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
  • July 31, 2013 - Rio completes Action Project QDOL: Quality of Distance and Online Learning
  • September 30, 2013 - AQIP Team submits its annual progress reports on Action Projects to HLC
  • December 20, 2013 - Rio completes Action Project Formalizing Satisfaction Data Collection, Analysis, and Results Implementation.
  • September, 2014 - AQIP Team submits its annual progress reports on Action Projects to HLC.
  • 2014-2015 (pending) - Year of next Systems Appraisal
  • June 1, 2015 (pending) - Rio will submit its 3rd Systems Portfolio
  • 2015-2016 (pending) - Rio will attend Strategy Forum
  • 2017-2018 (pending) - Federal Compliance Filing & Comprehensive Quality Review (CQR) and year of Reaffirmation of Accreditation