Higher Learning Commission

Southeast Missouri State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In recognition of its commitment to quality improvement principles, Southeast has been accepted into the HLC's Academic Quality Improvement Program -- one of three accreditation processes offered by the HLC.

The AQIP process is continuous and involves maintaining a minimum of three Action Projects at any given time. The process is overseen by the University AQIP Steering Committee, whose members include faculty, administrators, staff, and students. As required by the AQIP review process, the University submitted a Systems Portfolio on May 31, 2010. The Portfolio was reviewed and the University received the HLC's formal response in September 2010.

External AQIP reviewers visited the campus in September of 2012 and conducted a Quality Checkup Visit.  In December of 2012 Southeast received a Reaffirmation of Accreditation from the HLC.  Southeast is accredited through the 2019-2020 academic year at which time the campus will be up for the next reaffirmation of accreditation.

AQIP Information

Website for the Higher Learning Commission Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

Important Dates

  • Next Systems Portfolio due date June 1, 2014
  • Strategy Forum 2014-2015

 Action Project Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

Proposal Submission Form

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation Recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation Letter

September 2012 Quality Checkup Visit

Quality Checkup Visit Team Report - October 2012
Posted October 30, 2012

Updated Systems Portfolio - August 2012
Posted August 21,2012

Quality Summary Report
Posted August 21,2012

Federal Compliance Report
Posted August 21,2012

Proposed Quality Checkup Visit Agenda
Posted August 21,2012

Systems Portfolio

Systems Portfolio

2014 Systems Portfolio

Systems Portfolio Feedback Report - Systems Appraisal

2014 Systems Appraisal

Action Projects



Q2- Quick QIPs


  • Credit Hour Definition
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Online Program Development
  • Learning Management System Review
  • CLxxx Review
  • Graduate Admission


AQIP Steering Committee

AQIP Basics


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