Elements of the QEP
Career and Academic Planning
The Career and Academic Planning Initiative focuses on early interventions associated with a student's stay at Pitt Community College.
The student application process was modified in the spring of 2013 to focused on career planning. The application now directs students to complete an interest inventory through the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC).
The inventory take 10-15 minutes to complete. Feedback will be provided based on the student's responses. The results include:
- Interest clusters based on Holland's Codes of Career Aptitude
- Careers which align with the student's interests
- Employment outlook by region, state, and nationally
- Earning potential for each region
In the fall of 2012 ACA-111 was redesigned to focus more on career investigation and academic planning. The course now provides students with increase access, knowledge, and application of career and academic planning resources. The activities includes:
- Identifying interest with the CFNC Interest Profiler (if they did not complete the inventory during the application process).
- Additional research into their selected career utilizing O*NET
- Establish a student education plan outlining their coursework till graduation
- Conducting a career interview with someone in their field of interest
Professional Development - "Advising is Teaching Series"
Faculty, staff, and students are developing professional development for faculty and staff which will be implemented during 2013-14 academic year. The activities are going to focus on career resources, academic advising, and the CAP initiatives. The "Advising is Teaching Series" is going to be a combination of web-based and face-to-face interactions.
The combined activities of the application process, redesign of ACA-111 , and additional professional development has the goal to increases access, knowledge, and application of career planning resources, and academic advising.