Quality Enhancement Plan
QEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan. Southern Adventist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC), which requires us to submit a QEP as part of our 2022 accreditation reaffirmation. SACS expects the QEP to "enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue or issues the institution considers important to improving student learning." Because of Southern's longstanding commitment to student well-being, this QEP was decided to properly represent Southern in the upcoming accreditation. Southern Adventist University selected "Living in Balance: Healthy Minds" as the QEP topic for the 2022 accreditation cycle.
What is Southern’s current QEP?
The Healthy Minds QEP started in August 2022 and will continue through the 2026-27 school year. This 5-year, campus-wide initiative is focused on mental health and the goals are to lower student psychological distress and stress while increasing psychological well-being. The plan includes curricular content in four key courses, as well as campus-wide events and mental health programming.
Make sure to note our mental health programming here