What is QIP?
"The Open Pathway requires an institution to designate one major improvement effort it has undertaken during its 10-year accreditation cycle as its Quality Initiative. The Quality Initiative takes place between years 5 and 9 of the 10-year Open Pathway Cycle. A Quality Initiative project may be designed to begin and be completed during this time, or an institution may continue a project that is already in progress or achieve a key milestone in the work of a longer initiative. The Quality Initiative is intended to allow institutions to take risks, aim high and learn from only partial success or even failure." -Higher Learning Commission
The 2021 Quality Initiative Project will revise the annual dean's reports to the provost. The goals are to make these reports more meaningful to the deans and the provost and to reduce the time taken to complete these reports. The project will also aim to use this time to embed assessment of student learning into existing reporting processes.
Beginning in 2013, the Quality Initiative Project (QIP) is an essential method of collecting Evidence of Student Learning. QIP is a non-intrusive system for assessing (not grading) student work related to the public affairs mission. In this project, we gathered student work across all disciplines so we could begin to acknowledge students' understanding and integration of the themes of the Public Affairs mission and our diversity goals.