The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an important part of the reaffirmation of accreditation process for the College. Each institution that is reaffirming its accreditation is required to develop a five-year plan to improve student learning or the learning environment at the institution. The development of an institution's QEP is to be a school-wide effort and have broad-based support of the College's stakeholders.
The Holmes Community College QEP entitled Map Your Journey! addresses key obstacles that students encounter in the early stages of their academic careers such as financial aid difficulties. Connecting long-term academic planning to viable career paths is important for accomplishing the educational journey. A centralized facility known as the Holmes Trek Center will serve students in a supportive environment, nurture personalized education paths, and foster lifelong learning. The Trek Center focuses on improving the overall quality of students by providing a resource for academic and career coaching with long term planning to prepare students for success.
Trek Coordinators operate the Trek Center and provide additional student support services by connecting students with appropriate staff personnel, presenting various informative workshops, and offering personal assessment opportunities. These students will also be given the opportunity to enroll in LLS 1321 Career Exploration to receive additional concentrated coaching to ensure the success of attaining good financial/academic standing, selecting a program of study to develop a curriculum plan, and achieving gainful employment upon graduation.
Holmes Trek Centers are at the following locations: