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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

Strategy Forum October 2013
Red Rocks Community College Strategy Forum Workbook - 2013 pdf

2011-12 Reaffirmation of Accreditation
AQIP Appraisal Feedback Report - Executive Summary - October 5, 2012 pdf


Strategy Forum May 2009

Reflections for Actions pdf
Updated Systems Portfolio Overview pdf
Category Improvement Worksheet pdf

2004 Self Study Vital Focus

Constellation Survey
Conversation Day
Stakeholder Matrix

Application to AQIP

Application for AQIP

Strategy Forum March 2006

Red Rocks Community College Workbookpdf