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The SACSCOC decennial Reaffirmation of Accreditation requires Clark Atlanta University to submit a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) proposal.  The QEP is a five-year project that addresses a well-defined topic focused on enhancing student learning and/or the learning environment. 

An acceptable QEP must: (1) include a broad-based institutional process identifying key issues emerging from  institutional assessment; (2) focus on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution; (3) demonstrates institutional capability for the initiation, implementation, and completion of the QEP; (4) includes broad-based involvement of the institutional constituencies in the development and proposed implementation of the QEP; and (5) identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement. 

Based on the campus wide feedback from the QEP Topic Suggestion Survey, and in alignment with the university’s mission, vision, and strategic plan, the QEP development committee has identified four broad categories from which the concept papers will be developed. 



As a first step to develop a full QEP proposal, individuals and/or groups are invited to submit a concept paper.  The call for concept papers serves to elicit brief suggestions from University constituents on initiatives that can serve as basis for the QEP. A concept paper should provide a preliminary description of an activity that will have a measurable impact on student learning and/or the learning environment at CAU. The top three concept papers selected will proceed to full research-based proposal for the QEP.


  1. Concept papers must be submitted to the QEP Development Committee via email at cauqep@cau.edu by Monday, October 20, 2014.
  2. Your concept paper must be completed using one of the following formats:
    1. The attached form provided. (Additional references can be attached), or
    2. In a Word Document not to exceed three double-spaced pages (excluding references and the cover page provided). 
  3. For further details on developing a concept paper please review the attached concept paper instruction sheet.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three concepts papers that are selected for a full proposal*.
Prizes include Dinner for 4; A Spa/Golf Package; and a $50 Starbucks Gift Card

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact the QEP Development Committee at cauqep@cau.edu