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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

PACE Yourself: JCC’s Next QEP

About PACE Yourself
PACE Yourself is JCC’s next Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP. A QEP is a plan for the next five years designed to enhance student learning and/or student success. We dedicate people, time, and resources to setting goals and assessments for the QEP. The QEP is part of the reaffirmation process through our accrediting body, SACSCOC and its overall purpose is to strengthen the institution and benefit our students.

PACE Yourself: First-Year Persistence & Success
PACE Yourself cultivates student success at JCC through data-informed initiatives focused on first-year progression and gateway course completion. This plan reinforces the importance of early intervention and communication with first-year advisors, professional learning to increase classroom equity and student success, and connection to a faculty or staff member through a mentoring program to increase student progression and retention. All of these initiatives work to keep first-year students engaged and successful in their community college journey.

How PACE Yourself Affects JCC Students
First-Year students are defined as any first time, new student to our space (includes transfer and former CCP) coming with the intent of beginning a curriculum instructional pathway. Students that fall under this definition will be the main beneficiaries of PACE Yourself. Be on the lookout for information and communications on new initiatives specifically for first-year students.

For more information, visit the PACE Yourself FAQ page. You may also contact Amanda Zekanis, Director of PACE Yourself at