Helping Students Learn – An AQIP Action Project
The College of Menominee Nation has the honor of being the only tribal college participating in the Higher Learning Commission’s rigorous Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). As part of AQIP requirements, CMN must have at least three quality improvement projects in place at all times.
This semester a faculty and staff team began work on an AQIP project entitled, “Improving Student Learning through a Sustainable Academic Program Review Process.” An academic program review process allows faculty, administration, staff, and the Board of Trustees, among others, to assess student learning, determine the contribution a program makes to the communities we serve, and to gauge the relevancy of a program. Effective program reviews reveal strengths and opportunities for improvement for our baccalaureate, associate, and technical programs. Every program of the College will be reviewed annually to verify that it is delivering the quality instruction we wish for students.
Academic program review cannot be possible without the invaluable expertise and input of CMN faculty. For this reason, faculty will have the opportunity to work with the project team during in-services to provide essential disciplinary knowledge for effective program review.
Please be ready to meet any faculty and the project team requests in order to support this important work.
From left to right: front row - Vicki Besaw and Sandra Chapman;
back row - Harlan Pygman, Austin Retzlaff, Mahrie Peterson, Kelli Chelberg,
and Nathan Fregien. Not pictured - Chad Waukechon.