Quality Enhancement Plan

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a component of the reaffirmation process required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). It reflects and affirms Central Piedmont’s commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by developing a formal plan that focuses on an issue the institution considers important to improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success.

What is Central Piedmont’s QEP?

Career Compass will provide intentional career conversations and exploration activities in the first year of curriculum students’ structured advising experience. It will ensure students have the necessary tools to make informed educational and academic program decisions to align to their career goals.

QEP Student Success Goal and Outcomes

Goal: Students will clarify their academic and career path during their first year with these outcomes:

  • Students will explore career information.

  • Students will be confident with their career choice.

  • Students will enroll in a program of study.

How does Career Compass benefit students?

  • taking important introductory courses earlier in the educational journey

  • access to a variety of career explorations activities

  • familiarity with academic advisors assigned in Watermark

  • intentional career discussions will assist with graduating quicker with fewer excess credits

How does Career Compass work?

Students will have three mandatory advising sessions in their first year to help them reach their career goals at Central Piedmont. Advisors will provide career exploration activities to evaluate student progress and to ensure the students’ confidence in their career choice.

In their first semester, students may:

- Take ACA-122 (College Transfer Success). Career-focused activities in ACA-122 include:

• Take the career assessments on Career Coach to learn what programs match their interests.

• Do career research using Career Coach or NC Careers.

• Use the Reality Check tool to learn about cost of living expectations and compare them to potential careers.

- Meet with a career counselor.

- Complete the health careers orientation (required of all pre-health program students).

Set up a job shadowing experience to learn from people employed in the career field of interest.

Complete any assigned tasks in Watermark.