Comprehensive Evaluation

2017 Systems Portfolio (AQIP Pathway)

AQIP Title page

Prior to the fall of 2018, M State followed the AQIP Pathway. AQIP systems portfolios and peer review comprised the foundation for comprehensive evaluations and re-accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). M State's AQIP systems portfolios provide evidence that the college is committed to continuous improvement and highlight ongoing efforts to integrate initiatives into the college's culture and operations.

The purpose of the AQIP systems portfolio is to:

  • Document processes, results and continuous improvement strategies
  • Receive high-quality, actionable feedback on M State's strengths and opportunities from a team of quality improvement peer reviewers
  • Serve as a body of evidence to illustrate that M State is meeting the Criteria for Accreditation
  • Provide a common reference point for our shared understanding of our organization, processes, performance results and improvement efforts
  • Serve as a planning tool to share with internal and external stakeholders
  • Show stakeholders with clarity and persuasiveness that M State is accomplishing our mission with our resources

The system portfolio categories provide the framework for an institution to examine key processes, results and continuous improvement efforts.

The AQIP Categories for M State's 2017 Systems Portfolio included:

  • Category 1: Helping Students Learn
  • Category 2: Meeting Student and Other Key Stakeholder Needs
  • Category 3: Valuing Employees
  • Category 4: Planning and Leading
  • Category 5: Knowledge Management and Resource Stewardship
  • Category 6: Quality Overview

Within these categories, HLC expects institutions to use the Criteria for Accreditation to show quality standards are being met.

The criterion used for M State's 2017 Systems Portfolio include:

  • Criterion 1. Mission
  • Criterion 2. Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
  • Criterion 3. Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
  • Criterion 4. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
  • Criterion 5. Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

2013 Systems Portfolio (AQIP Pathway)

AQIP title page

The format and the systems portfolio categories underwent significant revisions from 2013 to 2017. The AQIP Categories for M State's 2013 Systems Portfolio included:

  • Category 1: Helping Students Learn
  • Category 2: Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives
  • Category 3: Understanding Students' and Other Stakeholder Needs
  • Category 4: Valuing People
  • Category 5: Leading and Communicating
  • Category 6: Supporting Institutional Operations
  • Category 7: Measuring Effectiveness
  • Category 8: Planning Continuous Improvements
  • Category 9: Measuring Effectiveness

Additional evidence for the 2013 Systems Portfolio can be found in the Document and Link Repository.