The Higher Learning Commission's Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) is a model of ongoing accreditation which infuses the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities across the country. By participating in AQIP, North Hennepin Community College is required to analyze its operational processes and measure outcomes within each of nine different quality criteria, and to set ambitious performance goals, such as converting all its courses to an outcomes/competency-based model.
Since becoming an AQIP Institution in 2006, NHCC declared its first AQIP Action Projects in 2007, published its first Systems Portfolio in 2009, has hosted several all-college conversation days, and has attended numerous AQIP colloquiums, strategy forums, and trainings.
The college will host a visit November14-16, 2012, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the Commission's Criteria for Accreditation, including the following documents: