May 11, 2022 - Volume 4 Issue 4

Student Success is Higher Education's Raison Detre

Sonny Ramaswamy, NWCCU President

As colleges and universities assess approaches to promoting student success, it may be worthwhile to consider the value proposition of higher education, which requires a reimagining and reengineering of higher education, laser-focused on student success and closing equity gaps, while ensuring accountability and transparency.

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TBCC's Faculty Engagement with Assessment

Tillamook Bay Community College’s journey through assessment and improvement and the overall impact assessment has had on student success and faculty engagement.

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DSU partners with 3 community colleges

The Dixie State University collaboration supports completion outcomes by helping students complete their community college coursework in two years and the DSU curriculum in an additional two years.

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OSU's Leadership Academy

Founded in part by President Ramaswamy, OSU’s Leadership Academy is proving to be a catalyst for student self-discovery, meaningful reflection, and commitment to lifelong learning.

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Neurodiversity Alliance at University of Nevada - Reno


Neurodiversity Alliance at UNR advocates for and focuses on student support, breaking down institutional barriers for the neurodiverse community.

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Creating Capacity for Quality and Equitable Digital Learning  

Coming Soon! Learn More about the Professional Development Workshop Series for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators from NWCCU Institutions.

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Welcome New Presidents

Join us in welcoming the new presidents, provosts, and chancellors in the Northwest! Learn who is new to Corban University, Eastern Washington University, Idaho State University, Lewis & Clark College, Pacific University, Peninsula College, Portland Community College, Saint Martin’s University, University of Portland, Western Nevada College, and Whitman College!

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Reminders & Events

NWCCU Spring free webinar series begins! Register now for the two May sessions coming up

Save the Date for the NWCCU Annual Conference in November (in Seattle!)

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