2011 Quality Checkup
Under AQIP, the Accreditation Cycle includes a Quality Checkup Visit in the
year before Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Higher Learning
Commission. A Quality Checkup is a formative evaluation activity
designed to help the institution accelerate its continuous improvement
journey. Two trained and experienced AQIP Reviewers conduct the Quality Checkup Visit.
Each Visit contains a full agenda of sessions in which team members meet with
groups from the institution on topics identified in advance by the
review team and the institution. In general, the first day of the Checkup
Visit concentrates on analysis and documentation of factual matters while the
succeeding days focus on dialogue with key college stakeholders including
students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Quality Checkup Visit
The objectives of the Checkup Visit are:
- To verify that the institution has met the expectations of the Commission's Federal Compliance Program
- To affirm the accuracy of the institution's Systems Portfolio
- To examine the actions the institution has taken to capitalize on the strategic issues and opportunities for improvement identified by the last Systems Appraisal
- To assess the strength and direction of RRCC's commitment to systematic quality improvement
Red Rocks Community College will prepare the following documents as part of the Checkup Visit:
- Federal Compliance Materials Packet: A brief report providing evidence of the institution's compliance with the Commission's Federal Compliance Program.
- Quality Program Summary: A brief narrative
describing the current state of the institution's quality program: how it is
organized, what the institution has done over the past years (e.g., created
or updated its Systems Portfolio, processed and used the feedback from the
Systems Appraisal, launched and completed Action Projects, and so on).