Keep The P.A.C.E – Personalized Advising for Career Excellence
What is the Quality Enhancement Plan?
Every ten years, colleges accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) go through a process for reaffirmation of accreditation. For accreditation purposes, SACSCOC requires colleges and universities to engage in a broad-based self-study and discovery process to identify and become involved in a “plan” that will enhance overall student learning and/or learning environment at the institution. This Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a five-year project that should become part of the college’s culture.
What is PCC’s Plan?
Piedmont Community College’s QEP, Keep The PACE, addresses how to improve student success by implementing a centralized and proactive advising model which anticipates student challenges and provides targeted interventions from the point of application to graduation.
Identifying Key Issues
PCC’s faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community, reviewed the institutional data and engaged in discussion groups, listening forums, and surveys to identify topics aligned with the College’s strategic plan. While a number of issues emerged during this phase, of most concern to faculty and staff were the challenges around centralized advising.
SACSCOC Leadership Team
Dean, Public Safety and Human Services
Dr. Barbara Buchanan
Vice President, Instruction
Assistant to the President/Faculty
Dr. Michele Mathis
Director, Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness
Vice President, Administrative Services/CFO
Coordinator/Instructor, Human Services
Administrative Assistant, Vice President, Advancement & Communications
Dr. Shelly Stone-Moye
Vice President, Student Development
Vice President, Advancement & Communications
Dean, Enrollment Services