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Academic Quality Improvement Process

As a member of the Higher Learning Commission’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), Columbus State Community College is committed to an outcomes-based assessment process that is designed to show how the institution is accountable for student learning.  The graphic below illustrates the college’s quality improvement process that is used to: (1) Improve student learning, (2) improve teaching strategies, (3) document success and identify opportunities for improvement, and (4) provide evidence of institutional effectiveness.


Figure 1. Quality Improvement Process for Assessment at Columbus State Community College.


*More detailed information can be found in section 1 of the Columbus State Assessment Handbook: