Give Us Your Feedback for a Chance to Win Panthers Tickets

Please complete our branding/marketing survey (it should take less than 10 minutes) for your chance to win two tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs. the Washington Redskins on Sunday, December 1. Be sure to enter your email address at the end of the survey to be included in the drawing. Surveys must be completed by Friday, November 1 to be eligible for the drawing. Please be assured that all of your answers will be kept strictly confidential and are reported in aggregate only. Click the link below to begin the survey.

Our research partner, Candescence, will collect and analyze the results to inform the college’s marketing and communication strategy.

Thank you for your participation—your feedback is important to us!

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We Need to Hear from You! (This is Your Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card!)

Central Piedmont wants to improve the way we communicate with you – our students – and we want your feedback. Please take a quick, five-minute survey to help us better improve your student experience.
Please complete the survey by Oct. 18.
In exchange for your time, you’ll be entered into a chance to win an Amazon gift card!*
*Part-time and full-time student employees and work study students are not eligible to receive gift cards, but will receive an alternative prize.

Easy Research Participation Opportunity

Dear Central Piedmont Community College Student,

My name is Deninne Pritchett and I am an instructor at Central Piedmont. I am working as a student researcher under the direction of Dr. Nancy Bridier in the College of Doctoral Studies at Grand Canyon University.  I am conducting a research study to explore first-generation college students (FGCS) experiences with social involvement and what role this plays upon their persistence in higher education. For this study, understanding FGCS persistence in higher education will allow stakeholders to know why FGCS describe social involvement as influencing their persistence, provide a platform for FGCS experiences with social involvement, and prompt the discussion for what community colleges can do to maintain or increase social involvement opportunities at the college to support FGCS.

You may be eligible to participate in this study. The investigator of this study can determine your eligibility. Participation in this study is voluntary and no compensation is provided. The participant must be 18 yrs. or older, identify as FGCS, enrolled in a degree-seeking program with no more than one semester off to complete the 22-question questionnaire to determine FGCS social involvement experiences at community college. The results of the questionnaire will be downloaded, and participants will be assigned a numerical identifier, which means your identity will remain confidential. I would like to notify you in advance, there are no foreseeable risks or discomforts to participants.

All participant responses will be strictly confidential. No personal identifiable information will be attached to the interview data since each record will be coded and labeled with an identification number rather than personal or organization names. While the results of this study may be used in reports, presentations, or publications, no names will not be used in these media and will only be used in the collective form. The recorded media files and any field notes of the participant’s interview will be data encrypted and reside on secured password protected digital media and locked in a fireproof safe that only I, as the researcher, will have access to for 3 years and then destroyed.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. If you have any questions concerning this research study, or participation in it, please contact me, Deninne Pritchett, at If you have any questions about the rights of subjects/participants in this research, you can contact the Chair of the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board, through the College of Doctoral Studies at (602) 639-7804.

If you would prefer not to participate, please disregard this message and do nothing.

If you agree to participate, please click on the link below to be directed to the informed consent page of the questionnaire.

Deninne Pritchett, Doctoral Candidate/Research Investigator

Click here: Survey Monkey Research Questionnaire Link

CATS Partnership Survey Deadline Extended to Feb. 8

Central Piedmont is exploring the possibility of a partnership with the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). The results of this survey will help the college determine the need and feasibility of a partnership with CATS that may benefit students. Thank you for completing and submitting this survey by Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.

Make sure you hit “Submit” and provide your name and email at the end to be eligible for a chance to win one of five CATS WEEKLY PASSES.

Link to the survey is below. (If clicking on the link does not work, please copy and paste the link into your online browser.)

Central Piedmont – CATS Partnership Survey

Central Piedmont is exploring the possibility of a partnership with the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). The results of this survey will help the college determine the need and feasibility of a partnership with CATS that may benefit students. Thank you for completing and submitting this survey by Feb. 4!

Make sure you hit “Submit” and provide your name and email at the end to be eligible for a chance to win one of five CATS WEEKLY PASSES.

Link to the survey is below. (If clicking on the link does not work, please copy and paste the link into your online browser.)



Defining Student Success

During the strategic planning process, the importance of defining student success emerged continually.  Strategic Goal 1 revolves around creating a unified and focused vision for student success.

How do you define student success?  By Friday, January 25, please complete the linked Defining Student Success survey to share your definition of student success with the Student Success Leadership Team and the Strategic Planning Committee.

If you have questions, please contact Tracie Clark.

We Want to Hear from You! Take the Student LMS Survey

CPCC is evaluating the best Learning Management Systems (LMS) products, like Blackboard, in the marketplace to ensure that we are providing the best digital learning experience we can offer. We would like to better understand your experience as a student using LMS. Your opinion will help us build a better picture of how to best meet our needs. Please reply by Friday. Sept. 28.

Survey Link:


Brand Study Update, Survey Coming Soon!

CPCC recently hired Candescence, a local firm, to research and consult on the college’s branding and marketing strategies. This research will gather information from CPCC students, faculty, staff, community members, community leaders, donors and alumni. Recognizing the college communicates with many audiences, the purpose of the brand study is to help the college in clarifying and communicating our brand through a new marketing and communication strategy. We are looking for information such as how strong our brand is; what is our brand loyalty; what do our potential students and community need or want to know about us; what are our key attributes; what are the communication/marketing preferences of our prospective students; etc. 

This process started in January with a research and discovery phase. This included an overall scan of CPCC, regional peers, cultural trends, higher education trends and Generation Y and Z information-consumption patterns. A brand audit was conducted to benchmark brands of CPCC and other colleges, and their key brand messages. There was also a communications audit of competitor and aspirant institutions of higher education. In addition, we wrapped up stakeholder interviews (45-minute one-on-one interviews with CPCC leadership, donors and board members) and are in the process of finishing qualitative “influencer” studies within the following groups: high school guidance counselors, teachers and principals and parents; donors; and workforce development partners. 

The next phase of the research kicked off this week with formative focus groups. We have focus groups for CPCC faculty, community members/business leaders and students. These focus groups are approximately two hours in length and will take place over the next two weeks. In the coming weeks, we will be conducting a survey with CPCC faculty, staff and students as well as community partners, parents and potential students. We look forward to receiving your feedback in the survey.

 We will keep you updated on the progress with the study and ultimately share our new marketing and communication strategy.


Website Redesign Survey Winner

Carolina Panther Statue Head

Flickr: Scott LePage

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent website redesign survey. Congratulations to Janet Dinh, an academic advisor in College & Career Readiness, who won the drawing for two tickets to the Carolina Panthers home game on December 17. Nearly 2,500 surveys were returned, providing valuable feedback for the strategic direction of the new website.

Participate in an LGBTQ Research Study

CPCC’s Spectrum Club invites qualifying CPCC students to participate in an LGBTQ survey being conducted in partnership with a student at the University of Georgia.

A UGA doctoral student named Melvin Whitehead is looking for participants for his study titled, “The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students of Color Attending a Community College.” The study will explore the experiences of LGBTQ+ students of color in accessing community, resources and support with the intended goal of helping faculty, staff and administrators better support this population. Students who opt to participate will complete one interview lasting between 45 to 60 minutes. All responses will remain confidential.

Each student who participates in the study will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

To participate, students must:

1.       Be a currently enrolled student at CPCC (either part time or full time),

2.       Self-identify as a person of color, and

3.       Self-identify as LGBTQ and/or similar gender identity/sexual orientation (e.g., pansexual, genderqueer, nonbinary, etc.)

Students who meet the criteria are encouraged to participate. 

If you are interested in participating, please email by Thursday, November 30, 2017, to set up an interview. If you have any questions about the study, you may contact him or his supervising professor, Dr. Darris Means, at

CPCC Students Participate in Wisconsin Hope Lab Research Study on Hunger and Homelessness Among College Students   

CPCC is participating in a national research study on hunger and homelessness among community college students.  All currently enrolled CPCC students are invited to participate Surveyby completing the survey.  Several recent email messages to students included additional information about the study and a link to the survey. 

On September 22, a final reminder email message will be sent to CPCC students through college email.  The subject line reads: “This Is Your Last Chance to Share Your Story.”  Click this link if you would like to participate.

All individual survey information will remain strictly anonymous. 

Ten randomly selected students who complete the survey will win $100 gift cards to the CPCC Barnes and Nobel bookstore!

Thank you for participating in this important study. 


Request From Dr. Deitemeyer

From Dr. Deitemeyer and the North Carolina Community College System Office

Welcome again to the new semester. I hope your studies and other activities are going well thus far.

I am writing to ask for your assistance with a major project the NC Community College System is undertaking. We have started investigating possibilities that could help modernize the current student information systems you use for things like class registration, making payments and checking financial aid. The goal is to make the processes run more efficiently and make things easier for you, our students.

To help us gather information, the System Office has created an online survey to assess what is working well, what needs improvement and what new features you would like to see.

The survey link is available below and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. We’d appreciate your honest feedback.

The survey will be open through Monday, September 11, 2017.

Student Link

Direct all survey questions to

Many thanks in advance for your assistance!

Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer

CPCC President

Corporate and Continuing Education Students: Take Our Survey!

If you are a recent or current student in any CPCC Corporate and Continuing Education course, please share your feedback with us. Your response will help shape our future programs and improve our service. One lucky winner chosen at random will win a 40” HD Smart TV! Send us your completed responses by April 10 to be eligible*.

Start the survey now.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you on campus again soon. Remember, registration for Corporate and Continuing Education classes is now open. For information, visit

*See our website for complete rules and details.

North Carolina Community College Library Student Survey

College libraries are a valuable campus resource, providing an assortment of online and print materials that not only support your information and research needs, but also help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

The North Carolina community college libraries are currently conducting a statewide study to receive feedback on its libraries and librarians and we want to hear from you.

That’s why we’re asking all CPCC students to complete the online survey* at using either their desktop, laptop or tablet computer by October 31.

*Please note: Clicking the above survey link indicates your informed consent.

Once finished, please be sure to click DONE at the end of the survey. Your responses will be completely anonymous and confidential.

Students who complete the survey will be entered in drawings for multiple prizes, ranging from $50 to $500. There will be:

  • (1) $500 first place prize
  • (2) $250 second place prizes
  • (15) $50 third place prizes

Questions? Email

GCA Services Wants Your Feedback

GCA Services Group wants your feedback on its services. The team has been providing custodial, grounds and maintenance services at CPCC since August 2012. To help GCA continue its tradition of keeping CPCC’s campuses and Overcash Aspirebuildings clean and properly maintained, please complete their online survey today. Your feedback is important to them and will provide the team with valuable feedback on how they’re doing at CPCC. Thank you.
Questions? Email