Welcome to the Quality Enhancement Plan
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 graduation.
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 25, 2016.
- See the TSU QEP 2011 Executive Summary on the SACS website.