Quality Enhancement Plan


Quality Enhancement Plan

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a key component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  In conjunction with the 2015 reaffirmation process, Collin College's QEP theme is

"There's a Map For That!"

The QEP focuses on helping students take charge of their own educational journey with guidance from faculty coaches, advising professionals, and integrated software.

The following initiatives have now been fully implementated and integrated as a part of the QEP:

  • The new Advising Syllabus is being used in the advising process as a tool that clearly outlines the learning outcomes for students as they work with their advisor.
  • The Clear Pathways initiative outlines the four steps (on the Collin homepage) to registration to channel students through an appropriate pathway as soon as they start their college career at Collin.
  • CougarCompass, the new degree audit software, gives students at Collin access to a user-friendly system that allows them to track their own program.
  • The Advising Space Redesign has created a better overall advising environment for staff and students.
  • The QEP continues to provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff who are involved in the academic planning process with students.

Now, in our fifth year of the QEP, the team is focused on finalizing the integration of the Academic Planning Coach Program. This year the following changes will help ensure a successful integration:

  • Faculty Recruitment, Coordination, and Communication will be led by three Faculty Coach Liaisons.
  • Student Recruitment, Coordiantion, and Communication will be led by the Associate Dean of Enrollment Services at the Frisco Campus and the QEP Coordinator; by the end of this year leadership of this piece will be transferred to Student and Enrollment Services

Contact Us:
Lacy Castleman, QEP Coordinator
Dr. Diana Hopes, Dean of Academic Services