Our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is called “E3: Engage, Enrich, Empower”, and it’s all about improving the first-year experience. The QEP is an important part of our re-accreditation process, but it is also a significant opportunity for Craven Community College to examine our processes and help our students achieve success. Craven has created a plan to improve the first-year experience based on a lot of research and evaluation.
Philosophy of the First Year
Craven Community College believes the first-year experience is critical to the academic success and personal growth of our students as it is the foundation upon which future educational endeavors are built. Craven is committed to creating a comprehensive first-year experience program that integrates students into the college community as engaged learners and participants in campus life and facilitates their transition to college.
To reach this goal, we are committed to creating:
- A welcoming environment both inside and outside of the classroom that is sensitive to individual needs, backgrounds and experiences of all first-year students.
- Connections across campus and points of contact for students with faculty, staff, and experienced students.
- A vibrant student learning community that challenges and inspires students to actively engage in learning, achieve their maximum potential and become independent, lifelong learners.
The college recognizes this commitment obligates all members of the Craven community to cooperatively and intentionally structure their programs, activities and services to promote first-year success.
Foundations of Excellence
Craven Community College was one of 22 two-year institutions nationwide selected to participate in Foundations of Excellence® in the First College Year for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Foundations of Excellence program is a comprehensive, year-long self-study program of assessment that is used by colleges and universities to develop and refine their overall approach to educating first-year students.