December 10, 2023

Coastal Bend College

The latest official news from CBC!

In our continued efforts to enhance overall institutional quality, Coastal Bend College asks for your approval for the Quality Enhancement Planning (QEP) proposal topic: “Strengthening our Core”. 

This topic will cover the following actions: 

  • The deployment of a HOPE Survey and ICAT to understand student non-academic needs and staff/faculty equity knowledge 
  • Creating/Providing Cougar Care through Equity and Advocacy 
  • An expansion of the current Cougar Centers at each location to Cougar Care Centers 
  • Enhancement and expansion of current “wraparound services” to include mental health resources and other key non-academic services such as access to food pantries, community resources, etc.  
  • Development and deployment of a CBC equity, diversity and inclusion plan. 
  • Professional development for faculty/staff 

Please let us know if you approve of this proposal by completing the survey linked below. The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete and your individual responses will remain anonymous.

Voting will close by Oct. 26, 2022. 

Last month, CBC asked for your help in selecting a QEP topic that resulted in a tie. Since then, CBC was awarded Title III Grant funding that will cover much of what the QEP topics originally proposed. This includes: 

  • Onboarding 
  • Career/transfer planning 
  • Online readiness diagnostics/assessment and support 
  • Innovated Advising and counseling  
  • Implementation of a Customer Relationship Management communication system  
  • Tutoring program that includes a writing/math center 
  • Redesign of online curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment 

In response to this award announcement, the proposed QEP topic will address areas not covered by Title III funding, including:

  • Mental health resources 
  • Basic Need resources 
  • Emergency aid resources 

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