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    November 17, 2022 - WSCUC

Accreditation Leadership Academy

WSCUC’s 2022 Accreditation Leadership Academy (ALA) is underway with the second convening held in Oakland, CA last month following an initial gathering in August and with the third meeting planned for January. The ALA is Educational Programs’ new professional development program that builds on the foundation of more than a decade of success established by its predecessor, the Assessment Leadership Academy. The ALA puts WSCUC’s values of leadership and innovation into practice by examining central challenges of contemporary American higher education and engaging faculty, mentors, and participants with fresh ideas and new ways of fostering institutional improvement and student achievement.

The 2022 Cohort is working with senior faculty and mentors including:

  • Dr. Walter Conwell, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Keston Fulcher, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies
  • John Gardner, Founder and Executive Chair, Gardner Institute
  • Natasha Jankowski, Ph.D., Higher Education and Assessment Consultant
  • Gianina Baker, Acting Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Carole Huston, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, University of San Diego
  • Kevin Grant, Ed.D., Director of Assessment and Research, Cal Poly
  • Julie Stein, Director, Educational Effectiveness, Cal State East Bay

WSCUC staff including President Jamienne Studley, Executive Vice President Christopher Oberg, Vice President Stephanie Huie, Educational Programs Vice President David Chase, and Curriculum Designer Justine Meyr have lent their effort and expertise as well.

Applications for the 2023 Cohort will be available in December. We encourage you to explore joining this rich development program and its active alumni network.



Educational Programs is again offering day-long workshops in person! A pair of programs hosted in Berkeley, CA October 19 and 20 focused on equity, evidence, institutional culture, and educational effectiveness.

JOIN US for the next two workshops – December 1 and 2 in Pomona, CA.

The first workshop on December 1 will feature colleagues from the California Association of Institutional Research (CAIR) who will present “Evidence, Equity, and IR: Managing Process and Product to Transform Ideas into Action.”

Katie McAllister from Minerva University will lead the second workshop on December 2 and explore ideas in the program “Student Success and Educational Effectiveness: It All Starts with Engagement.”

Click here for more information and to register.

ARC2023 : Accreditation Resource Conference

SAVE THE DATE – ARC2023 is April 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA. More information including speakers, sessions, events, and registration is coming soon!

Call for Proposals

Is your institution doing interesting and meaningful work around evidence, equity, and effectiveness? Would you like to share your work with others in the higher education community? If the answer to either of the questions above is “yes”, you are invited to submit a presentation proposal to be considered for WSCUC’s ARC2023.

As you develop proposals, consider the following topical areas as a guide:

Evidence. How data and information – quantitative, qualitative, and experiential – become evidence that contributes to action that benefits students.

Equity. How creating meaningful learning environments makes a difference, leading to changed institutional policy and practice.

Effectiveness. How improving practice in all aspects of organizational life leads to better outcomes.

Proposals are due by Monday, November 21, 2022.

Learn more!


November 2022 Newsletter