Action Projects

What are Action Projects?  Action Projects are concrete improvement projects that provide the Higher Learning Commission with evidence that AQIP institutions are seriously committed to continuous improvement. According to AQIP, Action Projects show that shared efforts can result in a positive change for the university. While projects are often thought of with respect to their resultant product, equally important are refining current processes. All AQIP institutions must have at least three Action Projects active and underway at all times.

Action Project Timelines.  Action Projects do not have a set timeline – they can take 6 weeks, 6 months, or 2 years. The projects permit institutions to learn how to identify and solve problems quickly.

AQIP Project Examples.  AQIP provides a directory of all Action Projects that have been undertaken by member institutions, at http://apdarchive.hlcommission.org/index.php . More than 2600 current and retired Action Projects are identified on that list.

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