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Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

P.A.C.E. Yourself: JCC’s Next QEP

About P.A.C.E. Yourself

P.A.C.E. Yourself: Progression, Advising, and Campus Engagement in the First Year 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.

P.A.C.E. Yourself: A First-Year Experience

A comprehensive First-Year Experience is the topic, with a focus on advising, understanding campus logistics, and engaging with JCC. P.A.C.E. Yourself will foster a sense of community and belonging for JCC students with targeted advising practices, processes to better connect students with campus resources, and increased engagement in activities and organizations on campus.

How P.A.C.E. 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 P.A.C.E. Yourself. Be on the lookout for information and communications on new initiatives and events specifically for first-year students.

For more information, visit the P.A.C.E. Yourself FAQ page. You may also contact Amanda Zekanis, Director of P.A.C.E. Yourself at

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The Journeying Jags are a group of students who have attended JCC for at least 2 semesters and are willing to assist our new Jaguars with any questions they may have during the first two weeks of school. The Journeying Jags will wear the shirts you see below and can answer general questions about college policies and procedures, tell you about campus resources, or help with directions. If you see someone wearing this shirt during the first two weeks, ask them for help!

If you’d like to join our Journeying Jags team for the Spring 2023 semester, you can apply HERE. Students who are accepted will receive 3 Journeying Jags t-shirts and a $50 stipend. Applicants must meet the requirements below to be considered:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be enrolled at JCC during the semester in which you are serving as a Journeying Jag
  • Have completed at least 2 semesters at JCC (including the current semester)
  • Be able to attend a mandatory training before the semester begins
  • Be willing to assist with at least one campus event during the first two weeks of the semester
  • Have at least one faculty member who can speak positively on your behalf

Although anyone who meets the above requirements is encouraged to apply, preference is given to students who are a part of at least one campus club or organization. We hope you consider joining!

Register to be a Journeying Jag