ASCC Hosts Workshop by Renowned Assessment Authority
During orientation week for the fall 2015 semester, the faculty and staff of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) took part in a three-day Assessment Workshop presented by renowned authority on the subject Dr. Mary J. Allen, who for many years has served as a consultant in higher education, specializing in assessment and accreditation. A former director of the California State University Institute for Teaching & Learning, and a professor emerita of Psychology from California State University, Bakersfield, she has published books on the assessment of academic programs and general education. As a sought- after speaker, consultant, and workshop presenter, Dr. Allen has worked with over 150 colleges and universities across the nation.
ASCC Convocation Focuses on Accreditation Progress
The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) traditionally begins each spring and fall semester with a Faculty Orientation. For its fall 2015 term, the College for the first time started off with a Convocation, or meeting of stakeholders, centered on the topic of Accreditation for the benefit of both the ASCC faculty and staff. The Convocation, which took place on August 10th and 11th, served as a means to familiarize and update all ASCC internal stakeholders on the progress made over the last several months in the effort to remove the institution from its current status under sanction by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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