The Beacon Newsletter

Letter From the President

Equity: Arc of the moral universe

Justice. Equality. Equity. Diversity. Inclusion. While America has always aspired to these ideas, our approach to achieving the same has been fraught throughout our history.



Fighting Patterns of Inequality

To be more intentional as we conduct our work addressing equity in higher education, we must first seek to understand, seek to be inclusive, and ensure representation of diverse views and perspectives.

NWCCU Updates

NWCCU Institutional Data Capacity Survey

Results from the Institutional Data Capacity Survey, which was designed to provide insight into the capacity (data, technology, and resources) of institutions to improve equitable outcomes through evidence-based approaches.

USDE & C-RAC Update

Reminders & Events

NWCCU Webinar: Data-Informed Decision Making, Transformation, and Equity (THIS FRIDAY!) 

NWCCU Webinar: LGBTQ Student Success in Your Institution 

Upcoming Events & Save the Dates 

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Institution Topic 

Countering Anti-Asian Animus: How Colleges and Universities can Use this Moment for Learning and Community Care

The COVID-19 global pandemic has exposed and exacerbated violence perpetrated against Asian and Asian American communities. Colleges and universities have a responsibility to call out these intersecting crises and to provide resources for learning and for community care. 

Equity & Inclusion

Equity and Student Success Programs at Nevada State College 

An interview with Tony Scinta, Executive Vice Provost at Nevada State College and NWCCU Equity Council Member.

New Presidents

Welcome New Presidents

Join us in welcoming the new presidents in the Northwest! Learn who is new to Alaska Pacific University, Blue Mountain Community College, Great Falls College of Montana State University, Nevada State University, Oregon State University, Seattle Pacific University, Umpqua Community College, University of Alaska Southeast, University of Montana Western, University of Utah, and Whitworth University


Archived Issues :

Volume 3, Issue 3 – February 2021

Volume 3, Issue 2 – November 2020

Volume 3, Issue 1 – September 2020

Volume 2, Issue 4 – June 2020

Volume 2, Issue 3 – March 2020

Volume 2, Issue 2 – November 2019

Volume 2, Issue 1 – September 2019

Volume 1, Issue 4 – May 2019

Volume 1, Issue 3 – March 2019

Volume 1, Issue 2 – November 2018

Volume 1 Issue 1 – August 2018