Quality Initiative


From the Higher Learning Commission (HLC):

The Open Pathway requires an institution to designate one major improvement effort it has undertaken during its 10-year accreditation cycle as its Quality Initiative (QI). The Quality Initiative (QI)takes place between years 5 and 9 of the 10-year Open Pathway Cycle. A Quality Initiative (QI) project may be designed to begin and be completed during this time, or an institution may continue a project that is already in progress or achieve a key milestone in the work of a longer initiative. The Quality Initiative (QI) is intended to allow institutions to take risks, aim high and learn from only partial success or even failure.

Bowling Green State University’s Quality Initiative (QI) titled Advancing Integrative Learning and Signature Work has the potential to have a significant impact on the institution and on its academic quality. The proposal is an effort by the University to develop cross‐curricular integrative learning practices across academic programs. It involves selecting pilot signature programs for specific academic programs and focuses on helping students with critical thinking, effective communication, creative and critical problem solving, and meta cognition for the transfer of knowledge. BGSU’s QI directly aligns with the institution’s mission and strategic plan as well as efforts to redefine student success with an emphasis on integrative learning, communication in context, and signature work.

Processes and Forms for Initiating and Approving Signature Work at BGSU

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Updated: 01/27/2023 02:15PM