What is the LOC Quality Enhancement Plan?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an integral component of the reaffirmation process and is derived from an institution’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes. In general, QEPs are expected to focus on improving student learning and/or student success.  

The QEP is a document developed by the institution that (1) has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes; (2) has broad-based support of institutional constituencies; (3) focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success; (4) commits resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP; and (5) includes a plan to assess achievement.  





The College’s selection of LOC Magicians S.O.A.R (Student Orientation, Student Advising, Student Retention), as its QEP topic iterates the College’s commitment to improving outcomes in the areas of planning, initiating, and sustaining student success. 

LOC Magicians S.O.A.R has three (3) goals and six (6) student success outcomes as defined below:  

QEP Goal I: Preparing for Success- Student Orientation: To enhance collegiate awareness, share LeMoyne-Owen College’s customs, and introduce sustaining tools and services needed for success.  

 QEP Goal II: Equipping for Success- Student Advising: To cultivate a modernized student advising model that connects enrollment to the student success experience in person and virtually.  

 QEP Goal III: Sustaining Success- Student Retention: To improve persistence of students from freshman to sophomore year by incorporating strategies and activities that support retention.  

 Broad-Based Support of Institutional Constituencies 

The QEP touches everyone: Faculty, staff, students, board members, alumni, and specific community leaders and organizations.  





Orientation – A variety of events to welcome students to the college and share the real essence of why LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC) is the college for undecided and LOC’d (Locked) in students.  

Advising – An opportunity to provide college students insight on navigating their academic program of study and managing their social and personal lives.  

Retention– The measure and impact of normal progression of first year, first time students enrolled consistently from fall to fall.