Brightpoint Community College’s institutional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), is committed to advancing educational quality. For Brightpoint to remain accredited, every ten years the college must develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

What is accreditation?

To be able to provide financial aid, enhance transferability to four-year colleges, and assure regulatory authorities that the institution complies with regulations, a college must receive recognition from an institutional accreditor.  Institutions are periodically reviewed to make sure educational standards and regulations continue to be met. Brightpoint is currently going through the reaffirmation of accreditation process.

What is a QEP?

A QEP is required for a Brightpoint to remain accredited. The QEP demonstrates the college’s commitment to continuous improvement of student success. The QEP topic and plan are developed from an institution’s ongoing planning and evaluation processes and includes data-driven and research-based methods.

What is Brightpoint’s QEP?

Our QEP is called, “Plan. Connect. Succeed.” It’s overarching theme is, “Personalized academic plans and help every step of the way.” Through our QEP, Brightpoint wants to develop improved holistic advising practices, leveraging the Navigate application, to help students create academic plans and build connections at the college that will help them successfully complete their programs.

I’m a student at Brightpoint. What does the QEP mean for me?

The QEP is student-centered; it is about you, your classmates and future Brightpoint students. Our QEP is designed to help you:

  • Build an academic plan that will give you clear direction and help you stay on track;
  • Connect with advisors and others at the college who can provide guidance and support, based on your needs, as you move through your plan; and
  • Succeed by giving you the support and resources you need to complete your major and achieve your goals.

Interested in Learning More?

If you would like to find out more about the college’s QEP, we encourage you to take a few minutes to read the plan’s executive summary.