Wednesday April 6, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
New ALO Orientation

The Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) is the individual that WSCUC relies on to communicate matters of accreditation between the Commission, WSCUC staff, and the institution.  The ALO is expected to stay knowledgeable about accreditation policies and processes, keep the institution informed about accreditation changes, promote an understanding of the Commission’s accreditation Standards and processes, help host accreditation visits and support accreditation reviews, facilitate submission of timely reports to the Commission, and stay in close contact with the institution’s WSCUC staff liaisons. This interactive session – strongly recommended for those who are new to the ALO role at their institutions -- will provide an overview of ALO responsibilities and strategies. WSCUC staff and experienced ALO representatives will also share ideas for effectively engaging institutional constituents, representing the institution to WSCUC, communicating with the WSCUC staff liaison, organizing resources for WSCUC processes such as Annual Reporting and Substantive Change applications, and generally supporting the work of accreditation.

Barbara Gross Davis
Vice President
WSCUC Senior College and University Commission

Barbara Gross Davis, Vice President, joined WASC in September 2010. For the past twenty years, she has provided service to WASC as a visiting team member, as a member of two special WASC committees, and as chair of the Substantive Change Committee. Since 1985, Barbara has held a variety of administrative positions at the University of California, Berkeley, including Assistant Vice Chancellor, Equity and Inclusion; Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education; Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life-Educational Development; and Dean of Educational Development. Her areas of interest include faculty development, instructional improvement, and the evaluation of teaching and learning. She has served as a consultant to educational organizations, federal agencies and other universities on a variety of projects; she has also conducted workshops, developed online multimedia materials, and written on topics related to teaching, learning and evaluation. Her book, Tools for Teaching, published by Jossey-Bass, is now in its Second Edition. Barbara received her BA, MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Maureen Maloney
Vice President
WSCUC Senior College and University Commission

Maureen A. Maloney Before joining WASC in October, 2012, Moe was a member of the Graduate Theological Union Student Affairs staff for 18 years. Moe served as the GTU Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students from 2004 to 2012. Her previous roles at GTU included Assistant/Associate Dean for the Doctoral Program and Student Life Coordinator. Before joining the GTU staff, Moe was a research assistant with another consortium, the National Center for Research in Vocational Education. From 1984 through 1991, Moe was the head women’s basketball coach for San Francisco State University. Moe has an Ed.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.S. in Physical Education Administration from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests are in higher education organizational theory, teaching and learning, student retention and graduation, and faculty development.

Geoff Chase
Vice President
WSCUC Senior College and University Commission

Dr. Chase was Dean of Undergraduate Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU). He served as Accreditation Liaison Officer at SDSU for over 10 years and as team chair, assistant chair, and team member for multiple WSCUC review teams.

Dr. Chase has played key leadership roles since 2002. He was instrumental in establishing SDSU’s Weber Honors College and the University’s Center for Regional Sustainability (for which he served as Director) and oversaw programs aimed at increasing student completion and success including undergraduate research, assessment of student learning, and community-based service learning. Prior to his tenure at SDSU, Dr. Chase held a number of positions at Northern Arizona University, including Chair of the English Department, Dean of Liberal Studies and Assessment, and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies.

Dr. Chase was the co-editor of Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change (2004), and Sustainability in Higher Education: Stories and Strategies for Transformation (2013), both of which were published by MIT Press.  He was a founding board member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and served as board chair for that organization from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Chase holds a Ph.D. in 20th Century American and British Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Institutional Representative: Lisa Bortman
Assistant Provost for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness
Pepperdine University
Institutional Representative: Jacqueline Honda
Director of Institutional Research / ALO
University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu
Institutional Representative: Marjorie Jaasma
Interim Assoc. Vice President
California State University, Stanislaus
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