As of 2010, NCA/HLC has instituted a pilot AQIP program with a Baldrige Option. In July 2011 GRCC applied for acceptance into this pilot. As part of the Baldrige Option requirements, GRCC submitted an application for the Michigan Quality Leadership Award in February, 2012. In May of 2012, we were notified that we would receive a site visit. The site visit, including eight examiners plus one representative from the Michigan Quality Council, occurred September 10 – 12, 2012. In October, 2012 we were notified that we had been awarded an Honorable Mention from the Michigan Quality Council for our quality improvement efforts.
To fulfill our accreditation obligations, we submitted our Michigan Quality Award application, the Michigan Quality Council Feedback Report, and an AQIP Baldrige Option Summary – Criteria for Accreditation report to the Higher Learning Commission on November 1, 2012. We expect to receive a response from the HLC regarding these reports by February, 2013. Links to all three of these reports are provided on the right column of this page.