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, joined WSCUC in September 2010. For the past twenty years, she has provided service to WSCUC as a visiting team member, as a member of two special WSCUC 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.
Mark Goor, Vice President, has over 40 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator in public schools, and in higher education as professor, Dean of the College of Education, and Special Assistant to the Provost. As professor, Mark published books and articles on special education and taught assessment at George Mason University and taught team facilitation in the doctoral program in Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne. For 15 years, he has been active in accreditation activities, leading teams for NCATE reviews and participating on WSCUC visiting teams and interim report teams. Additionally, Mark is a graduate of the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy. Most recently, as ALO, Mark has led the University of La Verne in building a university-wide assessment system in collaboration with the WSCUC Community of Practice initiative. Mark has a BS in Speech Pathology from the University at Albany, MEd in Special Education from the University of Denver, and a PhD from the University of Virginia in Special Education Leadership.
Maureen A. Maloney Before joining WSCUC 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.