Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

Evangel’s membership in AQIP is our choice for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. With activities, such as Conversation Day, we examine opportunities for institutional improvement and develop a list of potential action projects.

Brief outline explaining AQIP

AQIP Criteria

  • Helping Students Learn
  • Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives
  • Understanding Student’s and Other Stakeholder’s Needs
  • Valuing People
  • Leading and Communicating
  • Supporting Institutional Operations
  • Measuring Effectiveness
  • Planning Continuous Improvement
  • Building Collaborative Relationships

AQIP Process

  • Self-assessment: Rapid process-centered review of challenges and opportunities, in preparation for joining AQIP and attending Strategy Forum.
  • Strategy Forum: Workshop where teams from several organization collaborate to sharpen vital improvement strategies into three or four Action Projects.
  • Action Project: Public, focused initiative that an organization creates to achieve desired improvements; typically completed in 6 months to 3 years.
  • Annual Update: Yearly report on the status of an organization’s current Action Projects, to which AQIP provides formal feedback.
  • Systems Portfolio: Publication in which an organization describes key processes, performance results, and improvement practices; created in the three years following first Strategy Forum and kept up-to-date.
  • Systems Appraisal: Expert review of Systems Portfolio providing actionable feedback from AQIP on opportunities and strengths.
  • Reaffirmation of Accreditation: Verification through previously submitted evidence that the Commission’s expectations for continuing accreditation are met.

AQIP Schedule

  • Once: Self-assessment and Application
  • Every Year: Annual Updates and Systems Portfolio Maintenance
  • Every 4 Years: Strategy Forum & Systems Appraisal
  • Every 7 Years: Reaffirmation of Accreditation

See what is going on

Results

Accomplishments

Current Action Teams

Previous Action Teams