Introduction and Welcome

Dr. Patrick Johns

Welcome to Lake Superior College’s electronic Systems Portfolio – the log of our activities with regard to the nine key processes of the Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP), which is an accreditation program of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College’s and Schools.

The Systems Portfolio demonstrates the context in which we implement each of the nine components, the processes that we use in our fulfillment of the components, the results that were achieved from the efforts, and the improvements that we have made and plan to make based on the results. Each section of the portfolio responds to specific questions centered on one of the components which are shown in the right hand column of this page.

The electronic portfolio is recognized by the Higher Learning Commission/AQIP as a valid vehicle to display an institution’s accreditation materials. The Higher Learning Commission/AQIP is interested in the Systems Electronic Portfolio Project to determine feasibility for HLC adoption.

For more information on the Academic Quality Improvement Program, visit their website at