Compass: Chart Your Course
Compass is PC’s Quality Enhancement Plan. As one of several Promise of PC initiatives designed to ensure student success, the Compass program enriches the student learning experience by providing highly focused opportunities to develop the problem-solving skills required in today’s rapidly-changing world. From their first semester at PC to their last, students are challenged to identify their values, talents, and academic and vocational interests, to decide on which academic and vocational pathways to follow, and to engage in complex problem solving to better prepare them for life beyond PC.
Compass helped PC student Adrianna Cody follow her passion for astronomy.
Inquire, Decide, Engage, Achieve
- Explore personal academic and vocational interests
- Identify, analyze, and manage a complex issue in a field of interest
- Connect self-exploration with academics and vocation
Coursework in Field of Inquiry
- Engage in decision making and problem-solving in the classroom
- Apply cumulative learning and problem-solving to a senior project, performance, or exhibit
The First- and Second-year Exploration Courses and senior Signature Work.
Compass launched in August of 2018.
A QEP is a five-year plan designed to improve student learning and the environment in which student learning takes place. PC’s QEP, Life Beyond PC: Inquire, Decide, Engage, Achieve (IDEA), was approved by SACSCOC in December 2017.
SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of most degree-granting higher education institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. Its mission is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.