Dr. Robert Vartabedian, President of Missouri Western State University
Participation in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) allows Missouri Western to shape the direction of institutional accreditation, to gauge the success of its integration of AQIP into strategic planning implementation, and to demonstrate it meets accreditation standards and expectations.
Missouri Western is an active participant in AQIP and appreciates the benefits that come from recasting accreditation activities so that they better support the institution’s program for continuous improvement. Since joining the AQIP pathway, Missouri Western has intentionally integrated AQIP into its strategic planning process. Action Projects have been identified from among institutional priorities, as well as feedback obtained through AQIP processes. Along with our Action Projects, Missouri Western’s strategic plans provide evidence of Western’s commitment to quality continuous improvement and help Missouri Western to demonstrate it meets accreditation standards and expectations.
The Systems Portfolio effectively supplies Missouri Western with a credible, ready-to-use accountability report for its constituencies interested in institutional performance. Missouri Western looks forward to its continuing partnership with AQIP and to the opportunity to continue looking at its systems and processes in new and revealing ways.