April 22, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Early: $75 Advance: $85 Onsite: $95
W6 Navigating Substantive Change

Learn the basics of the substantive change review process. This workshop will present recent changes in federal and WSCUC policy so you can incorporate the approval process into your planning and resource allocation.  Examples of good practices and model elements, including resources and templates to help you get through the process successfully, will be shared. We will also look at common reasons why substantive change proposals are not approved and provide tools for avoiding these pitfalls. We will leave time at the end for individual questions about your upcoming proposals.

Sharyl McGrew
Director, Substantive Change and Committee Relations
WASC Senior College and University Commission

Sharyl McGrew joined WSCUC in 2008. Prior to moving back to her home state of California, she managed a retreat center on the Big Island of Hawaii and worked as a student advisor for first generation students at the University of Wyoming. She holds an MS in Community Development from UC Davis and a BA in English from UC Santa Barbara.

Brenda Barham Hill
WASC Senior College and University Commission

Brenda Barham Hill, WSCUC Associate, has enjoyed a 35-year career as an administrator and faculty member in higher education. Prior to joining WSCUC as a part-time Associate, Brenda served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of Claremont University Consortium (CUC). Previous professional experience includes vice presidential and senior administrative positions at Scripps College, Claremont Graduate University and the University of LaVerne. Brenda’s work with WSCUC includes over 20 years as a visit team member or chair, service on various committees and task forces, and co-author of a paper on assessment practices. She holds an AB from Occidental College, and an MA and a PhD from The Claremont Graduate University.

Karen Graham
WASC Senior College and University Commission
Institutional representative: Elizabeth Reilly
Professor of Educational Leadership and Co-chair, WSCUC Substantive Change Committee
Loyola Marymount University
Institutional representative: Fran Horvath
Vice President for Academic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and Co-chair, WSCUC Substantive Change Committee
CSU Monterey Bay
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