Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)
In 2003, RRCC voted to join the Academic Quality Improvement Program, a new reaccreditation and quality improvement process sponsored by the Higher Learning Commission. In taking this vote, RRCC committed itself to continuous and recurring quality improvement based on valid performance measures, reliable assessment data, and employment of those data in improving our college.
Launched by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in 1999, the program offers an alternative reaccreditation pathway emphasizing continuous quality improvement. The HLC's Handbook for Accreditation summarizes the program as follows: "The Academic Quality Improvement Program (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. For more information, please visit the AQIP website.
RRCC AQIP History
The Road to Re-Accreditation
Strategy Forum May 2009
2004 Self Study Vital Focus
Application to AQIPApplication for AQIP
Strategy Forum March 2006