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Tuesday, June 5 • 9:15am - 10:15am
Conversation with Accreditors

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Moderator: Jane Marie Souza, University of Rochester
Panelists: Heather F. Perfetti, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Mac Powell, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Anthea M. Sweeney, Higher Learning Commission

Perceptions concerning the role of regional accreditors vary greatly across institutions and even within individual institutions. This panel brings together representatives from accrediting agencies to foster a greater understanding of the complex accreditor/institution relationship. The conversation will consider topics such as innovation in education, expectations for assessment, the peer-review process, and the changing landscape in higher education accreditation. We hope you will join this panel session with representatives from three accrediting bodies as we explore key accreditation topics and address questions from attendees.

Tweet & Talk follow up session will run from 10:30 -11:30am. 

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Heather Perfetti

Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Dr. Heather Perfetti joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as Vice President liaison to institutions in January of 2015.  She has since been promoted to the position of Vice President for Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff in 2017.  Previous positions include Vice... Read More →
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Mac Powell

Senior Fellow, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Dr. Mac Powell serves as Senior Fellow of the Commission on Colleges and Universities.  Prior to joining the Commission, he served as president of three universities, including John F. Kennedy University, where he led the institution’s successful efforts to become a service-learning... Read More →
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Jane Marie Souza

Associate Provost for Academic Administration, University of Rochester
Jane Marie Souza, PhD serves as the Associate Provost for Academic Administration/Chief Assessment Officer, University of Rochester. She is a board member and president-elect of the Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, past editor-in-chief for the organization's... Read More →
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Anthea M. Sweeney

Vice President, Higher Learning Commission
Dr. Anthea M. Sweeney joined the Commission in March 2013. She serves as Vice President for Accreditation Relations and Eligibility. Dr. Sweeney previously worked as the Assistant Dean for Academics at a law school in North Carolina, where she also served as founder and director of... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am MDT
Ballroom C