There is an acronym you will be hearing a lot about in the coming days on the campuses of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, QEP.
QEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan and is an integral part of the accreditation process, emphasizing the college’s commitment to continuous improvement. The QEP addresses a single, specific issue that can help strengthen and improve student success. The SKCTC QEP is centered on advising.
The plan, titled Anchor-Firmly Anchored by Consistent and Continuous Advising, is designed to increase student access to educational opportunities, resources and one on one advising assistance.
As part of the initiative, advisors will set up an individual graduation plan for students, which plots out a two-year plan that will help them graduate on time, costing them less money in the long run. Faculty members will also use the computer program Starfish to help them keep up with their student’s progress, allowing them to determine problem areas and to address them before they become a major issue.
Administrators hope the QEP, titled Anchor-Firmly Anchored by Consistent and Continuous Advising, will help students be more active and involved in the degree seeking process.
If you are interested in learning more about this new objective, campus leaders will be hosting informational sessions from on each campus on the following dates: Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon, Cumberland campus; Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, Harlan; Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pineville; Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Middlesboro.
There is also a special section on the Southeast website you can log on to. It can be found at www.southeast.kctcs.edu/About/Anchor.
Administrators say the plan will be fully implemented by the fall 2017 semester.