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Institutional Effectiveness

The creation of institutional effectiveness underscores WSC's effort to provide a larger framework for improvement and performance. Transparency, open communication, goal setting, measurement, and improvement create feedback loops that avoid duplication, result in a wiser use of resources, and bring the College closer to its mission and goals.

The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) is the principal driver of WSC's Institutional Effectiveness. AQIP is an alternative form of accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission that employs a quality improvement model. AQIP also provides an alternative process for colleges and universities to maintain their regional accreditation.

Williston State College joined AQIP March 7, 2007. By sharing performance results and improvements, WSC provides the Higher Learning Commission the evidence it needs to make a public quality assurance judgment while supporting and to assisting WSC in its efforts to excel. For information on the status of accreditation, visit the  Williston State College page on the HLC site.


Accreditation AQIP Teams Documents
Institutional and Program Accreditation  Helping Students Learn Planning Documents 
AQIP Accreditation Cycle  Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives Results Documents 
Action Projects  Understanding Students' and Other Stakeholders Needs Governance 
Assessment Academy  Valuing People Community Documents 
  Leading and Communicating 2011 Institutional Effectiveness 
  Supporting Organizational Operations 2012 Institutional Effectiveness Calendar 9.01.12 
  Measuring Effectiveness Williston State College Semester Profiles 
  Planning Continuous Improvement  
  Building Collaborative Relationships  
  Budget Team  
  New Employee AQIP Invitation