230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
"In its review of institutions, the Higher Learning Commission seeks a culture of aspiration and continual improvement
rather than satisfaction of minimum requirements..."
-- Higher Learning Commission. Guiding Values, 5. "A culture of continuous improvement." 2012.
Western Wyoming Community College is an institution in good standing with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association. In 2008, Western was accepted
as a member of the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), one of three pathways for maintaining accreditation with the HLC. Our efforts to maintain accreditation allow us
to make continuous quality improvements for the institution. Components supporting our accreditation include the Strategic Plan, Program Review, Action Projects, and other
Strategic Plan: The College has developed an ongoing Strategic Plan using an integrated
process that combines accreditation feedback, current action projects, and the many other efforts across the campus that are already in motion.
Additionally, budget and resource considerations are included in the process to ensure that the College has the support to embark on the necessary
Program Reviews: The Program Review process ensures that the College regularly evaluates instructional,
administrative, and support services programs. These reviews provide evidence of program evaluation, reflection, planning, and improvement necessary to
Action Projects: The Academic Quality Improvement Program of the
Higher Learning Commission supports our efforts at continuous quality improvement. AQIP institutions must have three active action projects at all
times. These projects allow us to continue growth in critical areas, and to see connections among the practices and culture on our campus. (Link
redirects to the AQIP Action Project Directory. Enter the Institution name and the State name, and then click "Find Projects.")