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KCC's 2014-18 strategic goals are aligned with the Higher Learning Commission's AQIP categories

​Create a culture of completion Promote an environment of excellence and innovation​ Develop career pathways in target industries​ Take a convening leadership role to strengthen and sustain community partnerships​ Redesign foundational coursework​
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AQIP Categories

  1. Helping Students Learn focuses on the design, deployment, and effectiveness of teaching-learning processes (and on the processes required to support them) that underlie the institution’s credit and non-credit programs and courses.
  2. Meeting Student and Other Key Stakeholder Needs addresses the key processes (separate from instructional programs and internal support services) through which the institution serves its external stakeholders in support of its mission.
  3. Valuing Employees explores the institution’s commitment to the hiring, development, and evaluation of faculty, staff, and administrators.
  4. Planning and Leading focuses on how the institution achieves its mission and lives its vision through direction setting, goal development, strategic actions, threat mitigation, and capitalizing on opportunities.
  5. Knowledge Management and Resource Stewardship addresses management of the fiscal, physical, technological, and information infrastructures designed to provide an environment in which learning can thrive.
  6. Quality Overview focuses on the Continuous Quality Improvement culture and infrastructure of the institution. This category gives the institution a chance to reflect on all its quality improvement initiatives, how they are integrated, and how they contribute to improvement of the institution.