W10 Planning for and Hosting an Effective WSCUC Site Visit
If your institution is anticipating a site visit by a WSCUC team in the coming year, this workshop will be helpful as you plan all the details. If preparation seems overwhelming, take advantage of what veteran evaluators have learned and are eager to pass along to you. We will share logistics, communication techniques, agendas, team protocols, and other strategies. In addition, if you are wondering what questions the team is likely to ask, what evidence-gathering techniques they may use, and what practices for presenting evidence have worked well for others, this workshop can offer some answers and suggestions. Workshop leaders will briefly review WSCUC materials and facilitate the sharing of advice and tips for a successful visit.
Richard Winn, Senior Vice President, joined WSCUC in 2003 and, as a Vice President, retired briefly in August 2012. He assumed his present role in December 2012. Previously, he was the Assistant Dean for Curriculum at Western University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also held faculty and educational leadership roles at Pacific Union College and four other colleges and college systems. Richard holds the EdD degree in Educational Leadership from the University of La Verne. He served three terms as a Member, Board of Examiners, for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. His doctoral dissertation studied institutions that had employed the Baldrige education criteria as the basis for reaffirmation of their regional accreditation.
Ms. Susan M. Clapper is currently the Executive Assistant to the Provost at Dominican University of California, in San Rafael, CA. Prior to that, she worked for 11 years at CSU Stanislaus where she served as the Accreditation Analyst for the university’s WSCUC accreditation and for its 10 specialized accredited programs. Susan has been part of the CPR, EER, and Special Visit processes on her home campus and has served as the Assistant Chair on several Pathway B and Special Visit teams at other institutions. Ms. Clapper holds bachelor and master’s degrees in History from Pennsylvania State University and CSU Stanislaus respectively. She is completing her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at CSU Stanislaus.