What is a Quality Enhancement Plan?

The Quality Enhancement Plan is a component of SACSCOC's decennial comprehensive review for reaffirmation of accreditation. The QEP is a program or initiative focused on improving student learning and/or student success and reflects the university's commitment to continually enhancing institutional quality and effectiveness. The QEP is implemented over a period of five years.  

Bobcats FIRST

In the spring semester of 2022, GCSU embarked on our QEP topic selection process. A campus-wide call for proposals and series of votes to narrow down the topics resulted in the selection of Bobcats FIRST: Focusing on Inner Resilience and Skills to Thrive, a plan centered on student mental health and wellbeing.

Bobcats FIRST focuses on four domains of wellbeing that contribute to overall mental health: emotional, physical, social, and intellectual. These domains were derived from the Eight Dimensions of Wellness and reflect the areas of attention GCSU students need to thrive during college and beyond.

QEP Development Team

Dr. Cara Smith, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Emily Jarvis, AVP for Student Health and Wellbeing
Dr. Chris Ferland, AVP for Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Rachel Pope, Health Educator
Dr. Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Jan Hoffmann, Professor of Rhetoric