Lansing Community College is part of AQIP, the Academic Quality Improvement Process. AQIP is an alternative process for accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. The traditional approach involves an intensive, on-site review and comparison to prescriptive criteria by reviewers every 7-10 years. AQIP calls for creating continuous quality improvement processes and reviewing progress/status with other AQIP schools each year.
Each AQIP school has a Strategy team that leads the process. I am pleased and excited that the Provost of LCC, Stephanie Shanblatt, has asked me to participate on the LCC team. It should be a lot of work, but fun for me also. In some ways, it’s like going back to my previous career as a strategic planning and technology systems consultant.