The Quality Initiative takes place between Year 5 and Year 9 of the Open Pathway Cycle and focuses on the college's major improvement efforts. A Quality Initiative may be designed to begin and be completed during this time. The Quality Initiative may continue a current initiative or demonstrate the achievement of a key milestone in the work of a long-term initiative. HLC expects that institutions are always engaged in quality improvement.
Higher Learning Commission (HLC). "Commission Policies Affecting Institutional Affiliation." Higher Learning Commission Policies. 1 June 2015. Web. 23 Sept. 2015.