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Strategy Forum

The Strategy Forum is central to the AQIP Pathway because it brings together teams from other AQIP Pathway institutions in a supportive workshop environment to generate new strategies and tactics for institutional improvement. The Forum also provides opportunities for institutional teams to give and receive constructive feedback on their quality systems as well as input on specific projects that may evolve into formal AQIP Action Projects. Whether institutions are new to the AQIP Pathway or experienced program participants, the institutions at Strategy Forums all share a commitment to continuous quality improvement. HLC staff and experienced facilitators are also available to assist the institutions throughout the workshop.

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2017–2018 Strategy Forum Dates Announced

Dates have been set for the Strategy Forums in the upcoming academic year: November 13–15, 2017; February 12–14, 2018; and May 2–4, 2018. Institutions that will be in Years 1–2 or 5–6 of the AQIP Pathway Cycle next year have been invited to select the date of the Strategy Forum they plan to attend, and will receive information by email about registering for the event they selected.

Selecting the Team

Institutional teams are comprised of seven or eight people and should include the following institutional representatives:

  • The president of the institution and, if possible, a representative from the institution's board of trustees.

  • Campus leadership, including not only positional leadership, but also representatives from the faculty and administration that are committed to the institution and support quality improvement.

  • Individuals with specific knowledge and skills related to the Action Project topic that will be addressed at the Strategy Forum.

Upcoming Strategy Forums

View the dates for upcoming Strategy Forums on HLC's Calendar.

Prior to attending a Strategy Forum, there is preparation and homework that each institutional team needs to complete. Preparation instructions and homework will be sent to each team after they have registered for the event.



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