NC State is kicking off the pre-proposal phase for the 2024-2029 Quality Enhancement Plan

Dear NC State community, 

The 2024 SACSCOC Reaffirmation Steering Committee is pleased to invite the NC State community to participate in the development of pre-proposals for the university’s 2024-2029 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The QEP is an integral component of NC State’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Reaffirmation of Accreditation process. It reflects and affirms a commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue NC State considers important to improving student success. The topic of the QEP may be something that is already underway, or it may represent a new initiative. 

2024 Reaffirmation: A Focus on Student Success

Student success will be the focus of NC State’s new QEP. NC State characterizes student success as the ability to succeed academically, professionally and personally, to embrace a commitment to lifelong learning, and to become informed, engaged, job-ready and productive members of society (adapted from the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) Strategic Plan). There are many aspects of student success. Nationally, institutions of higher education track student success outcomes like matriculation, retention and graduation. NC State measures many student success outcomes, including those identified in our Performance Agreement with the UNC System Office and metrics that are unique to our campus and student population. 

Visit the QEP website for more information about student success at NC State and details on NC State’s previous QEP, TH!NK, which focused on general education and instructional strategies to develop students’ critical and creative thinking skills. Given the success of TH!NK, the current call for pre-proposals is not intended to re-engineer the General Education Program. 

Call for Pre-Proposals

The overall QEP proposal process will be conducted in two phases: the pre-proposal phase, which is officially kicking off today, followed by a full proposal development phase in spring 2022. To learn more about the pre-proposal process, visit the QEP website for background information for preparing a pre-proposal, components of a pre-proposal and the selection process timeline. Pre-proposal submissions are due by midnight on Friday, January 14, 2022.

QEP Informational Workshops

Provost Arden and the QEP Planning Team will host informational workshops on Friday, November 19, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and Thursday, December 9, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., to provide an overview and answer questions about the QEP planning process. The workshops will be delivered in person and will be accessible via Zoom. Attendance at a workshop is not required, but is highly recommended for individuals who are considering submitting a pre-proposal. At these workshops, you will learn more about the importance of the QEP in improving student success, the elements of a strong pre-proposal, the rubric that will be used to evaluate pre-proposals, and how to submit a pre-proposal. Register for a pre-proposal workshop via REPORTER or by emailing

If you have questions regarding the QEP planning process, the scope of the pre-proposal and/or student success as it relates to the development of the pre-proposal, please contact


Warwick A. Arden
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Co-Chair SACSCOC Reaffirmation Steering Committee

Fashaad Crawford
Vice Provost for Assessment and Accreditation
Co-Chair SACSCOC Reaffirmation Steering Committee

Doneka R. Scott
Vice Chancellor and Dean, Division of Academic and Student Affairs

Katharine Stewart
Senior Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

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