The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a part of the reaffirmation process directed by the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools (SACS), the regional accrediting body for higher education. The SACS 2011
QEP, Literacy: Promoting Excellence in Learning, is a unique opportunity for Texas
Southern University to accomplish the mission of the institution and support student
learning by focusing on the core competencies of information and communication literacy.
The implementation of the QEP includes broad-based involvement of institutional constituencies
and represents a commitment by the university to improve the first-year academic
experience in meaningful and measurable ways. The intended consequences of the QEP
are improved knowledge and skills in information and communication literacy, improved
academic achievement in freshman year, and improved retention and progress toward
Accreditation : What is SACSCOC?
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Colleges(SACSCOC) is the regional body for the accreditation of higher education institutions in the
southern United States and Latin America. Texas Southern University is accredited
by SACS to award bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees. Reaffirmation
of accreditation occurs every 10 years and is critical to our university's reputation
and ability to access federal grants, such as funding for student financial aid.
The SACSCOC Board of Trustees reaffirmed the accreditation of Texas Southern University
on December 5, 2011. The TSU QEP Fifth-Year Interim Report is due to SACSCOC on March
- See the TSU QEP 2011 Executive Summary on SACS website.