Accreditation Activities

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Accreditation Activities

In 2016 West Shore Community College selected the Open Pathways model of accreditation through The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Prior to 2016, West Shore particpated in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) model of accreditation. Every college or university participating in AQIP creates and maintains a Systems Portfolio, a concise description of the organization’s fundamental systems for getting its work done and its goals accomplished. The Systems Portfolio is organized around the nine AQIP categories. Within each category is a set of questions for each system or group of processes common to all higher education institutions. 

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AQIP Systems Portfolios:

Quality Highlights Report (2016)

Comprehensive Quality Review (2016)

Systems Portfolio (2013)

WSCC Appraisal Report

Systems Portfolio (2009)

Systems Portfolio (2005)