Academic Quality Improvement Program at Washington State
Washington State Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and participates in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).
The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
Phone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462
Washington State has chosen to use AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) as the process for maintaining its accreditation. AQIP infuses the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities by providing an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. With AQIP, an institution demonstrates it meets accreditation standards and expectations through sequences of events that align with those ongoing activities that characterize organizations striving to improve their performance.
Through AQIP we will create a comprehensive approach to continuously improve institutional effectiveness. As part of the AQIP process we have: created four Action Projects; revised the institution's mission, vision and values statements; and produced an AQIP Systems Portfolio to describe our College's current efforts toward continuous improvement.
First-Time Student: Advising for Engagement, Retention, and Completion
Improving processes for collecting and analyzing students' evaluation of instruction
Integrating AQUIP categories into WSCC governance structures
Soft Skills across the curriculum
Strengthening continuous improvement processes and awareness through mini-projects
Expand Distance Learning Offerings to Improve Student Access.
Improving Two-Way Communication with an Emphasis on Valuing People.
Improve and Expand Washington State Community College's Distance Learning program.
Responding to Stakeholder Feedback through Mini-Projects
Measuring Effectiveness through an Integrated Data System
Supporting Student Success during the Quarters to Semesters Transition
Mapping and Improving Ten Major College Processes
It's all about DAT! (Data Action Team)
Improving online student success
Identifying Financial Efficiencies
Data Made Easy! The Dashboard Project
Counting All Students: Tracking Attendance for College-Wide Impact
A Unified College Plan for Assessing Student Learning
Student Voices: Collecting and Responding to Student Input
Tracking Continuous Quality Processes