DSU's Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Projects Timeline

  • Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2011-2012
  • Quality Checkup: October 20-22, 2010
  • Systems Portfolio: November 1, 2008 (created during first four years of AQIP; required every 4 years)
  • Second Strategy Forum: February 2010
  • Strategy Forum: November 2005
  • AQIP Acceptance: February 2005
  • AQIP Application: January 2005 (Download Application)
Action ProjectsAQIP CategoryChampion(s)Time frame: Start date/ End dateExamples of the Evaluation Methods
Using StrengthsQuest to Enhance Academic Success 1. Helping Students Learn Faculty / Staff Committee 8/1/2011- 9/30/2012 Student evaluations, retention rates, student GPAs
Building a research culture at DSU 2. Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives University Research Committee 1/1/11- 1/1/14 Solicit input from faculty, Web-based Balanced Scorecard
HR Strategic Planning: Rewarding and Recognizing Employees in New Ways 4. Valuing People Director of Human Resources, Planning Council 10/1/10 – 9/30/12 Campus Quality Survey and a locally-developed survey, focus groups and individual employee interviews
Improve Faculty-to-Student Communication and Feedback 1. Helping Students Learn Faculty Committee 9/1/2011- 9/1/2012 Student Satisfaction Data, Course evaluation data
Developing, Implementing and Evaluating Support Services for Online Students 1. Helping Students Learn Vice President of Student Affairs / Director of Extended Programs 3/1/10- 9/1/11 Completed Comparison of the pre- and post- data on the Noel-Levitz Survey for Online Learners, Usage statistics for each of the piloted programs
Building a CQI campus culture through training and practice 8. Planning Continuous Improvement Continuous Quality Improvement Task Force 10/1/10- 12/1/11 Completed Attendance at training sessions, evaluation of training sessions, projects completed using the CQI tools
Becoming a PIED Piper! Planning a campus-wide quality improvement training program. 8. Planning Continuous Improvement Continuous Quality Improvement Task Force 3/1/10 – 10/1/10 Completed Projects completed using the PIED cycle (plan, implement, evaluate, decide)
Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness: Implementation Phase 7. Measuring Effectiveness Institutional Effectiveness Committee 1/1/08 – 12/1/10 Completed Dashboard completion, IEC meetings, Unit plans with outcomes and benchmarks
Development of a Strategic Human Resources Plan for the University 4. Valuing People Human Resources Team 10/1/09- 6/30/10 Completed Development of an HR strategic plan, including appropriate evaluation measures, Public declaration and communication of the HR Strategic Plan
Collecting and Analyzing Data to Improve Student Retention 1. Helping Students Learn Retention Committee 10/1/07- 5/30/10 Completed Evaluation of tutoring , GS 100, Early Alert, and other retention initiatives
Implement prospective-student communications management software tool – EMAS Pro 2. Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives Director of Admissions 3/1/09 – 9/1/09 Completed Number of communications, Admissions processes, training plans
Pilot a portfolio process for use in general education assessment 1. Helping Students Learn Assessment Committee 10/1/08- 9/1/09 Completed Number of portfolios collected and evaluated, analysis of portfolio data
Comprehensive Campaign: Preliminary Phase 8. Planning Continuous Improvement Director of Development 10/1/07 – 5/1/08 Completed Fundraising targets, percentage increase, # of contacts
Strategic Planning, AQIP and Institutional Effectiveness: moving in new directions 8. Planning Continuous Improvement Strategic Planning Committee 9/1/06 – 9/30/07 Completed Frequency of and attendance at Strategic Planning Committee meetings, Communications
Increase quality, quantity and diversity of students through enrollment management 2. Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives Director of Admissions, Institutional Effectiveness Committee 6/1/06 – 9/1/09 Completed Enrollment and diversity numbers, Average ACT Composite
Implement a Doctor of Science degree in Information Systems 2. Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives VPAA and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research 12/1/05 – 12/1/06 Completed Enrollment numbers, faculty information, new policies
Design & implement programs to enhance student success & retention 1. Helping Students Learn Retention Committee 6/1/05- 9/30/06 Completed Evaluation of tutoring, GS 100 course evaluations, reports on usage
Develop and implement a comprehensive program that improves academic advising 3. Understanding Students' and other Stakeholders' Needs Faculty Advising Specialist Team 6/1/05 – 9/30/07 Completed ACT Academic Advising survey, Satisfaction surveys

Last Updated: 6/1/12