Featured Presentations

President Jamienne S. Studley

Thursday April 26, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Harnessing Accreditation’s Superpowers

Jamienne S. Studley, President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
 
Friday April 27, 9:45 am – 10:45 am

WSCUC Led Session: A Conversation with the President

Jamienne S. Studley, President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
 

Plenary Speakers

Wednesday April 25, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hope and Higher Education

Ted Mitchell, President, American Council on Education
 
Thursday April 26, 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Fostering Change in Postsecondary Education

Max Espinoza, Senior Program Officer, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
John Kline, Former United States Representative, Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, Former Chairman, House Education and Workforce Committee
Ajita Talwalker Menon, Former Special Assistant to the President for Higher Education Policy in the Obama Administration,
George Miller, Former United States Representative, California’s 11th Congressional District, Former Chairman, House Education and Workforce Committee; Senior Education Advisor, Cengage Learning
Doug Lederman, Moderator, Co-Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Education
 
Thursday April 26, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Harnessing Accreditation’s Superpowers

Jamienne S. Studley, President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
 
Friday April 27, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Higher Education’s Public Purpose: Defending Colleges and Universities as Forces for Good

Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities
 

Showcasing Teaching and Learning

Friday April 27, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Gateway College: A Model for Workforce Development and Higher Education

Ronald Carter, Provost, Loma Linda University
Richard Hart, President, Loma Linda University
Arwyn Wild, Executive Director, San Manuel Gateway College
 
Friday April 27, 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Competencies and Learning Currency: Creating Alternative Pathways to Postsecondary Credentials and Careers

Laurie Dodge, Vice Chancellor of Institutional Assessment and Planning and Vice Provost, Brandman University
Mary Beth Lakin, Director, College and University Partnerships, American Council on Education
 
Thursday April 26, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Technology and Applied Composition

MaryClare Brzytwa, Executive Director, Technology and Applied Composition, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
 
Thursday April 26, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Minerva Schools at KGI: Faculty Development for Fully Active Teaching and Learning

Joshua Fost, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Minerva
James Genone, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Minerva
Allison Gale, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences, Minerva
Levy Odera, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Minerva
 
Thursday April 26, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Update on a Multi-Campus Implementation of the Flipped Classroom in Gateway STEM Courses

Laura Sullivan-Green, Associate Professor, San Jose State University
Andy Feinstein, Provost, San Jose State University
Patricia Backer, Professor, San Jose State University
 

WSCUC Led Sessions

Friday April 27, 9:45 am – 10:45 am

WSCUC Led Session: Toward a Better Benchmark: Demonstrating Retention and Graduation Rate Success Using IPEDS and WSCUC GRD Data

Henry Hernandez, Chief Information Officer, , WASC Senior College and University Commission
Maureen Maloney, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
John Stanley, Director, Institutional Research, University of Hawai’i – West Oahu
Serge Herzog, Director, Institutional Analysis, University of Nevada, Reno
 
Wednesday April 25, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

WSCUC Staff Office Hours - By Appointment Only

Barbara Gross Davis, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Mark Goor, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Tamela Hawley, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Maureen A. Maloney, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Christopher Oberg, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Richard Osborn, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Lori WIlliams, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
 
Wednesday April 25, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ARC Orientation

David Chase, Associate Vice President, Educational Programming, WASC Senior College and University Commission
 
Thursday April 26, 9:15 am – 10:15 am

WSCUC Staff Office Hours - Drop-in Session

Barbara Gross Davis, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
John Hausaman, Director of Substantive Change and Committee Relations, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Tamela Hawley, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Errin Heyman, Project Manager, Advancing Learning Outcomes Visibility Initiative, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Maureen Maloney, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Christopher Oberg, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Richard Osborn, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Linda Petersen, Director of Research, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Lori Williams, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
 
Wednesday April 25, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

WSCUC Led Session: How Does International Accreditation Impact and Serve WSCUC?

Andrew Wallis, Program Chair and Professor of Modern Languages; WSCUC Commissioner, Whittier College
Bethami Dobkin, Former Provost Saint Mary’s College of California; WSCUC Commissioner,
Amy Supinger, Education Policy and Finance Consultant, Supinger Strategies; WSCUC Commissioner,
Fernando Leon Garcia, President, Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior; WSCUC Commissioner,
Eduardo Ochoa, President, California State University, Monterey Bay; WSCUC Commissioner,
Linda Petersen, Director of Research, WASC Senior College and University Commission
 
Thursday April 26, 8:00 am – 9:00 am

WSCUC Led Session: WSCUC’s Substantive Change Process

John Hausaman, Director of Substantive Change and Committee Relations, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Karen Graham, Associate, WASC Senior College and University Commission
 
Thursday April 26, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WSCUC Led Session: WSCUC Graduation Rate Dashboard 101: Understanding, Using, and Reporting the Data

Kristina Powers, Research Fellow on Student Achievement, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Linda Petersen, Director of Research, WASC Senior College and University Commission
 
Friday April 27, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

WSCUC Staff Office Hours - By Appointment Only

Barbara Gross Davis, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Mark Goor, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Tamela Hawley, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Maureen Maloney, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Christopher Oberg, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Richard Osborn, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Lori Williams, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
 
Thursday April 26, 8:00 am – 9:00 am

WSCUC Led Session: Becoming a WSCUC Peer Evaluator

Barbara Gross Davis, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Lori Williams, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Institutional Representative: Seri Luangphinith, Professor of English, Chair of Humanities, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Institutional Representative: Kelly Wahl, Director of Statistical Analysis and Assessment Coordinator College of Letters and Science, Division of Undergraduate Education, University of California, Los Angeles
 
Thursday April 26, 9:15 am – 10:15 am

WSCUC Led Session: Hosting a WSCUC Team at Your Institution

Mark Goor, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Institutional Representative: Melea Fields , Associate Vice President for Accreditation Affairs and ALO, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Institutional Representative: Stephen Varvis, Professor, Fresno Pacific University
 
Thursday April 26, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

WSCUC Led Session: Getting Ready for Your First Seeking Accreditation Visit

Richard Osborn, Vice President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Essam Abdelhafiz, Advisor, Office of the Vice Chancellor, United Arab Emirates University
 
Friday April 27, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

WSCUC Led Session: WSCUC Graduation Rate Dashboard – In the Know

Kristina Powers, Research Fellow on Student Achievement, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Linda Petersen, Director of Research, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Maureen Maloney, Vice President , WASC Senior College and University Commission
 
Friday April 27, 9:45 am – 10:45 am

WSCUC Led Session: A Conversation with the President

Jamienne S. Studley, President, WASC Senior College and University Commission