Action Projects

SCC was accepted into the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) in 2006. AQIP is structured around quality improvement principles and processes and involves a structured set of goal-setting, networking, and accountability activities. The SCC AQIP Quality Team provides oversight for all AQIP related activities, including the selection, deployment and evaluation of SCC's AQIP action projects.

AQIP institutions continuously work on improvement projects which provide evidence that quality improvement is occurring at the institution. The Commission asks institutions to have at least one active Action Project at all times. SCC submits an annual update, which is reviewed and evaluated by the Higher Learning Commission. Once every two years, one action project must be aligned with Category One, Helping Students Learn.


1. Category 1/ Helping Students Learn: ALEKS

    Annual Update/Version 1 (2017)

2. Category 3/ Valuing Employees: Employee Recognition - CREW

    Annual Update/Version (2018)

3. Category 1/ Helping Students Learn: Co-Curricular Assessment

    Declared (2018)



Faculty Advising
Version 1 (Summer 2014)
Project Declaration
(Summer 2013)

Participation in the Academy for Assessment of Student Learning
Version 1 (Fall 2013)
Version 2  (Fall 2012)
Version 3  (Fall 2014)
Project Declaration 
(Fall 2011)

Determining Optimum Enrollment for SCC's Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Initiative
Version 1  (Fall 2013)
Version 2  (Fall 2014)
Project Declaration (Fall 2012)

AQIP Links
Continuous Process Improvement
Program Accreditations
Iowa Department of Education Accreditation
SCC Statement of Affiliation Status
SCC AQIP Acceptance Letter
SCC Institutional Alignment/Planning Illustration
SCC New Employee Orientation AQIP Presentation
Criteria for Accreditation





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