Quality Enhancement Plan

Quality Enhancement Plan

"Students Engaged: 

A Culture of Reading, Writing, and Communicating."

     In 2004, the University of Virginia's College at Wise began work on a comprehensive Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that would satisfy requirements for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a regional accrediting body.

     The QEP, which covers the period of fall semester 2006 through fall 2011, will enhance the academic expectations and experience of first year students through:

1.  The initiation of freshmen into a culture of reading, writing and communication through a common reading; an extended liberal arts seminar; and campus programming linked to the reading and the seminar.

2.  A comprehensive first-year experience that includes an extended liberal arts seminar; extended orientation and welcome week; and culminating experiences.


To read the full text of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), click here (pdf).