What is a QEP? A Quality Enhancement Plan is a significant effort that SACSCOC-accredited colleges undertake each ten years to improve some aspect of student learning. The plan helps enhance student learning at OFTC by identifying a need or an area that presents opportunities for improvement to help students achieve their educational goals.
What is OFTC’s QEP topic? “Reading Transforms”
What is SACSCOC? The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for degree-granting institutions of higher education in the Southern states of the U.S. Every 10 years, SACSCOC evaluates OFTC on a variety of standards to reaffirm accreditation, as it does with all its participating institutions.
What is accreditation and why is it important? Accreditation is a way to assure that an educational institution is offering a quality education. The process includes research-based evaluation of the institution’s programs. SACSCOC lists the standards they require on their website, www.sacscoc.org.
Accreditation is one way in which OFTC demonstrates quality to students, parents, and the community. Because OFTC is regionally accredited by SACSCOC, our students are eligible for federal financial aid. SACSCOC accreditation creates a pathway for students to have advanced educational opportunities.
When will the QEP be implemented? Beginning in Fall 2021, OFTC will implement strategies to improve reading comprehension skills of all students.