Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2013

Reaffirmation of Accreditation is like the University's biggest final exam.

Accreditation means the university has:

  • a mission appropriate to higher education
  • the resources, programs, and services to accomplish and sustain that mission
  • clearly specified educational objectivesthat are consistent with its mission and that are appropriate to the degrees it offers
  • and success in achieving its stated objectives

The University last achieved accreditation in 2003 and is required to reaffirm accreditation every 10 years.

A Quick Guide to the QEP

  • Who? Students and faculty developed proposals for the QEP.
  • What? The theme of the QEP is "Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian Students"
  • When? The reaccreditation board (SACSCOC) will be visiting campus in Spring 2013.
  • Where? On Appalachian State University's campus!
  • Why? To achieve reaffirmation of accreditation so that ASU can remain an accredited university.

QEP Timeline

  • November 6-9: Off-site review of Compliance Certification by SACSCOC peer reviewers
  • Spring 2013: Submit Focused Report
  • Spring 2013: Submit QEP
  • Spring 2013: On-site review of ASU by peer committee
  • December 10, 2013: Reaffirmation of Accreditation during SACSCOC Annual Meeting

Want To Learn More?

Contact the QEP team at

For more information about accreditation, contact SACSCOC by calling (404) 679-4500.

If you would like to have QEP ambassadors speak at your club meeting, contact us at

QEP Global Learning


For more information, call
The Office of the QEP at
828-262-8095 or email

Dr. Garner Dewey
Director of the QEP

Ms. Terri Lockwood
Director of Programs

Or send general questions and requests to: