All About QEP at WCC!

What is a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)? 2019 QEP Video 
A QEP is a carefully designed and focused course of action that addresses a well-defined topic or issue(s) related to improving student learning and/or success. A QEP must be described in an official document and must be implemented as a part of the Wallace Community College (WCC) reaccreditation process through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This course of action should support a topic identified through WCC’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes, and should have broad-based support of institutional constituencies.

What is Advising: Next Steps for Success?
The Wallace Community College Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Advising: Next Steps for Success, emerged from collective efforts of the College’s ongoing planning processes and key constituency groups including administration, faculty, staff, and students. The intent of the QEP is to improve student persistence, retention, and graduation rates with the ultimate goal of increasing student success through the implementation of self-contained advising centers.

How will this be accomplished?
To achieve this goal, the QEP focuses on the following objectives:
1. Students will persist from fall semester to spring semester through program-specific advising and strategized planning and implementation.
2. Students will be retained from fall semester to fall semester through program-specific advising and strategized planning and implementation.
3. Students will complete their desired plans of study with support through individualized assistance.

How will the QEP benefit our students?
As we carry out the WCC mission, the QEP will be interwoven into our ongoing planning and evaluation procedures to address how our policies and processes can lead to higher levels of student learning and/or success.

What is the implementation timeline?

YEAR ONE | COHORT 1 (FALL 2021):

Provide advising services to all incoming freshmen for pre-health cohort group. Two advisors to assist QEP Director/Student Success Coordinator.

YEAR TWO | COHORT 2 (FALL 2022):

Provide advising services to Cohort 1 and all incoming freshmen for AA and AS degress. Two additional advisors and an additional Student Success Coordinator.

YEAR THREE | COHORT 3 (FALL 2023):

Provide advising services to Cohorts 1, 2 and all incoming freshmen for Career-Tech degrees. Two additional advisors and a third Student Success Coordinator.

YEAR FOUR | COHORT 4 (FALL 2024):

Provide advising services to Cohorts 1-3 and all Health program students. No new staff added.

YEAR FIVE | ALL STUDENTS (FALL 2025):

All students will be served by the Advising Center. No new staff will be added. *Dual enrollment students will remain with the Dual Enrollment Coordinator and staff.

SPARKS CAMPUS:

Year 1 and 2: Provide advising services to all incoming freshmen for pre-health, AA and AS beginning fall 2021. One advisor.
Year 3: Provide advising services to Cohort 1 and all incoming freshmen for Career-Tech.
Year 4: Provide advising services to Cohorts 1 and 2 and all Health program students.
Year 5: All students will be served by the Advising Center.

QEP FAQs

Quality Enhancement Plan

To implement new self-contained advising centers to improve student persistence, retention, and graduation rates with the ultimate goal of increasing student success.

All advising occurs in either an advising center or a counseling center that is staffed primarily by professional advisors or counselors; faculty are consulted by advising/counseling staff for updates to programs, degrees, and credentials.

Fall 2021

Grimsley Hall, Room 131

Building A, Room 13

Rachel Thomas
rthomas@wallace.edu
334-556-2592

Shaletha Barnes-Blackmon
sblackmon@wallace.edu 
334-556-2511

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Raven Dials
rdials@wallace.edu
334-556-2580

Wendy Weston
wweston@wallace.edu
334-687-3543 ext. 4282

Dothan Campus – All incoming freshmen Pre-health students.

Sparks Campus – All incoming freshmen Pre-health students, AA, and AS.

Dothan Campus – Continue advising Cohort 1 and all incoming freshmen for AA and AS degrees beginning Fall 2022.

Sparks Campus – All incoming freshmen Pre-health students, AA, and AS.

Dothan Campus – Continue advising Cohort 1 and 2 and all incoming freshmen for Career-Tech degrees.

Sparks Campus – Continue advising Cohort 1 and all incoming freshmen for Career-Tech degrees.

Dothan Campus – Continue advising Cohorts 1-3 and all Health program students.

Sparks Campus – Continue advising Cohorts 1 and 2 and all Health program students.

Dothan Campus – ALL STUDENTS. (*Dual Enrollment students will remain with the Dual Enrollment Coordinator and staff.)

Sparks Campus – ALL STUDENTS. (*Dual Enrollment students will remain with the Dual Enrollment Coordinator and staff.)