ARC2022: Equity & Excellence in Action


Workshops & SIGs

ALO Events

New ALO Orientation

Wednesday, April 20 9:00 – 11:00am

The Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) is the individual that WSCUC relies on to communicate matters of accreditation between the Commission, WSCUC staff, and the institution. The ALO is expected to stay knowledgeable about accreditation policies and processes, keep the institution informed about accreditation changes, promote an understanding of the Commission’s accreditation Standards and processes, help host accreditation visits and support accreditation reviews, facilitate submission of timely reports to the Commission, and stay in close contact with the institution’s WSCUC staff liaisons. This interactive session – strongly recommended for those who are new to the ALO role at their institutions – will provide an overview of ALO responsibilities and available resources. WSCUC staff and experienced ALO representatives will also share ideas for effectively engaging institutional constituents, representing the institution to WSCUC, using available data, communicating with the WSCUC staff liaison, organizing resources for WSCUC processes such as Annual Reporting and Substantive Change applications, and generally supporting the work of accreditation.

ALO Forum & Luncheon

Wednesday, April 20 12:00 – 1:30pm

Each year, WSCUC staff work with ALOs to identify critical ideas and issues of concern for discussion and action from which we can all learn and benefit. The ARC2022 ALO Luncheon Forum continues this tradition and provides focus on issues of importance to the Accreditation Liaison Officer. Experienced ALOs will offer examples of how they have approached challenging situations with the most important strategies, practices, and outcomes and each participant in the Forum will have the opportunity to engage in conversation about their own experiences.

CEO Forum

CEO Forum & Luncheon

Thursday, April 21 12:00 – 2:00pm

WSCUC’s annual gathering of institutional leaders will continue with the ARC2022’s CEO Forum. Be part of conversations about the role of the CEO in fostering equity and excellence within their institution and across higher education. President Studley and guests will bring forward the issues she and the Commission are engaging with as well as the things we’ll all be talking about and working on after ARC2022. As always – trends, insights, predictions, and questions are on the table, as are suggestions for how WSCUC can better serve your students and institutions.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Friday, April 22 11:30am – 1:00pm

A Conversation on the Current State of Student Affairs and Where We’re Headed

Come join the conversation as we discuss the shifting landscape of Student Affairs and how to best assess the co-curricular impact on student success. We will explore themes such as Post-Pandemic Realities and Lessons Learned, Student Engagement, Post-Traditional Students, Student Crisis Programs and Management. Come join the conversation!

Potential questions for exploration:
• What current trends are we seeing on our campuses?
• How do we effectively assess programs while continually mitigating crises?
• What have we learned from the pandemic and what should we continue from our pivot?
• How can we confidently meet this future and assess for effectiveness?

Arts Assessment

Please join us for the 9th annual meeting of the Arts Assessment Special Interest Group. This meeting is open to anyone interested. The arts have a long history of assessment practice through portfolios, auditions, critique, jury, collaborative performances, film showcases, exhibitions, and other forms of observation, audition, and review. Arts educators continuously seek to refine existing methods and develop new tools for assessment in order to fully articulate learning within and through the arts. This will be an open discussion about our assessment challenges, especially given our current environment with more remote learning options and DEI concerns. Join your colleagues in this SIG to discuss the opportunities and challenges involved in measuring learning in the arts.

California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR)

Join CAIR for a time of networking and discussion surrounding issues of special interest to IR professionals and the upcoming CAIR conference in La Jolla, CA. The 2022 conference theme will be “Institutional Research and Effectiveness: Using Data to Guide Improvement.”

Educational & Faculty Development: Why It Matters, How to Scale for Impact (POD)

Educational and faculty development professionals play many vital roles on our campuses, especially as the world has adapted to remote teaching. The work of these scholarly practitioners includes: supporting instructors; implementing effective pedagogies, integrating technologies, developing learning spaces; aligning and assessing learning outcomes; assisting with curriculum development; implementing sustainable structures for continuous improvement of teaching and learning; and more.

This SIG discussion will provide concrete ways to evaluate educational and faculty development needs on your campus – from starting up to sustaining and growing to revitalizing and adapting programs and services in light of new priorities. This session will also offer an overview of resources to support your work. Administrators, faculty, and other campus educators are invited to join this discussion about how your campus can benefit from educational development.

Hosted by the POD Network (est in 1976), which is the premier North American US professional organization advancing the research and practice of educational development in higher education.

AALHE – Reimagining Assessment: Turn Every Stone

This Special Interest Group uses a networking approach to share discoveries of closed loops of continuous improvement efforts. What evidence of use of data for continuous improvement exists outside of the traditional, five-column assessment report? As we reimagine assessment, how can we collaborate with academic and administrative units across the campus to tell our institutional stories of closing the loop for improved student learning?

Assessment at Research-Intensive Universities

This Special Interest Group brings together assessment, academic, and administrative leaders at large research-intensive institutions to discuss the foundational role of intentional, systemic, and learning-centered outcomes assessment efforts in promoting improved educational outcomes for students.

CSU Assessment Meeting

All California State University Academic Programs staff, faculty, and administrators responsible for assessment are invited to a presentation and break-out session at this special interest group gathering.

Institutional Experiences and Best Practices for Assessment in Legal Education

Law schools are relative newcomers to the world of outcomes-based education. Each law school is at a different place in in the cycle of review and improvement through assessment and data utilization. The ability to share with others in similar situations about challenges and successes, shared or unique, is essential to understanding that we are not alone and to making this work easier for everyone. Please join to discuss the issues of concern to all law schools today. Topics will likely include JD program assessment, program review in the law school context, and how to prepare for a WSCUC site visit.