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Quality Enhancement Plan

One destination. One goal. One Blinn.

Destination Success: First-Year Focus is a program designed to help first-year college students make the transition from high school to college coursework. To do this we created learning communities, which research has shown increase students’ learning outcomes and retention rate. In creating these learning communities, we have identified four courses with high first-year student enrollment but success rates below the College average. The pilot program began in Fall 2015 with seven learning communities on three Blinn College campuses. First-year students placed in learning communities took three courses together, including a college success course, as part of a single cohort. These learning communities included interaction among students, faculty, and staff to enhance the learning experience.

For Students

Fall 2018 Learning Community cohorts are on the schedule and ready for you to enroll. See your academic advisor for more information about the program and the fall schedule. Cohorts include one or two classes from the following academic courses: ENGL 1301, HIST 1301, MATH 1324, and a student success course, EDUC 1300 Journey to Success.

For Faculty/Staff

If you are interested in teaching in the Destination Success program or you want to be part of the implementation team, please contact the director or anyone on the leadership team for more information!

Contact Us

Computer Lab
Dr. Patricia Westergaard, QEP Director
Phone: 979-830-4461
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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