• Accreditation Leadership Academy (ALA)


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Accreditation Leadership Academy (ALA)?

The ALA is WSCUC’s signature educational program, designed to build accreditation knowledge and leadership skills that address contemporary challenges throughout higher education.

What methodology does it follow?

The methodology used to create the ALA is collaborative by nature and founded in the principles of active engagement and inquiry-based learning. By cultivating a professional learning network within each cohort and throughout all ALA alumni, opportunities for ongoing learning and growth in practice will be available to ALA participants.

How will the ALA be delivered?

The ALA will be offered in a hybrid format, combining in-person multi-day sessions with online components to support participants as they develop their skills and knowledge, undertake individual projects, and collaborate on group deliverables. Projects are intended to be flexible in response to a given participant’s individual and institutional needs, professional development goals, and overall workload.

How much does it cost and where are the meetings?

Fees for 2024-25 (Cohort #14) are $6,100 per participant. In addition, each participant will be responsible for travel and hotel costs for each meeting (rooms will be offered at a special rate). All meals are included in the ALA fees.

The August and October 2024 meetings and the January 2025 meeting will be 3 day and 2-night meetings at hotels alternating between Northern and Southern California. Participants will receive information about locations and lodging following admission to the ALA.