Doing Quality Right!
Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and Continuous Quality Improvement
SFCC's quality improvement initiative, Doing Quality Right!, consists of two key elements: ongoing accreditation and fostering a college-wide culture of continuous quality improvement.
As part of the college's regional accreditation requirements, SFCC participates in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) pathway of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
AQIP Milestones and Systems Portfolios
- 2003 - adopted the methodology of AQIP as a way to infuse the principles and benefits of continuous quality improvement into the campus culture
- August 2005 - accepted into HLC's AQIP pathway
- November 2008 - completed first AQIP Systems Portfolio
- November 2012 - completed second AQIP Systems Portfolio.
AQIP Action Projects
In addition to the above milestones, SFCC annually submits three action projects for accreditation purposes. More information about these and other SFCC projects can be accessed here: Action Project Information.
Continuous Quality Improvement
While AQIP provides the framework for regional accreditation requirements, SFCC also promotes and strives to foster a culture of continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the college. This effort is led by the Director of Institutional Accreditation and Effectiveness and the SFCC Quality Council. More information regarding the council's role and responsibilities is accessible here: Quality Council.