Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

What is AQIP?  The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) provides an alternative evaluation process for organizations already accredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association (NCA). AQIP is structured around quality improvement principles and processes and involves a structured set of goal-setting, networking, and accountability activities. To that end, Sinclair develops and commits to action projects to self-improve and continue the journey towards our goal of helping students learn.

In addition to these action projects, we developed and implemented our systems portfolio which is a comprehensive view of systems and processes in the college aimed at continuous improvement. 

action plan

Action Projects


  • Developing a Sustainable Structure to Support Cultural Diversity and Global Citizenship
  • Enhancing Student Complaint Processes
  • Increasing Alignment of Updated Curriculum and Website Processes
  • Streamlining Admissions and Enrollment


  • Academic Advising
  • Assessment to the Next Level
  • Building a Holistic Advising System
  • Employee Performance Evaluation System
  • High School Linkages and Student Readiness
  • Improving the First Year Student Experience
  • Institutional Policy Review
  • Math Success
  • Online Student Services
  • Optimizing Course Scheduling for Student Success and Completion
  • Writing Success

System Portfolio