Rio's AQIP Journey

  • August 1994—Reaccreditation Self-Study submitted
  • Feb 9-10, 1998—North Central Association Focused Visit
  • September 26, 2003—Admission to AQIP October 6-7, 2003—Constellation Survey
  • November 7, 2003—Campus Conversation (Vital Focus) with the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College staff, faculty, and administration to determine how best to proceed with the AQIP process
  • February 25-26, 2004—Rio Team attends Higher Learning Commission Strategy Forum to propose and review new Action Projects
  • May 28, 2004—Rio’s Action Projects are submitted to the Higher Learning Commission
  • September 14, 2005—Team submits annual progress reports on Action Projects to HLC
  • September 14, 2006— Team submits annual progress reports on Action Projects to HLC
  • June 1, 2007—Rio submits its Systems Portfolio to the Higher Learning Commission
  • September 27, 2007—The Higher Learning Commission submits the Systems Appraisal Feedback Report to Rio
  • September 14, 2007—Team submits annual progress reports on Action Projects to HLC
  • September 14, 2008—Team submits annual progress reports on Action Projects to HLC
  • October 1-3, 2008—Team (L. Bowman, B. Brown, P. Dovyak, P. Harrison, B. Hatfield, D. Lawrence, B. Patterson, and G. Sojka) attend HLC Strategy Forum in Lisle, IL
  • September 14, 2009—Team submits annual progress reports on Action Projects to HLC
  • January 20-22, 2010—Higher Learning Commission conducts AQIP Quality Check-up Visit to verify Rio’s commitment to the AQIP reaccreditation process
  • February 24, 2010—The Higher Learning Commission’s Quality Check-up Team submits to Rio its report
  • April 2010—David Lawrence named AQIP Liaison and Benjy Davies named Assessment Coordinator
  • August 20, 2010—Rio submits its Quality Highlights report to the Higher Learning Commission
  • September 14, 2010—AQIP Team submits its annual progress reports on Action Projects to HLC
  • January 19, 2011—AQIP Review Panel recommends Reaffirmation of Accreditation
  • February 21, 2011—HLC Reaffirms Accreditation for Rio Grande
  • June 1, 2011—Rio submits its 2nd Systems Portfolio to the Higher Learning Commission
  • September 27, 2011—Rio completes Action Project Quality Assurance Council: Closing the Loop
  • September 28, 2011—Rio completes Action Project TIA: Transparency Information Accountability
  • February 29-March 2, 2012—Rio team (S. Cox, B. Davies, R. Hopkins, D. Lawrence, R. Long, K. Porada, and A. Quinn) attends HLC Strategy Forum at the QCenter, St. Charles, IL
  • September 30, 2013—AQIP Team submits its annual progress reports on Action Projects to HLC
  • 2014-2015 (pending)—Year of next System Appraisal
  • June 1, 2015 (pending)—Rio will submit its 3rd Systems Portfolio
  • 2016-2017 (pending)—AQIP Quality Check-Up Visit
  • 2017-2018 (pending)—Year of next Reaffirmation of Accreditation