First Year Students, PCC will help you Focus On Success with QEP, the Quality Enhancement Plan.
QEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan. The QEP is a required initiative that outlines a new, long-term program chosen by a college to enhance learning for its students. A QEP is designed to complement a college’s existing programs to improve the college’s learning environment, strengthen student learning outcomes, and support the mission of the institution.
The QEP is a required part of re-accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the body that accredits PCC. Without SACS accreditation, your PCC degree would not be as valuable to you or as recognized by future employers and graduate programs.
PCC’s QEP is a five-year plan to improve the learning environment and increase student learning focusing efforts on a First Year Experience program. The name of the program is Focus on Success (FOS).
The First Year Experience of college students was commonly identified through analysis of data solicited from faculty, staff, students, and the general public as an area to concentrate efforts to enhance successful student outcomes. Focus on Success has been adopted as the theme for PCC’s First Year Experience efforts.
The purpose of “Focus on Success” is to improve student academic success and persistence through the creation of a First Year Program. “Focus on Success” will focus on three goals that are directly related to three components contained in the First Year Program:
Connect and engage students to academic resources and programs
Engage students in planning and integrating career and educational goals
Provide students with skills to effectively function in the college environment
The “Focus on Success” program will be for the first year student. The first year student is described as incoming freshmen:
How can I learn more about PCC’s QEP “Focus on Success”?
Contact Neil Callahan
252-249-1851 × 3042.