Sector Connectors

In response to feedback received from the last two ARCs about having more sector-based gatherings, the 2016 ARC features several sessions called “Sector Connectors.” Sector Connectors are discussion-oriented sessions, facilitated by people in a particular sector for people in that sector. Each Sector Connector session will be based on issues and opportunities particularly relevant to that sector.

Sector Connectors

Thursday April 7, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Sector Connector: Faith-Based Institutions

Jennifer Walsh

Jennifer E. Walsh (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University), is dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor of political science at Azusa Pacific University.  Dr. Walsh serves as a Faculty Fellow at the Rose Institute at Claremont McKenna College and is a faculty affiliate member and regular invited speaker of the Values & Capitalism division of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).  As dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Azusa Pacific University, Dr. Walsh oversees the academic affairs of eight departments housing more than 100 full-time faculty, 150 adjunct faculty, and more than 2,000 undergraduate students.  She is committed to cultivating academic programs of excellence, fostering faculty and student research, and preparing students for advanced study, civic engagement, vocational success, and a life well-lived.

Chris Jennings

Chris Jennings is Associate General Counsel at Azusa Pacific University, where he manages the university’s litigation and advises the institution on a broad range of legal matters. He also teaches pre-law courses in APU's Department of History and Political Science. Prior to joining APU in 2011, Chris was a litigation associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Boston University (J.D.) and APU (B.A.).

Vicky Bowden
Shapri LoMaglio
 
Thursday April 7, 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Sector Connector: Health Sciences Institutions

Ronald L. Carter
Chris Cullander
Becky Bossert
Marilyn Eggers
 
Thursday April 7, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sector Connector: Graduate Psychology Education

Judie Wexler
 
Friday April 8, 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Sector Connector: Arts Institutions

Fred Fehlau
David Tillinghast
Samuel Holtzman
 
Thursday April 7, 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Sector Connector: International Institutions

Institutional representative:
Institutional representative:
Cindy Carter
Barbara G Davis
Richard Winn
Sharon Green
Carol Schneider

Carol Geary Schneider is president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). With nearly 1,300 member institutions drawn from the entire higher education community, AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U is widely recognized as both a voice and force for strengthening the quality of student learning for all students, especially those historically underserved in U.S. higher education. Under Dr. Schneider’s leadership, AAC&U works to advance liberal education at both the national and the local level and to help individual colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges. With a nearly one-hundred year history and national stature, AAC&U is an influential catalyst for educational improvement and reform. Dr. Schneider is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in history (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She studied at the University of London's Institute for Historical Research and earned the Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.

Carol Schneider

Carol Geary Schneider is president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). With nearly 1,300 member institutions drawn from the entire higher education community, AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U is widely recognized as both a voice and force for strengthening the quality of student learning for all students, especially those historically underserved in U.S. higher education. Under Dr. Schneider’s leadership, AAC&U works to advance liberal education at both the national and the local level and to help individual colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges. With a nearly one-hundred year history and national stature, AAC&U is an influential catalyst for educational improvement and reform. Dr. Schneider is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in history (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She studied at the University of London's Institute for Historical Research and earned the Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.

Holly Zanville

Holly Zanville is a Strategy Director at Lumina Foundation where she leads the development of plans and strategies to help create new systems of quality credentials and credits defined by learning and competencies rather than time, clear and transparent pathways to students, high-quality learning, and alignment with workforce needs and trends.  Her portfolio includes a focus on improving outcomes of developmental education, increasing degree completion for returning adults with prior college/no credential, and statewide approaches to reverse-transfer degrees through the national Credit When It’s Due initiative. Zanville’s work experience spans the educational pipeline with prior service in K-12, community colleges, universities, and higher education governance systems. Most recently, Zanville served as Coordinator of Oregon’s Joint Boards K-20 Redesign Initiative; Senior Academic Officer, Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board; and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Oregon University System. Zanville received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Minnesota; MA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and BA in English and Biology from Lindenwood University

Maisha Beasley
 
Thursday April 7, 11:15 am  – 12:15 pm  

Sector Connector: Proprietary Institutions

Institutional representative:
Institutional representative:
Cindy Carter
Barbara G Davis
Richard Winn
Sharon Green
Carol Schneider

Carol Geary Schneider is president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). With nearly 1,300 member institutions drawn from the entire higher education community, AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U is widely recognized as both a voice and force for strengthening the quality of student learning for all students, especially those historically underserved in U.S. higher education. Under Dr. Schneider’s leadership, AAC&U works to advance liberal education at both the national and the local level and to help individual colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges. With a nearly one-hundred year history and national stature, AAC&U is an influential catalyst for educational improvement and reform. Dr. Schneider is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in history (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She studied at the University of London's Institute for Historical Research and earned the Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.

Carol Schneider

Carol Geary Schneider is president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). With nearly 1,300 member institutions drawn from the entire higher education community, AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U is widely recognized as both a voice and force for strengthening the quality of student learning for all students, especially those historically underserved in U.S. higher education. Under Dr. Schneider’s leadership, AAC&U works to advance liberal education at both the national and the local level and to help individual colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges. With a nearly one-hundred year history and national stature, AAC&U is an influential catalyst for educational improvement and reform. Dr. Schneider is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in history (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She studied at the University of London's Institute for Historical Research and earned the Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.

Holly Zanville

Holly Zanville is a Strategy Director at Lumina Foundation where she leads the development of plans and strategies to help create new systems of quality credentials and credits defined by learning and competencies rather than time, clear and transparent pathways to students, high-quality learning, and alignment with workforce needs and trends.  Her portfolio includes a focus on improving outcomes of developmental education, increasing degree completion for returning adults with prior college/no credential, and statewide approaches to reverse-transfer degrees through the national Credit When It’s Due initiative. Zanville’s work experience spans the educational pipeline with prior service in K-12, community colleges, universities, and higher education governance systems. Most recently, Zanville served as Coordinator of Oregon’s Joint Boards K-20 Redesign Initiative; Senior Academic Officer, Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board; and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Oregon University System. Zanville received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Minnesota; MA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and BA in English and Biology from Lindenwood University

Maisha Beasley
 
Thursday April 7, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sector Connector: Law Schools

Jenni Parrish
Andrea Welles Bing
 
Friday April 8, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Sector Connector: R1 Institutions

Institutional representative:
Institutional representative:
Cindy Carter
Barbara G Davis
Richard Winn
Sharon Green
Carol Schneider

Carol Geary Schneider is president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). With nearly 1,300 member institutions drawn from the entire higher education community, AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U is widely recognized as both a voice and force for strengthening the quality of student learning for all students, especially those historically underserved in U.S. higher education. Under Dr. Schneider’s leadership, AAC&U works to advance liberal education at both the national and the local level and to help individual colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges. With a nearly one-hundred year history and national stature, AAC&U is an influential catalyst for educational improvement and reform. Dr. Schneider is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in history (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She studied at the University of London's Institute for Historical Research and earned the Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.

Carol Schneider

Carol Geary Schneider is president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). With nearly 1,300 member institutions drawn from the entire higher education community, AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U is widely recognized as both a voice and force for strengthening the quality of student learning for all students, especially those historically underserved in U.S. higher education. Under Dr. Schneider’s leadership, AAC&U works to advance liberal education at both the national and the local level and to help individual colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges. With a nearly one-hundred year history and national stature, AAC&U is an influential catalyst for educational improvement and reform. Dr. Schneider is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in history (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She studied at the University of London's Institute for Historical Research and earned the Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.

Holly Zanville

Holly Zanville is a Strategy Director at Lumina Foundation where she leads the development of plans and strategies to help create new systems of quality credentials and credits defined by learning and competencies rather than time, clear and transparent pathways to students, high-quality learning, and alignment with workforce needs and trends.  Her portfolio includes a focus on improving outcomes of developmental education, increasing degree completion for returning adults with prior college/no credential, and statewide approaches to reverse-transfer degrees through the national Credit When It’s Due initiative. Zanville’s work experience spans the educational pipeline with prior service in K-12, community colleges, universities, and higher education governance systems. Most recently, Zanville served as Coordinator of Oregon’s Joint Boards K-20 Redesign Initiative; Senior Academic Officer, Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board; and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Oregon University System. Zanville received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Minnesota; MA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and BA in English and Biology from Lindenwood University

Maisha Beasley
 
Thursday April 7, 11:15 am  – 12:15 pm  

Sector Connector: Catholic Institutions

Laura Massa

Laura Massa has served as the Director of Assessment at Loyola Marymount University since 2008. In this role she has guided the development and implementation of a university assessment plan, which has included efforts to help the LMU community understand and improve achievement of the WSCUC five core competencies. Through consultations and educational resources, Laura also provides support at LMU for core curriculum assessment, program assessment, academic program review, and program-specific accreditation. She regularly conducts workshops on assessment topics at LMU, as well as at other universities and for WSCUC. LMU was a pilot institution for WSCUC’s revised reaffirmation of accreditation process, giving Laura hands-on experience with the meaning, quality and integrity of the degree component for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Laura holds a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Cognitive Psychology with an emphasis in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences. She has experience as both a researcher and Assistant Professor in Psychology, specializing in assessment and improving student learning outcomes.

Bethami Dobkin

Bethami Dobkin, Ph.D., is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Saint Mary's College of California. She oversees the operational management of the College, with specific responsibility for academic affairs, enrollment, and student affairs.

In her academic leadership role, Dr. Dobkin coordinates student learning inside and outside of the classroom. She serves as an advocate for faculty, particularly in their pursuit of high-quality teaching and distinctive scholarship. In collaboration with faculty members, she articulates the College’s academic vision consistent with its strategic plan.

Dr. Dobkin has a distinguished history in higher education as a faculty member and an academic leader. Previously, she served as Associate Provost of the University of San Diego and was a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies for 17 years. Dr. Dobkin has achieved national recognition for her research and teaching in the area of media and conflict. Her honors have included a fellowship in executive leadership with the American Council on Education.

Dr. Dobkin earned her doctorate in Rhetoric and Social Order and a master’s degree in Rhetoric from the University of Massachusetts, and received a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Humboldt State University.