About the Webinar:
In 2016, Washington & Jefferson College started to prepare for the reaccreditation process through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
The Washington & Jefferson model for self-study focuses on assessing strengths and weaknesses, identifying opportunities and challenges, and developing plans to make our college stronger, our students wiser, and our world better. Our strategic-planning process will be using the discoveries so we can continue W&J’s move forward for all at the College—students, staff, and faculty.
Having completed our self-study, Washington & Jefferson College:
- Engaged in a participatory and transparent process that involved members of all areas of the Washington & Jefferson College community to reflect on the status of current institutional and strategic priorities;
- Demonstrated that Washington & Jefferson College meets the Middle States Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation with a focus on continuous improvement in the attainment of its vision, mission, and goals and its campus community;
- Documented current assessment practices to identify challenges and opportunities and detail how the College is using assessment data in decision-making processes;
- Provided a concise, comprehensive, and accurate analysis of Washington & Jefferson College to improve planning.
Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to develop and implement an open, participatory, and transparent self-study model. Attention will be given on how to incorporate and engage the community on the process.
- Learn how the college mapped out a self-study process.
- Gain insight into how one might create a self-study process that is open, participatory, and transparent.
- Understand the value of accreditation.
About our Guest Presenter:
Lindsey Graham Guinn is the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Washington & Jefferson College. She is also the co-chair of the Middle States Steering Committee and is the Accreditation Liaison Officer.
Prior to her appointment at Washington & Jefferson she was a faculty member in Sociology and the Director of Institutional Research at Davis & Elkins College. Lindsey has also served the United Methodist church as a researcher and pastor. She was educated at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Northwestern University, and Drew University.