AQIP 8-year cycle
Years 1 and 4: A three-day Strategy Forum identifies KCC’s priority projects, which guide the selection of AQIP Action Projects.
Action Projects Update and Review
Each year: KCC provides the HLC with Action Projects Updates three times annually and receives responses through HLC's Action Projects Review. The most recent update was in Fall, 2015.
Systems Portfolio and Appraisal
Years 3 and 7: KCC's Systems Portfolio provides information about its programs and services, describes process improvements, and highlights performance indicator results. In response, HLC issues a detailed Systems Appraisal of KCC’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Comprehensive Quality Review
Years 4 (optional) and 8: The Comprehensive Quality Review team will visit campus and engage KCC in discussions about its Action Projects, initiatives featured in the Systems Portfolio, and strategies designed through the Strategy Forums. This team will also review results from any concerns or issues raised by the Systems Appraisal team
Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Year 8: The final report of the Comprehensive Quality Review visit team and the documentation that supports it (e.g., past Systems Portfolios and Appraisals, Action Projects Updates and Reviews, federal compliance documentation, etc.) will serve as the basis for reaffirming accreditation. KCC is accredited through 2024.
Kankakee Community College
Purva Rushi, Ed.D.
Director of Institutional Research and Grants Development
Accreditation Liaison Officer
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Phone: 800-621-7440 / 312-263-0456