Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC allows institutions three options for maintaining accreditation. Baker College chose the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Pathway in 2006, which focuses on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The AQIP Pathway assists institutions achieve continuous quality improvement processes by providing a framework for the College to examine key processes and analyze, understand, and explore opportunities for improvement. The AQIP Pathway follows a eight-year cycle.
The AQIP Pathway requires each institution to maintain three short-term action projects on an annual basis. The College identifies action projects that will have the most impact on quality improvement for the institution. Institutions are required to submit an annual Action Project Update describing their progress on at least one project per year to the HLC. This update is evaluated by an HLC peer reviewer, who provides feedback and guidance on advancing the project. Below is a complete list of action projects for Baker College:
The Systems Portf0lio is a public portfolio describing the major fundamental systems of the institution to accomplish its mission and objectives. The portfolio outlines the key strengths and challenges of the institution. Specific questions in each of the AQIP Categories are answered and evidence is utilized to support the processes, results, and improvements. The six major categories are:
For more information about accreditation and institutional research at Baker College, please visit our Institutional Effectiveness & Research page.
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*Additional information on the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and AQIP.
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