About the Quality Enhancement Plan Process

Georgia Tech is seeking input, feedback, and ideas from faculty, staff, and students to select a topic for its next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a key part of the Institute’s reaffirmation of accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  

As defined by SACSCOC, the Institute’s new QEP must be a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined topic or issue related to enhancing student learning and student success. Georgia Tech’s next QEP topic will be tied closely to the Transformative Teaching and Learning goals identified in the Institute strategic plan.  

In January and February 2023, members of the campus community are invited to contribute to a variety of engagement and ideation activities around the new QEP. A final topic will be selected in April 2023. Once a topic is selected, a QEP Development and Implementation Committee will be formed. 

Quality Enhancement Plan Co-chairs: 

  • Laurence Jacobs, Senior Vice Provost for Education and Learning 
  • Steven Girardot, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education 

QEP Topic Selection Committee

The QEP Topic Selection Committee is comprised of representation from across the Georgia Tech community.

  • Shatakshee Dhongde, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts  
  • Luoluo Hong, Vice President for Student Engagement & Well-Being, Division of Student Engagement & Well-Being  
  • Javier Irizarry, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Building Construction, College of Design  
  • Aisha Johnson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Outreach, Georgia Tech Library  
  • David Joyner, Executive Director, Online Education & OMSCS, College of Computing  
  • Loraine Phillips, Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness, Office of the Provost  
  • Hunter Richardson, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Undergraduate SGA 
  • Carrie Shepler, Assistant Dean for Teaching Effectiveness, College of Sciences  
  • Mitchell Walker, John W. Young Chair and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering  
  • Kate Williams, Assistant Director for TA Development and Future Faculty Initiatives, Center for Teaching and Learning  
  • Craig Womack, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Scheller College of Business  
  • Juana Cunningham (ex officio), Senior Consultant, Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting 
  • Daniel J. Lyczak (ex officio), Data Scientist, Institutional Research & Planning 
  • Cara-Joy Wong (ex officio), Program and Portfolio Manager, Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Education and Learning, Office of the Provost  

QEP Topic Selection Timeline

January – February 2023: Committee collects input from campus. 

February – March 2023: Committee reviews input, decides on a topic, and writes draft outline for Provost McLaughlin.  

March 2023: Review and revision period.  

Late March 2023: Final outline of the QEP topic submitted to Provost McLaughlin.  

Early April: Committee co-chairs announce the QEP topic/focus to campus. 

Spring and Summer 2023: QEP Implementation Committee formed and begins work. 


More on the timeline:  

Visit Georgia Tech’s Office of Academic Effectiveness to see the 2022-2025 SACSCOC reaffirmation timeline.  

Campus Engagement

As the QEP process moves forward, there will be many opportunities for the campus community to provide input and feedback. We will host town halls and open forums, and there will be an online feedback form. 

One-page concept paper submissions will be accepted as part of the Spring 2023 QEP topic selection process. 

Topic feedback and / or concept paper submissions will be accepted through the same online feedback form.

Online Feedback Form


Town Hall Schedule

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023  

9-10 a.m. 

Peachtree Room, John Lewis Student Center

Open to all Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students.


Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023  

2-3 p.m.

Peachtree Room, John Lewis Student Center

Open to all Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students.