November 2, 2021 - Volume 4 Issue 2
Still I'll Rise

Sonny Ramaswamy, NWCCU President

Academic institutions have continually adjusted to the changing landscape of the coronavirus, in the context of the fraught environment, NWCCU is helping create quantitative data and analytical systems and resources to identify benchmark quantitative and qualitative indicators.
Southern Utah University's 3-Year Bachelor's Degree
Learn how a comprehensive 3-year bachelor’s degree program was created at SUU that retained eight-semesters to completion, was a benefit to the community, and could result in saving hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on new buildings.
NWCCU Institutional Data Capacity Survey - Part II
Continued look at the results from the Institutional Data Capacity Survey, and insight into the capacity (data, technology, and resources) of institutions to improve equitable outcomes through evidence-based approaches to meet the NWCCU 2020 Standards for Accreditation.
Tools For Building Intercultural Competence

Build intercultural competence and cultural responsiveness with the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a theory-based, validated assessment for intercultural competence that identifies an individual and groups across a developmental continuum.
2021 NWCCU Annual Conference - November 16-19
Learn about the two-day annual conference event, and two days of pre-conference workshops, featuring leaders in higher education, data, technology, and beyond. Discover innovative efforts in higher education, learn from subject matter experts, and hear panel discussions on emerging issues.
Welcome New Presidents
Join us in welcoming the new presidents and chancellors in the Northwest! Learn who is new to Linn-Benton Community College, Blue Mountain Community College, City University of Seattle, North Idaho College, Washington State University – Pullman, University of Washington – Bothell, Dawson Community College, University of Utah!
Reminders & Events
NWCCU Webinar: My Learning Analytics (MyLA): The Role & Development of Student-Facing Dashboards

Past webinar recordings, along with links to slide decks and presentation materials

Check Out Upcoming Events & Save the Dates! 
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