• Students in chemistry lab with Dr. Venu Mukku.

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) utilizes a continuous improvement process and provides an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. With AQIP, an institution has continuous quality improvement activities and accreditation becomes a continuous process.) utilizes a continuous improvement process and provides an alternative process through which an already-accredited institution can maintain its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. With AQIP, an institution has continuous quality improvement activities and accreditation becomes a continuous process.

Announcements...

Completed Proposals for Action Projects Due - June 15, 2017
AQIP Action Project Request Form word-icon

Next Deadline for Action Project Proposals - October 15, 2017

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Accreditation is a process of reviewing the quality of higher education institutions. UMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. UMC uses the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) process for accreditation.

Higher Learning Commission

Action Projects

Action Projects

Action project ideas:

  • Student retention and success
  • Effective use of educational technology
  • Program Review and Curriculum efficiency
  • Advising
  • Quality Assurance for online classes
  • Classroom design
  • Improve efficiency in offering the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
  • Energy efficiency

Potential action projects selected for further refinement:

  • Student retention and success
  • Improve Academic Advising
  • Course Quality assurance

AQIP Action Project Request Form word-icon

ACTIVE ACTION PROJECTS

TITLE AQIP CATEGORY DATE SUBMITTED
Integrating and Assessing Student Achievement of UMC Core Competencies Helping Students Learn May 2, 2012
On-Campus Transfer Student Persistence and Satisfaction Understanding Students' and other Stakeholders' needs May 2, 2012
Revising Program Review Process Helping Students Learn May 2, 2012

 

COMPLETED ACTION PROJECTS

TITLE AQIP CATEGORY DATE SUBMITTED DATE COMPLETED UPDATE REVIEW
Student Retention and Success 1 - Helping Students Learn May 9, 2011 April 30, 2012 May 15, 2012 July 16, 2012
Improve Academic Advising 1 - Helping Students Learn May 9, 2011 April 30, 2012 May 17, 2012 July 9, 2012
Course Quality Assurance 1 - Helping Students Learn May 9, 2011 April 30, 2012 May  17, 2012 July 5, 2012

Supporting Documentation and Reports

Steering Committee

Steering Committee

The AQIP Steering Committee's charge is to provide broad-based campus leadership for AQIP participation, accreditation, and continuous improvement.  

AQIP CATEGORY MEMBER TERM
Category 1: Helping Students Learn

Marcella Melby
Megan Bell

2017
2019
Category 2: Meeting Student & Other Stakeholder Needs

Lisa Samuelson
Dan Weisse

2017
2018
Category 3: Valuing Employees Stacie Varnson 2019
Category 4: Planning and Leading Rob Proulx 2018
Category 5: Knowledge Management & Resource Stewardship Jeff Sperling 2017
Category 6: Quality Overview Nell DeBoer 2018

Ex-officio members

AQIP Coordinator/Accreditation Liaison Officer - Sue Erickson
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - Barbara Keinath

Term ends in December of year listed above.

Meeting Archives