Quality Enhancement Plan
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a carefully designed course of action that addresses a well-defined and focused challenge related to enhancing student learning, and is part of the reaffirmation of accreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. 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, the mission and the first strategic goal are the driving forces behind CPCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan to aid in the success of first-year, full-time curriculum students.
CPCC’s QEP is STAR:
Success Through Academic Reporting
The goal of the STAR program is to improve the success of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students through enhanced student support and ongoing strategic communication.
Beginning in fall 2014, all first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students will receive specialized updates and reminders that are especially pertinent to first-year students. In addition, faculty will submit STAR alerts for students at two critical points in the semester – within the first three weeks and by the mid-term of 16-week classes – notifying students of their course progress. All CPCC students will receive STAR alerts, but first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students who receive two or more unsatisfactory STAR mid-term alerts will be required to utilize a campus resource recommended specifically for them based on the observations reported in their STAR alerts.
What can you do to support the success of the QEP and the STAR program?
Share information about the STAR program with students, attend STAR-related professional development activities, and provide STAR-related data if requested.
For more information, contact Tracie Clark.