Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

What is a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)?

The Quality Enhancement Plan or QEP is a multi-year project to improve an important aspect of student learning through broad-based involvement and is a requirement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

What is St. Philip's College QEP?

Ethical Decision–Making is the topic chosen by St. Philip’s College constituents: students, faculty, staff, administrators and external advisory committee members as each of these groups gave input to our selected topic. The logo was chosen by popular vote.

What aspects of learning do we want to emphasize?

QEP FOCUS STATEMENT: Ethical Decision–Making is the ability to connect values and choices to actions and consequences.

QEP GOAL: Students engage in specific measurable academic activities to enhance their ethical decision–making skills.


  1. Values: Students gain skills to assess their own values.
  2. Ethical Issues: Students identify and are knowledgeable of ethical issues.
  3. Perspectives: Students analyze various ethical perspectives.

Who is involved?

The Ethical Decision-Making QEP requires a collaborative effort from everyone in order to be successful. The plan involves staff and faculty facilitated learning activities for students.

The process of Ethical Decision-Making

  1. Stop and think to determine the facts.
  2. Identify options.
  3. Consider consequences for yourself and others.
  4. Make an ethical choice and take appropriate action.

Contact Information

QEP Director:
Liz Castillo
Director of Student Success
QEP Director:
Dr. Jude Thomas (Tom) Manzo
Professor, Communications & Learning