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What is King University’s Quality Enhancement Plan?

BRISTOL, Tenn., Jan 24, 2018 – You may have heard mentioned around King University’s campuses the term QEP, and wondered what it is and why it should be important to you. QEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan, and it is an evolving, perpetual, student-centric plan focused on the improvement of students’ academic writing.

King University is dedicated to having a quality, rigorous academic foundation enabling and empowering students to develop skills to be successful both academically and in future endeavors including graduate school and their careers. Additionally, an extraordinarily important piece of the accreditation guidelines is that, with broad-based involvement, King will maintain, execute, measure, and progress the Quality Enhancement Plan. King’s regional accreditation is by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

“The QEP process will continue to evolve over time; there isn’t a finish line for the Quality Enhancement Plan. The path may change over the years as we collect data, assess, and revise; however, the QEP will remain an integral part of King’s academics,” said Rhonda Morgan, RN, DNP, MSN, associate professor for King’s School of Nursing and chair of the QEP marketing/communication sub-committee.

Julie McReynolds, assistant dean of Student Engagement, said, “Students will be participating in focus groups, providing feedback on the program. There are several sub-committees working on different aspects of the implementation of the plan; students have a presence in each of these groups in a formal structure.”

“If someone at King was asked, ‘What is QEP,’ they will be able to respond: ‘to improve students’ writing ability in the classroom, and secondarily, to improve writing experiences outside the classroom,” said Morgan.

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King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.