In 2005, Northern Wyoming Community College District became one of roughly 100 regional colleges to adopt an alternative pilot accreditation program called “Academic Quality Improvement” or AQIP. Typically, the accreditation process happens once every ten years. In contrast, colleges that have chosen to go the AQIP route have accreditation “checkups” every seven.
Sheridan College President, Dr. Paul Young:
Currently, NWCCD is gearing up for their accreditation checkup, which includes a visit from AQIP representatives in late November.
Young says one of the areas the college district has focused on improving is student retention rates:
So how has the college district fared in meeting some of these goals? Tomorrow we will have more details, as well as some info on how changing federal standards are impacting our local colleges.