New ALO Orientation Webinar

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

New ALO Orientation Webinar

Thursday, May 21, 2020 
1:00 - 2:30pm Pacific Time


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 strategies. WSCUC staff and experienced ALO representatives will also share ideas for effectively engaging institutional constituents, representing the institution to WSCUC, 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.

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Mark Goor

Mark Goor, Vice President, has over 40 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator in public schools, and in higher education as professor, Dean of the College of Education, and Special Assistant to the Provost. As professor, Mark published books and articles on special education and taught assessment at George Mason University and taught team facilitation in the doctoral program in Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne. For 15 years, he has been active in accreditation activities, leading teams for NCATE reviews and participating on WSCUC visiting teams and interim report teams. Additionally, Mark is a graduate of the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy. Most recently, as ALO, Mark has led the University of La Verne in building a university-wide assessment system in collaboration with the WSCUC Community of Practice initiative. Mark has a BS in Speech Pathology from the University at Albany, MEd in Special Education from the University of Denver, and a PhD from the University of Virginia in Special Education Leadership.

Maureen A. Maloney

Maureen A. Maloney, Vice President Before joining WSCUC in October, 2012, Moe was a member of the Graduate Theological Union Student Affairs staff for 18 years. Moe served as the GTU Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students from 2004 to 2012. Her previous roles at GTU included Assistant/Associate Dean for the Doctoral Program and Student Life Coordinator. Before joining the GTU staff, Moe was a research assistant with another consortium, the National Center for Research in Vocational Education. From 1984 through 1991, Moe was the head women’s basketball coach for San Francisco State University. Moe has an Ed.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.S. in Physical Education Administration from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests are in higher education organizational theory, teaching and learning, student retention and graduation, and faculty development.

John Hausaman

John Hausaman, Director of Substantive Change and Committee Relations.  John joined the WSCUC staff as Director of Substantive Change and Committee Relations in 2016. John works with three peer-review committees including Substantive Change, Interim Reports, and Eligibility. Prior to joining the WSCUC staff, he served as the Public Information Officer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), another regional accreditor. During his 10 years at HLC, John was the Program Manager for their assessment of student learning initiatives and other educational programming. He has extensive experience working with policy, peer reviewers, educational programming, and accreditation in general. Before HLC, John spent time as a research assistant in the Office of Research, Planning and Assessment at Saint Xavier University. John earned his B.A. from Saint Xavier University and his M.S. in Public Services Management from DePaul University.

David Chase

David Chase, Associate Vice President Prior to joining WSCUC in 2017, David was responsible for leading Academic Affairs at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, California, which included the planning, development, and evaluation the Conservatory's academic programs and serving as the Accreditation Liaison Officer. David also held the position of Senior Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of the Pacific, where he also served as the Assistant Dean of the Conservatory of Music and taught courses in the Music Management program and in the core seminars of Pacific’s General Education program. He earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Music degrees from Pacific’s Conservatory. David is a co-author of the book Assessment in Creative Disciplines: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic, and has published and presented workshops on assessing student learning and on teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education arts disciplines. He is a graduate of the third class of WSCUC’s Assessment Leadership Academy.