QEP Student Learning Outcomes

Polk State College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Explore to Complete, seeks to engage students in intentional curricular and co-curricular career exploration and planning activities. The purpose is to help students develop a career goal so they can get and stay on an academic pathway in order to persist and complete.

Polk State College’s QEP is designed to achieve three student learning outcomes (SLO):

  • SLO 1: Students will develop a career goal and a plan for achieving it that is based on their personal interests, aptitudes, and abilities.
  • SLO 2: Students will utilize their career plan to select and complete curricular requirements and co-curricular activities.
  • SLO 3: Students will demonstrate proficiency in National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) competencies for career readiness through applied and/or experiential activities.

The student learning outcomes are intended to be achieved throughout a student’s educational journey in order to maintain engagement. This will help students get and stay on an academic pathway, which will lead to increased retention and completion. Further, by engaging in career planning activities throughout their educational journey, students will be better prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation. They can connect the concepts learned in coursework to the competencies needed for entry into their chosen career.

For more information on the SLOs of Polk State College’s QEP, Explore to Complete, please see Chapter 2 of the Quality Enhancement Plan.