and evaluation strategies to monitor progress.”

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