What is a QEP?
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is (The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, p. 8):
- A topic identified through ongoing, comprehensive and evaluation processes
- Has a broad-based support of institutional constituencies
- Focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student successes
- Commits resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP
- Includes a plan to assess achievement
CU Succeed Mission
The mission of CU Succeed is to help ensure each student’s experience is cultivated through attention to students as whole persons within an intimate learning community of peer, staff, and faculty mentors.
CU Succeed Steps:
We believe the relationships built today will directly impact your life and create a lasting legacy for generations to come.
CU Succeed will help students see the benefit of their time, relationships, and education at Cumberland University, as well as foster valuable relationships for a lifetime.
You are known, not just by name, but by your interests, goals, and dreams.
CU Connected will work on improving the already established advising structure at Cumberland University, transforming it into an appreciative advising and mentoring program to connect students, particularly freshmen, to the university environment quickly and positively.
Creating a place for your ideas and dreams to grow into a meaningful career.
CU Thrive will aim to help students, especially sophomores, build connections with faculty members as well as other students in their chosen major to ensure that they have the support to overcome and thrive through the many challenges they may experience during college.
You rise by lifting others.
CU Empowered will have an upperclassman focus, mainly on juniors, and will begin to transition students towards a post-graduation mindset. In particular, this initiative will focus on internship placement, résumé writing, interview training, and other career-related resources that the University’s faculty and staff provide to empower students to take control of their lives.
Rise to your greatest potential and impact the world.
CU Impactful will focus on seniors and moving them into their post-college careers. This initiative will include providing opportunities to work on soft skills such as business dress or etiquette, as well as assisting with job or graduate school placement through the outside connections faculty and staff have. In this way, Cumberland University graduates can successfully transition into their careers and have a positive impact on their communities.
Learn more about our Retention through Community Quality Enhancement Plan.
Main Initiatives for 2020-2021
Revision of the Advising and Registration Format for Incoming Freshman Summer 2020
Virtual Freshman Advisor meetings Fall 2020
Freshman Resilience survey Fall 2020
Advising Module in FSL Fall 2020
Development of Faculty Advisor Handbook Spring 2021
The planning, development, and implementation of CU Succeed would not have been possible without the hard work of the faculty, staff, and students who committed their time and talents to the QEP Committee and the success of the plan.