Conference Program

Conference Program

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02
Nov

7:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast & Commission Meeting
7:30 am. - 8:30 am ALO Meet and Greet Breakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Annual Meeting of the Membership

Critical Race Theory and Campus Discourse
Dr. Eduardo Peñalver, President of Seattle University
8:45 am - 10:45 am Maintaining Momentum: Engaging Your Campus Throughout the Accreditation Cycle (ALO Workshop)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm New ALO Orientation
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Targeted Workshops

Leading Assessment that Matters
Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director of Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University

President’s Workshop: Building and Sustaining an Integrated Planning Culture
Nick Santilli, Senior Director for Learning Strategy, Society for College and University Planning

Mission Fulfillment & Sustainability (MFS) Fellowship Cohort 4 Gathering

Oregon Learning Outcomes and Assessment (LO&A) Meeting

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm NWCCU Board Executive Committee Meeting

03
Nov

 

 

 
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Welcome to NWCCU 2022 Annual Conference

8:30 am - 9:15 am Federal Higher Education and Accreditation Policies and Regulations
James Kvaal, Under Secretary, United States Department of Education
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Networking Break (light snacks)

9:45 am - 10:30 am

The False Narratives of CRT and DEI Being Deployed Around America: Impacts to our Nation and Higher Education
Chris Mathias, Idaho State Representative
Presentation

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

Tracking Transfer: A Novel Framework of Measurement and Collaboration
Jeff Aird, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Salt Lake Community College
Presentation

Using Student Course Surveys to Improve Inclusive and Accessible Pedagogy
Austin Hocker, Director for Research and Assessment, University of Oregon
Presentation

Transformational Impact of Higher Education in Prisons
Denise Kammers, Dean of Corrections Education at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center and Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla Community College
Noel Vest, Assistant Professor Boston University and Resident Fellow, Stanford University
Belinda Wheeler, Senior Program Associate, Vera Institute of Justice
Michael Cagle, Acting Director, Policy Innovation and Dissemination Group, Department of Education

Mission Fulfillment & Sustainability (MFS) Fellowship Cohort 3 Presentations

11:45 am- 1:45 pm

Luncheon: Beacon Awards and Recognition of Evaluators

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Cybersecurity: Why Should University and College Leadership Care
Sean Hoar, CISSP, CIPP, Partner Lewis Brisbois
Presentation
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Data Collection, Use and Reporting
Evelyn Asiedu, EDI Data Analyst, Thompson Rivers University
Alana Hoare, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Liaison Officer, Thompson Rivers University
Shannon Wagner, Associate Vice President Academic, Thompson Rivers University
Presentation

Cultural Humility and the Great American Experiment of E Pluribus Unum
Scott Finnie, Senior Professor of Africana Studies, Eastern Washington University, NWCCU Commissioner
Presentation

Finding Harmony: Hitting the Right Tone with Strategic and Academic Planning
Nick Santilli, Senior Director for Learning Strategy, Society for College and University Planning

Mission Fulfillment & Sustainability (MFS) Fellowship Cohort 3 Presentations

WORKSHOP: Strategic Planning for Prison Education Programs - Getting Ready for Pell Reinstatement
Gita Bangera, Senior Vice President, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Sammantha Bocci, Program Analyst, Vera Institute of Justice
Kayla James, Program Associate, Vera Institute of Justice
Belinda Wheeler, Senior Program Associate, Vera Institute of Justice

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Reception

04
Nov

 

 

 
8:30 am - 9:15 am Transforming Science Education in An Age of Misinformation
Carl Bergstrom, Professor, University of Washington
Presentation
9:15 am - 10:00 am Understanding and Addressing Public Health Challenges in Academic Settings in the Context of Social and Political Backlash
Umair Shah, Secretary of Health, Washington State Department of Health
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break (light snacks)

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Transforming Student Access: Developing and Sustaining Hyflex Teaching
Sue Balter-Reitz, Professor of Communication and Interim Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Montana State University Billings
Joy Crissey Honea, Professor of Sociology and Faculty Co-Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, Montana State University Billings
Heather Thompson-Bahm, Assistant Professor of Management and Faculty Co-Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, Montana State University Billings
Presentation

Building a Data-Driven Culture on a Community College Budget
Lori Barber, Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, College of Eastern Idaho
Amy Brumfield, Interim Institutional Effectiveness Director, College of Eastern Idaho
Presentation

Critical Perspectives and Strategies for Building Resilience on College Campuses
Sislena Grocer Ledbetter, Associate Vice President of Counseling, Health, and Wellbeing, Western Washington University
Brandon Joseph, Director of Student Resilience, Western Washington University
Megan Kennedy, Director of the UW Resilience Lab, University of Washington
Presentation

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Working Together to Create a Change Resilient Campus
Amber Darting, Director of the College of Business, Central Washington University
Michelle DenBeste, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Life, Central Washington University
Amber Hoefer, Director of Student Leadership, Engagement and Community Involvement, Central Washington University
Pamela McMullin-Messier, Professor of Sociology, Central Washington University
Sathyanarayanan Rajendran, Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University
Presentation

Paving Transfer Pathways from Community Colleges to Private Liberal Arts Institutions
Teresa Rivenes, Vice President of Academic Services, Umpqua Community College
Linda Samek, President of the Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center, Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities
Brent Wilder, President, Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities
Presentation

Designing for Student Success: An FLC to Help Faculty Design More Equitable and Inclusive Courses
Sarah Dalrymple, Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty Associate in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University
Presentation | Handout

ALO Networking Time (NWCCU)

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing Session

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at conference@nwccu.org.