Richland Community College’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning coordinates the functions of accreditation, assessment, grant initiatives, institutional research, and planning. Utilizing a data-informed decision-making process, institutional effectiveness at Richland is based on the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Continuous Improvement Model. Reaccreditation, continuous improvement of programs and services, and progress in meeting the College’s mission and vision are results of the work of this office.
What is the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP)?
A systematic method of continuously improving processes to better meet and exceed stakeholder needs and expectations.
Institutional Improvement seeks to coordinate a number of College-wide initiatives, including but not limited to the following:
Strategic Planning—long-term organizational planning.
Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)—The Higher Learning Commission/North Central Association accreditation program adopted by Richland in 2001. Includes the Vital Three Projects and the Systems Portfolio, due in November 2004.