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Educational Programs

WSCUC’s educational programs are developed by recognized experts and are offered as a service to WSCUC member institutions and others who wish to learn about good practices and emerging ideas in higher education. All programming is entirely optional; we hope member institutions will find them useful. WSCUC staff will be present to answer questions related specifically to accreditation expectations.

Accreditation Resource Conference

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ARC2022 - Equity & Excellence In Action

April 20-22, 2022, Hyatt Regency San Francisco

We explored innovative ideas, new models, and transformative practices to plot a course toward meaningful educational outcomes for students.

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Upcoming Conferences

ARC2023 – The Challenge of Excellence: Realizing the New Standards
Annual Accreditation Resource Conference (ARC), April 19-21, 2023, Hyatt Regency Orange County
Annual Accreditation Resource Conference (ARC), April 18-20, 2024, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

ARC2022, Accreditation Resource Conference, April 20-22, 2022.


Opening Plenary – WSCUC Directions: Where, Why, and How

As higher education changes to meet and serve imperatives of quality and equity, how is WSCUC leading, innovating, supporting and imagining? How are higher education and WSCUC changing to promote equitable student success? What will accountability and improvement, accreditation and quality, look like in the future? Insights from WSCUC leaders and a panel of Commissioners.

ARC2021 Featured Session

The Emerging Landscape of Learning for Equity

This session explored what five years of nationwide data tell us about three essential learning outcomes – written communication, critical thinking and quantitative literacy – and the implications for our work moving forward through an in-depth look at the current landscape of learning, focusing upon the quality of learning within the undergraduate curriculum and the equity of learning outcomes across various student characteristics. The data revealed practical actions that faculty and institutions can take to address longstanding patterns of inequity across various characteristics of students and assignments. Featuring Kate McConnell, Vice President, Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment, Association of American Colleges and Universities, and Terrel L Rhodes, Distinguished Fellow, Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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RIght to the Point Featured Webinar

Right to the Point: Equity Through a Sociologically Mindful Lens

For the first Right to the Point meeting we are honored to host Dr. Jacqueline Brooks for a discussion of equity, race and ethnicity through a sociologically mindful lens. Jackie is an assistant professor of sociology at California State University, Sacramento, and her scholarship addresses the experiences of marginalized groups, highlighting the various forms of intersecting forms of oppression that shape their lives. She is a co-author of the recently released book Race and Ethnicity: The Sociological Mindful Approach. Jackie is also a graduate of Cohort 10 of WSCUC’s Assessment Leadership Academy.

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