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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
Mission, Vision, Values  Institutional Effectiveness Team Planning Documents 
Institutional and Program Accreditation  1A. Helping Students Learn A Results Documents 
AQIP Accreditation Cycle  1B. Helping Students Learn B Governance 
Action Projects  2. Meeting Student & Other Key Stakeholder Needs Community Documents 
Assessment Academy  3. Valuing Employees WSC Semester Profiles 
  4. Planning and Leading Student Achievement Information 
  5. Knowledge Management & Resource Stewardship Data Request Form 
  6. Quality Overview focuses on the Continuous Quality Improvement  
  Budget Team  
  New Employee AQIP Invitation