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AQIP / Higher Learning Commission Archives
RCTC has three current action projects:
- Assessment of Student Learning: Closing the Loop,
- Master Academic Plan,
- Strategic Enrollment Management.
Read more about these projects in the AQIP Action Project Directory.
AQIP Action Plan Annual Updates and Reviews
- Strengthening the Capability of the Workforce AQIP Annual Update 10-1-13
- Intrusive Advising AQIP Annual Update 10-1-13
- FYEX AQIP Annual Update 10-1-13
AQIP-Baldrige Pilot Documents (alternate Systems Portfolio submission)
AQIP Action Plan Annual Updates and Reviews
- Strengthening the Capability of the Workforce AQIP Annual Update 9-18-12
- Intrusive Advising AQIP Annual Update 9-20-12
- FYEX - AQIP Annual Update 9-27-12
- AQIP Review 2012 - Strengthening the Capability of the Workforce
- AQIP Review 2012 - Intrusive Advising
- AQIP Review 2012 - First Year Experience (FYEX)
- 2008 AQIP Quality Visit Feedback Report
- Service Attributes
- Service Attribute Staff Development Day Breakout Summaries
- 2008 AQIP Quality Progress Report
- 2008 Banterings – AQIP Edition
AQIP Systems Portfolio:
- Entire Portfolio
- Portfolio Sections:
- AQIP Cover
- Table of Contents
- Figure References
- Glossary of Terms
- Category 0: Organizational Overview
- Category 1: Helping Students Learn
- Category 2: Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives
- Category 3: Students and Stakeholders Needs
- Category 4: Valuing People
- Category 5: Leading and Communication
- Category 6: Supporting Institutional Operations
- Category 7: Measuring
- Category 8: Planning for CI
- Category 9: Building Collaborative Relationships
AQIP Vital Few
First Year College Experience (FYEX)
Develop, pilot, and fully implement a First-Year Experience course (FYEX) for an appropriate cohort of incoming students.
Strengthening the Capability of the Workforce
The goal of this project is to reinforce the achievement of action plans through a focus on strengthening the capacity of the workforce.
Develop an advising model that aligns with college values, standards of excellence and policies; serves and engages students in academic and life planning; promotes awareness and use of available resources; and supports purposeful and planned interventions by applying a systematic framework. The project scope includes process management, use of data, training and development, best practice identification, continuous improvement; celebration and recognition of accomplishments. Initial actions will include defining and developing an appreciative advising model, a project schedule with time-lines, actions, responsibilities and measures.
Past or Retired Projects
Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness (Retired Project)
This project focuses on the creation of an accountability framework providing a systematic approach to measure institutional effectiveness. Activities include the identification of college Indicators will cascade throughout the college assisting departments to align their indicators with college indicators and goals. Identifying competitive and comparative data and best practices is another focal point of the project. Another major project is to link of data systems and sources via a common portal enhancing access and reliability to data and information. This will support college leadership and staff in planning and decision-making.
Assessment of Student Learning (Retired Project)
The goal of this project is to create a learning organization grounded on a comprehensive assessment process fostering a culture that values innovation and continuous improvement. Additionally, this project will result in the establishment of a systematic approach to measure student learning. Measuring the outcomes of teaching and learning-centered processes is key in the determination of institutional accountability and institutional effectiveness. Student learning results are core indicators demonstrating institutional accountability and provide faculty with information to continuously improve teaching and learning.
Human Resources Planning (Retired Project)
This project will focus on creating a comprehensive human resources plan that aligns with the college's strategic directions, rectifying concerns raised by The Higher Learning Commission and Minnesota Council for Quality (MCQ). The Higher Learning Commission has also cited the aging of the RCTC staff and its diversity as issues to address. Components of the human resources plan may include, but are not limited to, faculty and staff recruitment, employee orientation, employee retention, faculty and staff diversity, and professional and personal development.
AQIP - www.hlcommission.org
Higher Learning Commission - www.ncahlc.org