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AQIP Process

In Fall 2000, Kent State University was accepted into the Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP). Participation in AQIP requires member universities to participate in or develop the following:

  1. Strategy Forums - workshops that provide a supportive, peer review process, that allows the university to select meaningful Action Projects that will enhance institutional quality;

  2. Action Projects - initiatives that improve quality by directly impacting the university's ability to help students learn (3-4 must take place simultaneously);

  3. Action Project Progress Reports - progress reports are submitted to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) annually to report progress based on goals and measures, challenges encountered, and any notable accomplishments.

  4. Systems Portfolio - an institutional self-study highlighting the university's efforts to accomplish the mission of the university, using the nine AQIP categories;

  5. Systems Appraisal - produced by a team of external reviewers, the Systems Appraisal is a feedback report that identifies strengths and opportunities for improvement within the Systems Portfolio; and

  6. Quality Check-Up (Site Visit) - a site visit by trained evaluators seeking to confirm the accuracy of the Systems Portfolio, evaluate the strategies identified to address each Action Project, ensure a commitment to continuous quality improvement, and affirm that the institution complies with accreditation expectations set forth by the HLC.

North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission Accrediting Site Visits

2014 Site Visit
The next site visit is scheduled April 1-4, 2014. The visiting team will visit the East Liverpool, Kent, Stark, and Trumbull campuses.

Dr. Patricia McGee
Associate Professor
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Christina L. Frazier
Southeast Missouri State University

Ms. Renae Lillegard Fry
Dean of Business, Technology and Career Programs
North Hennepin Community College

2007 Site Visit
The last site visit occurred April 11-13, 2007. Visiting team members included:

Dr. Glen W. Davidson
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Medical Humanities
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Dr. Dwight L. Smith, III
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Miami Dade College
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