Elon is in the midst of creating the Writing Excellence Initiative, a major, five-year Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for enhancing the value of an Elon education by significantly enhancing the writing proficiency of all Elon students. We are developing this initiative in the context of a requirement by Elon’s accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Every accredited institution in SACS eleven-state region is required to develop a five-year Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for enhancing some central aspect of its educational program.

We invite you to comment on this tentative plan for our Writing Excellence Initiative by contacting either Peter Felten, Chair of the QEP Committee, or Paul Anderson, Director of Writing Across the University. All suggestion, questions, and criticisms are welcome. You can reach Peter at 6609 or You can contact Paul at 6646 or

Your ideas will be used to revise this draft into Elon's QEP Report for SACS, which we will complete early in the spring 2013 semester. A copy of that report will be posted on this web site by early March.

Peter Felten, Chair
For the Quality Enhancement Plan Committee