Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)


Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)Launched in July 1999 with a generous grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) provides a process for already-accredited institutions to maintain their status. The program also allows institutions to demonstrate continuous improvement and growth, maintaining accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

With AQIP, an institution demonstrates it meets accreditation standards and expectations by aligning policies and actions with the principles that characterize performance improvement. HLC leadership recently reviewed all AQIP elements and, in 2014, redesigned the AQIP Categories, Systems Portfolio and Strategy Forum; as well as revised the AQIP timeline to align with an eight-year reaffirmation cycle.

Major elements and requirements of the AQIP program include:

Current Action Projects at Aims Community College include: