Quality Initiatives

Accreditation and AQIP

AQIP stands for Academic Quality Improvement Program. It is an accrediting project of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is the organization that accredits higher education institutions in this region.

Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a total management commitment and philosophy of excellence, customer focus, process improvement, and the rule of measurement rather than gut feel. Six Sigma is about making every area of the organization better able to meet the changing needs of customers, markets, and technologies—with benefits for employees, customers, and [stakeholders].

- From What is Six Sigma?
Pete Pande and Larry Holpp

Blueprint for the Future

The Blueprint for the Future is a living document updated annually to address the emerging challenges we face.

Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx)

Formerly the Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence

ILPEx is a statewide, non-profit organization that assists leaders in business, education, health care, government, and non-profit agencies in applying the Baldrige Criteria to achieve performance excellence.