The Steps in the AQIP cycle include:
(1) Strategy Forum
This cycle repeats every four years, and the Higher Learning Commission formally re-affirms the institution's accredited status every seven years. Each institution's participation in AQIP is reviewed annually. An institution may return to the standard reaccreditation process at any time but if doing so, must prepare for a complete institutional review within 2 years.
(2) Annual Updates on Action Projects
(3) Current Systems Portfolio
Fall 2009 Systems Portfolio: Every four years, Kent State University's Academic Quality Improvement Program, or AQIP, undergoes a Systems Appraisal to reaffirm its accreditation. The Systems Appraisal is an opportunity to get expert, objective, and third party feedback on the university's strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Kent State University's first Systems Appraisal took place during the 2005 academic year. The time period reviewed was fall 2001 to spring 2005.
(4) Systems Appraisal
(6) North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission Accrediting Site Visit
Last site visit: April 11-13, 2007
Dr. Glen W. Davidson
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Medical Humanities
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Dr. Dwight L. Smith, III
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Miami Dade College