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AQIP Timeline

LCC AQIP Timeline

Below are major dates within Lamar Community College’s continuous improvement process through AQIP.

2015

  • Throughout 2015: 
    • LCC participates in its third AQIP Strategy Forum
    • LCC holds its ninth Conversation Day
    • Action Project A Better Conversation incorporates formalized, systematic and measurable process mapping across departments

2014

  • Throughout 2014: 
    • LCC creates its next Strategic Plan A Case For Change
    • LCC holds its eighth Conversation Day
    • Action Project Strengthening Concurrent Enrollment pilots model of Instructor of Record for Concurrent Enrollment courses
    • Action Project Athletic Programs: Analysis & Growth Models projects potential growth in athletics

2013

  • January, 25 2013: LCC holds sixth Conversation Day.
  • September, 20 2013: LCC holds seventh Conversation Day.
  • November 1, 2013: LCC completes System Portfolio

2012

  • January, 27 2012: LCC holds fifth Conversation Day.
  • LCC receives notice that its accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission through 2018-19.

2011

  • January, 28 2011: LCC holds fourth Conversation Day.
  • Throughout 2011: 
    • Action Project From Orientation to Graduation revamps LCC’s new student orientation, creates new advising/tracking worksheets, and graduation survey
    • Action Project Professional Development Integration launches new professional development survey for LCC employees

2010

  • January 2010: LCC holds third Conversation Day.
  • Throughout 2010:
    • Action Project Strengthening College Communication with Students yields following outcomes:
      • Emergency Notification System implemented to improve communication with students
      • All courses required to have a virtual course management shell for students’ increased technological resource
      • Television monitors installed throughout campus to provide students greater access to important LCC news and announcements
      • Launch of LopesAccess – the secure online portal to give students access to academic and financial aid records and student e-mail
    • New employee orientation process revised and expanded
    • LCC participates in its second AQIP Strategy Forum
    • LCC completes its Quality Check-Up Visit from the Higher Learning Commission
    • LCC Strategic Oversight Committee implements new Strategic Planning process integrating AQIP categories, departmental planning, budgeting, professional development, and based on College mission, vision, and goals.

2009

  • November 1, 2009: LCC completes Systems Portfolio.
  • Spring 2009: Creation of Institutional Learning Outcomes Assessment Process as part of Action Project Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning

2008

  • January 2008: LCC holds second Conversation Day
  • Summer 2008: New LCC President John Marrin creates Strategic Oversight Committee to manage AQIP activities and institutional processes

2007

  • January 2007: LCC staff & Steering Committee form initial responses to SP category #7:  Measuring Effectiveness.
  • February 2007: LCC staff & Steering Committee form initial responses to SP category #8: Planning Continuous Improvement.
  • March 2007: LCC staff & Steering Committee form initial responses to SP category #9: Building Collaborative Relationships.

2006

  • January 2006: Assessment Action Plan – fulltime faculty implement assessment plan.
  • February 15, 2006: Title III Action Plan – Title III Eligibility Application submitted.
  • Spring 2006: Title III Action Plan – Complete research and final recommendations for Title III.
  • March 2006: LCC staff & Steering Committee begin to form initial responses to System Portfolio (SP) categories. First topic is #1: Helping Students Learn.
  • April 2006: LCC staff & Steering Committee form initial responses to SP category #2: Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives.
  • May 2006: Assessment Action Plan – fulltime faculty submit results of assessment plan for spring semester.
  • July 2006: Assessment Action Plan – fulltime faculty submit results of assessment plan for spring semester. Title III grant abstract.
  • August 2006:  LCC staff & Steering Committee form initial responses to SP category #3: Understanding Students’ and Other Stakeholders’ Needs.
  • September 2006: LCC staff & Steering Committee form initial responses to SP category #4: Valuing People.
  • October 2006: Steering Committee members attend Systems Portfolio training. LCC staff & Steering Committee form initial responses to SP category #5: Leading & Communicating.
  • November 2006: LCC staff & Steering Committee form initial responses to SP category #6: Supporting Institutional Operations.

2005

  • May 2005: Assessment Action Plan – fulltime faculty submit assessment templates for one class each.
  • Summer 2005: Communication Action Plan – Communication Committee identifies current communication models based on feedback from campus departments.
  • September 2005: Communication Action Plan – Committee administers Examiner survey for baseline of communication climate.
  • September 2005: Communication Action Plan – Committee administers post-survey assess results.
  • Fall 2005: AQIP Steering Committee members attend Systems Portfolio Workshop.
  • Fall 2005- Spring 2006: Communication Action Plan – Committee implements strategies to improve campus communication, including workshops.
  • December 2005: Assessment Action Plan – fulltime faculty submit and discuss results of assessment plan for fall semester.

2004

  • January 26-29, 2004: AQIP Steering Committee members attend Strategy Forum in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Spring 2004: LCC president forms an LCC accreditation steering committee to consider application as AQIP college.
  • April 15, 2004: Action Projects submitted to AQIP
  • April 29, 2004: Communication Action Plan – staff and faculty assess current departmental information flow.
  • July 2004: Steering Committee attends AQIP Vital Focus Conference
  • August 2004: LCC AQIP Steering Committee applies to The Higher Learning Commission for participation in AQIP.
  • August 26, 2004: LCC receives official notification of acceptance as AQIP college.
  • August 2004: LCC staff and faculty participate in online Constellation Survey to assess current trends, challenges, and opportunities.
  • September 17, 2004: LCC holds Conversation Day with all LCC staff & faculty members.