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 our current processes  - how we conduct our business.  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.  The upper time limit for Action Projects is three years.

AQIP Project Examples.  AQIP provides a directory of all Action Projects that have been undertaken by its member institutions, at:  www.aqip.org.  More than 800 current and retired Action Projects are identified on that list.