Continuous Quality Improvement

Central Community College is one of six institutions in Nebraska that has chosen to participate in the NCA/Higher Learning Commission’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). This program allows the individual institution to re-affirm its accreditation by implementing self-guided continuous improvement activities.

 

Unlike the traditional re-accreditation model, the participating institutions develop improvement activities around broad scale quality campaigns or more targeted quality improvement projects. Central Community College has a long history of using the concepts of continuous improvement, and this program helps formalize that process

 

In short, the Academic Quality Improvement Program focuses the energies of the academic institution on striving to continually improve internal processes and systems.

 

Many organizations around the world have committed themselves to using the tools and principles of continuous improvement to better serve their stakeholders. Central believes that following a Quality Improvement process is a critical step in improving our performance as an institution and better serving our students, employees, and communities.

 

Central Community College was approved as an AQIP institution in the summer of 2002 by NCA/Higher Learning Commission and has since been continuously improving the processes in the institution.   The links in the left hand column show where Central Community College has been and where it is going in the Continuous Quality Improvement process.

 

The Continuous Quality Improvement Team consists of members who represent the various stakeholder constituencies in the institution. The Team uses the expertise of the college stakeholders to advise and take action on opportunities for improvement. Presently, the Team consists of employee stakeholder representatives, but plans are being developed to include input and representation from the student body and other community stakeholders.

 

Written by Vijaya Musunuru   
Last Updated on Monday, 09 July 2012 13:53