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QEP Rolls Out Reconstructed Orientation Course

As part of the College’s reaccreditation process instituted by SACS-COC, the Quality Enhancement Plan team will be offering a newly remodeled Orientation course in the fall.

QEP Rolls Out Reconstructed Orientation Course

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Tue Apr 21, 2020

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As part of the College’s reaccreditation process instituted by SACS-COC, the Quality Enhancement Plan team will be offering a newly remodeled Orientation course in the fall. In 2018, the team’s research showed the need to focus on student engagement, student success, and retention. As announced in a pep rally during the Fall 2019 semester, “ROAD to Success” (Revitalizing Orientation, Advising and Development of Faculty) was established as the team’s topic for institutional improvement.

The refreshed course, labeled LLS 1311 Orientation, has been modified to focus on the student’s development of a career plan. In this plan, students will decide what classes they will need to take at Coahoma Community College to gain employment in their desired profession. According to QEP director Glynda Duncan, the course ensures student exposure to skills needed to become successful in life, not just college life.

The plan begins with an electronic Choices assessment that will aid students in choosing the right major. The second stage requires that they meet with a designated advisor to discuss the results of the Choices assessment. Lastly, students will present their career plan in the form of a project. Advisors will help students make any necessary modifications to their career plans.

The course will also provide lectures from guest facilitators. While the course only allows two absences, absence does not excuse them from an assignment.

An online Early Alert System has been implemented to warn of needed intervention for students on the brink of failing classes.

“All students can benefit from knowing how to manage money and their time, but students need to especially know to be accountable to others as well as themselves,” says Duncan.

“Learning how to interact with adults as well as peers and learning in-depth social issues helps all of us learn to be more tolerant of others.”

During Advising Week, which ends on Friday, April 24, 2020, campus departments will hold information sessions on Financial Aid, Counseling Resources, Athletic Support, Career-Tech Education, academic programs, and more for students via Zoom meetings.

Learn about Coahoma Community College admission requirements at http://www.coahomacc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/admissions/index.

Access the Virtual Advising Week schedule: http://www.coahomacc.edu/Assets/Files/prereg/virtual_advising_week_schedule.pdf