Quality Enhancement Plan

Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) mission statement and first strategic goal emphasize the importance of keeping student success as the central focus of College initiatives; therefore, STAR, CPCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan, was developed to improve student success.

STAR: Success Through Academic Reporting

As of fall 2014, CPCC students began receiving STAR alerts/interventions. Faculty submit STAR alerts for students at two critical points in the semester – within the first three weeks and by the mid-term to notify students of their class progress. In addition, all first-time, full-time, degree-seeking (FFD) students receive enhanced student support and ongoing strategic communication, such as campus reminders and resource referrals, from the STAR Student Success Coach.  During the 2014 – 2018 academic years, the College will conduct a longitudinal study of the FFD students to assess the impact of the semester progress reporting system and the strategic communication on their academic progress, retention, and degree completion.

What can you do to support the success of the STAR program?

Students – Check your CPCC email for your STAR intervention emails to stay up-to-date on your progress and follow up with any resources recommended for you.

Faculty and Staff – Share information about the STAR program with members of the campus community, attend STAR-related professional development activities, and provide STAR-related data if requested.

For more information on QEPs from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, you can visit http://www.sacscoc.org/genaccproc.asp.