Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

A multi-year plan to improve specific student learning outcomes.

Every 10 years, TCU must be reaffirmed and reaccredited by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). A requirement of this process is to develop and implement a multi-year Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) focused on improving specific student learning outcomes by committing resources to initiate, implement, complete and assess the plan, with broad-based support from students, faculty, staff, alumni and board leadership.

The subject of TCU’s Quality Enhancement Plan is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Essential Competency in the core curriculum, a skill set approved by the Student Government Association in 2018 and Faculty Assembly in 2020 as: “TCU graduates will demonstrate the skills to communicate and engage with and across diverse communities and identities through an understanding of the dynamics of power, privilege, and difference.”

This QEP supports the  Vision in Action: Lead On  Strategic Plan, specifically Goal No. 3: Strengthen the TCU Experience and Campus Culture: Foster a diverse and inclusive university for all.

The Provost and the QEP Leadership Team decided to utilize the resources allotted to the Quality Enhancement Plan to advance the DEI Essential Competency to support TCU’s effort to become a diverse and inclusive university for all. The resources will support the leadership team, faculty professional development, evidence-based practices to achieve student learning outcomes, and formative and summative measures to assess student learning.

Enrich intellectual exchange


STEP ONE: TCU QEP Leadership Team identifies 3 viable topics around DEI Essential Competency, carefully assessing and establishing evidence for the desired student learning outcomes and required instructor professional development.


Nurture relations with surrounding communities


STEP TWO: Those 3 topics are presented to faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters to survey their feedback.



Stimulate new ideas


STEP THREE: The Leadership Team reviews the feedback and chooses the one final topic to be implemented over the next five years.