In 2010, Southern Arkansas University ratified our long-standing commitment to continuous improvement in higher education by adopting the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) model of accreditation. The AQIP program is a quality-based, continuous improvement model of accreditation promoted by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Southern Arkansas University has maintained its accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission since 1929, completing our last comprehensive evaluation in 2013. Under the AQIP model, SAU will participate in on-going continuous improvement initiatives that infuse the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of the University and its colleges. Maintaining SAU’s accreditation through the AQIP process will demonstrate the University’s commitment to providing the highest quality education to the students in our region.
Within the AQIP site, you will find SAU’s mission statement, goals and objectives, AQIP Systems Portfolios, and the processes and people that are working together to promote the AQIP culture of continuous quality improvement. As the University works through the AQIP process, input is solicited from all stakeholders. If you have any questions or comments regarding this report, please contact Dr. David Lanoue, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.