MAPS Center finds new home on Carteret CC campus

MAPS Center finds new home on Carteret CC campus

Student in MAPS CenterMorehead City, N.C. (September 18, 2020) – The Mentoring, Advising and Planning for Success (MAPS) Center at Carteret Community College recently moved from the McGee Building to the Smith Building where the campus library is housed. The MAPS Center provides academic advising and career planning services to its students. In addition, students can receive academic tutoring through the MAPS Center, and the faculty can receive advisor training.

“We are excited to have the MAPS Center. This will allow a place for students to receive help with advising and tutoring,” said Doree Hill, Dean of Arts, Sciences and Academic Success at Carteret Community College. “Also, the MAPS Center is a comfortable place for students to study. Being conveniently located under the library will allow students easy access to both areas.”

Carteret Community College created the MAPS Center as part of its Quality Enhancement Plan for its Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accreditation. Every ten years, colleges accredited by the SACSCOC go through a review for reaffirmation of accreditation. For re-accreditation purposes, SACSCOC requires colleges and universities to engage in a broad-based self-study and discovery process to identify and become involved in a plan that will enhance overall student learning and/or learning environment at the institution.

The College faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, students and advisory boards engaged in surveys and focus groups to identify projects that may improve the students’ experience. After review of survey results and focus group notes/comment cards, the topic that emerged was the College’s need for a career and advising center.

“Carteret Community College is very focused on helping our students succeed,” said Hill. “The MAPS Center is a great resource for our students to help decide what career to pursue, to get advice regarding which classes they need to take and to have access to tutors who can help them with their classes. We hope all students will take advantage of this resource.”

To learn more about the MAPS Center and Carteret Community College, visit www.Carteret.edu.

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