Standard VII

Link to Middle States Commission on Higher Education Standard VII Criteria

Workgroup Members

Name Title
 Kathleen Howley * Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
 Chris Stangl * Associate Professor of Political Science; Grievance Chair for faculty union
 Marian Moskowitz * PA State System Board of Governors; Member, WCU Council of Trustees
 John Craig  Director of the Academic Success Program
 Karen Dickinson  Associate Professor of Counselor Education
 Nancy Gainer  Assistant Vice President of University Communication & Marketing
 Tori Nuccio Assistant Director of Financial Aid
 Amanda Olejarski  Associate Professor of Public Policy & Administration
 Amy Ward  Associate Director of University Library

*denotes a tri-chair for the workgroup

Lines of Inquiry

How do our organizational and governance structures support the mission and institutional priorities?

  1. To what extent do our shared governance processes shape the following:
    1. student success & learning,
    2. diversity, equity, and inclusion,
    3. financial strength?
  2. What have assessment efforts revealed about the effectiveness of the following:
    1. shared governance,
    2. leadership,
    3. administration?
  3. How do the Office of the Chancellor, the Board of Governors, and the Council of Trustees ensure the quality and integrity of WCU in a manner that allows us to realize our stated mission and goals and effectively benefit our University, our students, and other constituencies we serve?