AAQEP Institute

AAQEP Institute: Emerging Leaders Seminar & Quality Improvement Seminar, Sept 22-23, 2022, Kansas City, MO

Join us for the inaugural AAQEP Institute, September 22-23, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri!

Choose from two tracks of professional learning seminars for accreditation and assessment leaders:

Emerging Leaders Seminar

This track is designed to support the professional development of faculty and staff who are new to their leadership role in accreditation.

Undertaking this work can be challenging: "accreditation preparation" is not part of academic programs. Most individuals with responsibility for leading accreditation efforts are left to learn the role on the job.

This 2-day seminar provides a deep grounding in how to “do accreditation”:

  • Dig into key quality assurance concepts, processes, and practices
  • Consider where to start and how to organize, lead, and succeed in the work
  • Explore how to manage data collection, analysis, and reporting
  • Begin building a network of professional colleagues, including AAQEP staff
  • And much more!

Practical attention will be given to AAQEP’s system, but the principles will apply to any professional programmatic accreditation process.

Quality Improvement Seminar

This track is designed for individuals and teams who have an initial understanding of the AAQEP process and are ready to explore their accreditation journey.

Created with continuous improvement in mind, this seminar leads participants through two workshops designed to support programs at any stage of their improvement or accreditation cycle.

Take an in-depth look into the use of data, the understanding of data, and how to build and sustain a culture of continuous improvement through the lens of improvement science.

The first day will engage you in the workshop Using Data to Sustain Improvement. Learn how to go deeper into your context and construct well-informed revision cycles through the use of improvement science. Consider models and tools that can support your trajectory of growth and continuous improvement.

The second day will feature AAQEP’s Quality Implementation workshop, focused on taking the models you studied the day before and building them into your program’s culture with your faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Using the principles of a systems model and improvement science, this day’s sessions will focus on the role leaders can play in supporting and driving continuous improvement in your programs.

Leave with a clear plan and ideas for working with your internal and external stakeholders to enhance and sustain your continuous improvement work.

Each seminar can accommodate up to 35 registrants. The two tracks will convene in separate meeting rooms, but all participants will have opportunities to intermingle over breakfast, lunch, and a reception.

Note: Both AAQEP members and nonmembers will benefit from these seminars! While AAQEP’s system will provide a practical model for both tracks, the principles and lessons will apply across other accreditation systems.

Northwest Missouri State University, Gladstone Campus


Northwest Missouri State University, Gladstone Campus
6889 N. Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118



A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the rate of $119/night plus tax at the brand-new hotel across the street from the Institute:

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
Kansas City/Gladstone

6901 N. Oak Trafficway
Gladstone, MO 64118
Tel: 816.886.9693


The hotel rate includes breakfast and is valid through August 18, but space is limited and may sell out earlier.


Early Bird Deadline: June 22, 2022

 Ticket Type Early Bird Regular
 AAQEP Member $ 540 $ 585
 Nonmember $ 630 $ 675


Space is limited to 35 registrants per track and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee covers all activities and handouts/materials for one seminar as well as the meal events listed below.

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, September 22
8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-Noon Seminar Sessions
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-4:00 p.m. Seminar Sessions
4:00-4:30 p.m. Sponsored Sessions
4:30-5:30 p.m. Reception
Friday, September 23
8:00-9:00 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-Noon Seminar Sessions
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-4:00 p.m. Seminar Sessions