Meaning, Quality, and Integrity of Degrees: Exploring Approaches, Models, & Tools

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/19/2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm


October 19, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kellogg West Conference Center
Pomona, CA

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Workshop Description:
This recently updated MQID workshop provides a hands-on, practical approach designed to allow participants to consider and explore a variety of models, resources, and tools that institutions can use to identify and communicate the meaning, quality, and integrity of degrees. Presenters will share their institutional frameworks and strategies, and will assist participants in creating actionable plans for their own institutions. As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

  1. Determine the purpose, focus, and expected components of the WSCUC-required component “Meaning, Quality, and Integrity of Degrees.”
  2. Begin to develop an institutional perspective on the meaning, quality, and integrity of degrees that reflects your institution’s mission and extends across the breadth of undergraduate and/or graduate programs offered.
  3. Explore numerous resources, tools, and approaches for successfully articulating the meaning, quality, and integrity of degrees, including assessment resources to support improvements.
  4. Begin to create an institutional action plan for identifying and communicating what degrees from your institutions demand and what they offer students.
  5. Develop a community of colleagues with whom to share ideas, resources, and good practices.

Intended audience:
This workshop is designed for individuals or institutional teams, including CAOs, ALOs, deans, faculty, accreditation steering committee members, and assessment specialists. The workshop is intended for four-year and two-year institutions accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.


Laura Massa, Director of Assessment, Loyola Marymount University

Deborah Panter, Director, Educational Effectiveness and Assessment, University of San Francisco

Kathleen Roe, Professor of Public Health and former Chair of the Health Science and Recreation Department, San José State University

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Lodging:  Participants are responsible for their own hotel reservations. Kellogg West Conference Center and Lodge, located on the Cal Poly Pomona campus, is offering WSCUC workshop participants a discounted room rate of $100.00 Single $105.00 Double/night plus occupancy tax. To reserve rooms, contact the conference center at 909-869-2222. Mention "WASC Senior College and University Commission to secure our group discount rate. The deadline for booking rooms in the WSCUC room block is October 4, 2016 or while rooms are available.

Registration: Registration fee includes lunch. Beverages and snacks will be available during breaks. Attendees will be on their own for all other meals.

Registration fee: $290/per team member.  After the registration deadline, if space is available, the late registration fee will be $350 /per team member.

Discount for Combined Registration: The Big Five: Addressing Core Competencies will be offered on October 20-21 at Kellogg West Conference Center. The special rate for a combined registration for MQID and The Big Five: Addressing Core Competencies is $700 until 10/5/2016. After the registration deadline, if space is available, the late registration fee will be $730 /per team member.

Registration deadline:  October 5, 2016

This educational program has been developed by national and regional experts and is offered as a service to WSCUC member institutions and others who wish to learn about good practices applicable to all institutions. It is entirely optional, and our hope is that member institutions will find it helpful. WSCUC staff will be present to answer questions related specifically to accreditation expectations.