Planning for Higher Education Journal

AQIP and Accreditation

Improving Quality and Performance
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From Volume 40 Number 3 | April–June 2012
By Stephen D. Spangehl

The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) addresses the conflict between assurance and improvement in accreditation by providing an innovative process that focuses institutions on improving process quality and performance while also generating solid evidence that they meet accreditation standards. AQIP consciously infuses quality concepts and techniques into accreditation by focusing an institution’s attention on itself as a quality system that can improve its own operation and performance.

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