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  • New ALO Orientation Teri Cannon Executive Associate Director SPONSORED BY ACSCU IN COLLABORATION WITH ACCJC
  • Agenda
    • Introductions
    • Role and Responsibilities of the ALO
    • Voices of Experience
    SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2010 WASC CONFERENCE
  • ALO as Resource
    • Provide an identified place/resource:
    • disseminate information about WASC
    • answer questions about WASC
    • communicate with the campus community about WASC
    SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2010 WASC CONFERENCE
  • ALO as Repository
    • Maintain a file of all accreditation materials
    • Institutional reports
    • Team reports
    • WASC Handbook and other resources
    • Visit materials including data portfolio
    • Correspondence including action letters
    SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2010 WASC CONFERENCE
  • ALO as Reporter
    • Prepare and submit Annual Reports
      • Due March 31 each year
      • Covers updated information on enrollment, key personnel, finances, and substantive change matters
    • Prepare and submit Interim Reports as required (usually by Commission following a visit)
    SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2010 WASC CONFERENCE
  • ALO as Campus Substantive Change Manager
    • Learn substantive change policies so you know when a new endeavor must be submitted for approval
    • Establish a process to ensure that all substantive changes are submitted
    • Review sub change proposals before submitted
    • Keep OCDE table up to date
    SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2010 WASC CONFERENCE
  • ALO as Responder to Complaints
    • Receive letters and documentation of complaints submitted to WASC
    • Respond timely to letters re complaints with full documentation and explanations
    • Cooperate in resolving issues that affect compliance with WASC CFRs and policies
    SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2010 WASC CONFERENCE
  • ALO as Interpreter and Communicator
    • Keep up to date on changes in WASC Standards, processes and policies
    • Determine how new policies and other changes affect the campus
    • Establish new processes as needed to ensure conformity with changes
    • Communicate changes to the right people in the campus community
    SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2010 WASC CONFERENCE
  • ALO as Leader/Facilitator of the Accreditation Reviews
    • Provide leadership for the establishment of committees that will conduct self-review and prepare Proposals, CPR, EER and Special Visit reports
    • Consult with the assigned WASC staff liaison for guidance
    • Create timelines and follow-through mechanisms and monitor progress
    SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2010 WASC CONFERENCE
  • ALO as Visit Coordinator
    • Ensure that report and data portfolio submitted timely and in keeping with requirements
    • Communicate with assigned AD and team re visit plans and schedule
    • Prepare draft schedule and revise
    • Arrange hotel, local transportation and other logistics
    • Set up team room
    • Respond to requests for additional materials
    SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2010 WASC CONFERENCE
  • ALO as Liaison for Financial Issues
    • Receive Commission invoices for annual dues, visit and other fees, and reimbursements
    • Ensure that invoices are routed to the financial office and paid
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  • ALO as a Member of the WASC ALO Community
    • Attend ALO workshop annually and other special events and meetings
    • Participate in the online community discussions
    • Provide WASC with feedback on proposed policies, procedures, reports, etc.
    • Serve on evaluation teams and committees as requested
    SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2010 WASC CONFERENCE
  • What resources should you be familiar with?
    • Handbook of Accreditation
      • Standards of Accreditation
      • Institutional Review Process
    • Policies Manual
    • Substantive Change Manual
    • Other resources on website
    • Online community
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