Quality Initiative Proposal Samples
Institutions on the Open Pathway are required to undertake a major Quality Initiative designed to suit their present concerns or aspirations. The Quality Initiative takes place between Years 5 and 9 of the 10-year Open Pathway Cycle. A Quality Initiative may be designed to begin and be completed during this time, or an institution may continue an initiative already in progress or achieve a key milestone in the work of a longer initiative. The Quality Initiative is intended to allow institutions to take risks, aim high, and if so be it, learn from only partial success or even failure.
The Higher Learning Commission has selected the following Quality Initiative Proposals as samples for institutions that are currently planning or working on their own proposals. The samples illustrate the wide range of projects that can be used as Quality Initiatives, and demonstrate the information and level of detail that HLC's peer reviewers need when evaluating submitted proposals. HLC recommends them for study, but they do not represent official HLC directions, rules, or practices.