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Master Chart of the AQIP Pathway Eight-Year Cycle

Institutions on the AQIP Pathway undergo the following reviews in addition to the regular monitoring that occurs through HLC’s Institutional Update, substantive change requests, interim monitoring and other processes. To determine where an institution is in the eight-year cycle, find the date of its next reaffirmation in the institution's Statement of Affiliation Status. This date is Year 8, and the preceding academic years correspond to the previous years of the cycle. If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Understanding the Comprehensive Evaluation

The comprehensive evaluation that occurs during the AQIP Pathway includes a Comprehensive Quality Review, a review of Federal Compliance Requirements, a student opinion survey and an on-site visit by a team of HLC peer reviewers. The evaluation may also include a multi-campus review, if applicable.

 

Cycle Year

Institutional Activities

Peer Review

HLC Decision Making

Year 1

Attend one Strategy Forum
Annual Action Project Updates   Annual Action Project Reviews  

Year 2

   

Year 3

Submit Systems
Portfolio
Conduct Systems Appraisal Possible action on Systems Appraisal 

Year 4

Possible Comprehensive Quality Review
Conduct possible Comprehensive Quality Review (with visit) Action on possible Comprehensive Quality Review

Year 5

Attend one Strategy Forum    

Year 6

   

Year 7

Submit Systems
Portfolio
Conduct Systems Appraisal
Possible action on Systems Appraisal

Year 8

Submit comprehensive evaluation materials
Conduct comprehensive evaluation (with visit) Action on comprehensive evaluation and Reaffirmation of Accreditation

 

 

Color Key

 

  Required institutional activities
  Optional institutional activities
  HLC decision-making actions
  Peer review activities
  Possible peer review activities and HLC decision-making actions
 

 

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