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What is a QEP?

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is (The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, p. 8):

  1. A topic identified through ongoing, comprehensive and evaluation processes
  2. Has a broad-based support of institutional constituencies
  3. Focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student successes
  4. Commits resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP
  5. 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:

CU Succeed

We believe the relationships built today will directly impact your life and create a lasting legacy for generations to come.

CU Succeed

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.

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CU Connected

You are known, not just by name, but by your interests, goals, and dreams.

CU Connected

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.

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CU Thrive

Creating a place for your ideas and dreams to grow into a meaningful career.

CU Thrive

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.

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CU Empowered

You rise by lifting others.

CU Empowered

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.

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CU Impactful

Rise to your greatest potential and impact the world.

CU Impactful

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.

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More Information

Learn more about our Retention through Community Quality Enhancement Plan.

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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

Our Committee

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.

Contacts

Abby Pitts

CU Succeed Director

apitts@cumberland.edu

615-453-6344

Tracy Anderson

CU Succeed Assistant Director

tanderson@cumberland.edu

615-453-6343