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PUBLIC REPORT FROM ACCREDITATION TEAM
Thursday, March 15
2:00 in GC 160 ...learn more

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ScholarshipDUE MARCH 16: WLAC Foundation Scholarship Applications
...learn more
DUE MARCH 26: St. Cloud's Scholarship Applications - Must be a WLAC or LACC student with 2.5 GPA or better....learn more | application
DUE MARCH 30: $1,000 AFT Scholarships Applications for students with a grade of "B" or better in Social Science courses...learn more

 

BECOME AN ASO OFFICER - MARCH 22

ASOMake a difference in student life and enhance your resume. Take a leadership role in the Associated Student Organization.

Applications to run for office can be picked up in the ASO Office in A-5. Applications are due March 22 by 5:00pm.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

Womens HistoryMarch is Women's History Month. Enjoy one of the free screening on campus this week. And don't miss some of the great lectures and performances around town...read more.

TIME / LOCATION -- 1:00PM | GC 160
TUES, MAR 13 - "Barbara Steisand in Concert..."
THUR, MAR 15 - "Wanda Landowska"
MON, MAR 19 - "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
WED, MAR 21 - "Sade Lovers LIve Concert"
TUES, MAR 27 - "Eva Peron: The True Story"
THUR, MAR 29 - "Pavorottii, The Duets (Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics)

 
 
 
 
 

THUR, MAR 15 - INFORMATION SESSION

ParalegalConsidering a career as a paralegal? Learn more about a career working in law and our ABA-Approved Paralegal program on THURSDAY, MARCH 15 @ 6:00PM in ATA 128.
"Having been taught by instructors with real world experience and knowledge was definitely a plus," said West paralegal alumna Sonya DeRose, now working at Sony Pictures Entertainment ...learn more

 

SIGN-UP NOW FOR PRE-K SUMMER CAMP

PreK CampYour 3 to 5-year-old will develop a positive association with college while learning and having fun at the West Pre-K Summer Camp. Camp is held in the campus Child Development Center which has air conditioned classrooms and a safe, park-like play area. Music, dance, art, literacy development and local field trips. Camp hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm. Late pick-up for an additional charge. Enroll today!...learn more

 

MARCH 14 OR MARCH 21 - LEARN MORE

art internshipPaid Summer Internships in Visual & Performing Arts are available through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Learn how to apply and create your internship resumen on Wednesday, March 14 or 21 at 1:00pm in MSA 010. ...learn more

         
 
 
 
 
 

WEST WELCOMES THE VISITING ACCREDITATION TEAM

AccrediationWest undergoes an accreditation review every six years. On March 12 - 15, a team of nine professionals from other accredited community colleges will visit our campus....read more

 


about the team...

Members of the visiting accreditation team come from as far away as Hawaii and as close as Cerritos, CA. They include chancellors, vice-presidents, deans and faculty...read more

Click to learn more about accreditation or to read the college’s comprehensive report, visit

 


accreditation team


 

FACULTY / STAFF EDITION


MONDAY

March 12

 

Accreditation  

WEST WELCOMES THE VISITING ACCREDITATION TEAM!

     
EAP News   READ THE LASTEST EAP NEWS: Getting Active in Your Community; Facing Difficult Decisions; Celebrate You!; Tired? Get Moving!...view newsletter
Transfer   TRANSFER WEEK
WORKSHOP: How to Use ASSIST.org| 10:00AM & 1:00PM | MSA 011
TechFair  

FACULTY/STAFF
Introducing Poster Presentations to Students | 1:00pm
Boomeranging: Teach Your Offline Classes Online…and Vice Versa | 2:15pm
PowerPoint 101 | 3:30pm

     
     
MEETINGS:   2:30 AtD Data Team - Winlock

TUESDAY

March 13

 

Accreditation

  Open Forum With Accreditation Team| 5:00PM | GC 410 ...learn more
Transfer   TRANSFER WEEK
TRANSFER FAIR | 10AM - 1PM
| The Walk
WORKSHOP: Transfer Works | 10:00AM | MSA 011
Women's History Month   WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENT
Film Screening: "Barbara Streisand in Concert... I" | 1:00pm | GC 160
mascot   BASEBALL: vs. Valley @ WEST - 2:30pm
TechFair  

FACULTY / STAFF TECH FAIR:
Enhancing Student Interaction in Online Courses Utilizing Digital Media | 3:30pm...view Spring schedule

     
MEETINGS:   10:00 Academic Affairs Staff - PCR; 12:00 Academic Senate - Winlock; 1:00 ICC - A9 DH912

WEDNESDAY

March 14

 

Accreditation   Open Forum With Accreditation Team| 1:00PM | GC 410 ...learn more
Transfer  

TRANSFER WEEK
WORKSHOP: Transfer Works | 1:00PM | MSA
WORKSHOP: How to Use ASSIST.org| 10:00AM & 1:00PM | MSA 011

ARTs
INTERNSHIPS
 

SUMMER ARTs INTERNSHIPS - WORKSHOP | 1:00PM | MSA 010...learn more

Blood Drive

 

 
HEALTH FAIR & BLOOD DRIVE on the Walk
TechFair   FACULTY / STAFF TECH FAIR:
ePortfolios Using eFolio: An Introduction | 1:00pm
Etudes Online Pedagogy I | 2:15pm
Google+ The Educator's Platform | 3:30pm...view Spring schedule
     
MEETINGS:   6:00 Paralegal Advisory Board - Winlock

THURSDAY

March 15

 

Accreditation


 

Accreditation Team - Public Report | 2:00PM | GC 160 ...learn more


Transfer  

TRANSFER WEEK
WORKSHOP: How to Use ASSIST.org| 10:00AM & 1:00PM | MSA 011

Women's History Month  

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENT
Film Screening: "Wanda Landowska" | 1:00pm | GC 160

mascot   BASEBALL: vs. Mission @ WEST - 2:30pm
Paralegal  

PARALEGAL INFORMATION SESSION | 6:00pm | ATA 128...learn more

     
TechFair   FACULTY / STAFF TECH FAIR:
What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention? | 3:30pm...view Spring schedule
MEETINGS:   9:45 EMT - Winlock; 10:30 Personnel Commission On Campus -PCR ; 12:45 AFT Guild Chapter Mtg - Winlock

FRIDAY

March 16

     
Deadline   WLAC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS | DUE TODAY!...learn more
TechFair  

FACULTY/STAFF
WEBINAR: Social Media for Creatives & Everyone Else | 9:00am

     
     
MEETINGS:   10:00 Commencement Mtg - A9; 11:00 Open House/Celebrating Excellence - A9

SATURDAY

March 17

mascot   TRACK & FIELD: @ Northridge Invitational
BASEBALL: vs.College of the Canyons @ COC - 1:00pm
   




SUNDAY

March 18

   

 

     

MONDAY

March 19

   

 

     
EAP News   READ THE LASTEST EAP NEWS: Getting Active in Your Community; Facing Difficult Decisions; Celebrate You!; Tired? Get Moving!...view newsletter
TechFair   FACULTY/STAFF
Using iPads for Improving Classroom Teaching | 1:00pm
Writing E-Books With iBook Author and Other Free Software | 2:15pm
Using Camtasia: Including Captioning With Voice-to-Text | 3:30pm
     
MEETINGS:   accreditation team
 

 

OTHER NEWS

 

 

 

track  

ATHLETIC FIELD & TRACK CLOSURES
updated Dec.7, 2011

The Athletic Field & Track are closed to walker / joggers Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm (Simon Bolivar Soccer League) and week days from 1:00 - 3:00pm (WLAC Soccer Class). In January, the track is closed week days from 12:00 - 5:00pm (WLAC Track & Feild practice)

College and community organizations using the field may close the gates earlier than the times stated above to prepare for their events. Additionally, the events may run over their time slots.

Please check back regulary for updates to the Athletics Field & Track schedule.

The track opens at 6:30am and closes at dark. Personal trainers who charge their clients must rent time on the track or any other athletic facility. Use of the turf field requires a permit.

NAMED 2011 BEST PLACE TO WALK & JOG (Culver City News)
Walkers and joggers are also welcome to use the perimeter of the campus and College Blvd which connect the campus to Jefferson.
If your dog is with you, please keep him/her on a leash and scoop the poop. Thanks.

 

     
Accreditation  

WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?

ACCREDITATION is a form of independent, professional certification that focuses on schools and programs in a particular field. Accreditation of community colleges therefore assures you that a school adheres to high standards.
West Los Angeles College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through 2012. WASC, a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
A team of professionals from other accredited community colleges is reviewing a comprehensive report developed by West which details why the college merits renewed re-accreditation. The team will also conduct an on-campus visit March 12 – 15. As part of their review, the team will visit offices, programs and conduct interviews with both employees and students. Provided their findings are positive, the college's accreditation will be renewed. The accreditation decision, and any recommendations the team may have to strengthen the college, will be given to West following their visit and acted on by the Accrediting Commission at its June meeting.

MEET MEMBERS OF THE VISITING ACCREDITATION TEAM

Douglas Dykstra

 

Berryman

Burley

Dowd

Dr. Goldsmith

Virginia Moran

Dr. Neylon

O'Connell

Heather Ostash

Dr. Richardson

Wolfe

 

 

Accreditation Team Chairperson
Douglas Dykstra
, Chancellor
Windward Community College
Douglas Dykstra was appointed chancellor of Windward Community College after serving as vice chancellor for academic affairs for Hawaii Community College since 2004. While at Hawaii CC, he established himself as an effective leader with a strong commitment to the faculty, staff, students and the local community. He was recently selected as the recipient of Hawaii Community College Chancellor’s Award for his dedicated and outstanding service to the University. | Dykstra was instrumental in the 2006 accreditation process as well as updating the Hawaii CC program reviews. He worked closely with the Academic Senate and College Council to discuss faculty concerns and to maintain an open dialogue with administration. His previous administrative experience also includes service as acting dean of instruction/vice chancellor for academic affairs at Leeward Community College for four years. | Dykstra earned his master’s degree in secondary education, community college curriculum, and instruction at UH Manoa, and a master’s degree in history—United States diplomatic history from Kent State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Thiel College.

Francie Quaas-Berryman, Ed.D.
Developmental Education and Success Center Coordinator, Cerritos College

Francie Quaas-Berryman is a Professor of English and also serves as the Developmental Education and Success Center Coordinator at Cerritos College in Norwalk. Dr. Quaas-Berryman received a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in English from California State University, Fullerton. She also earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Virginia R. Burley, Ph.D.
Vice President of Instruction, Mt. San Antonio College
Virginia Burley has been the chief instructional officer for Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California since 2007. She has been with the college for 25 years where she has also served as a teacher and English Department chairperson. Her primary duties encompass all facets of senior management related to curriculum and instruction and support for educational programs as well as oversight of the related policy and budget development and facilities planning processes.  She serves as the college’s Accreditation Liaison Officer and has provided statewide training in effective program review and planning processes through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.  

Bonnie Ann Dowd, Ed.D., MBA, CMA
Exec Vice Chancellor, Business Services, San Diego Community College District

Dr. Bonnie Ann Dowd has over twenty years of California Community College experience as a faculty member, faculty leader, and in senior and executive administrative leadership positions.  She currently serves as the Executive Vice Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District and possesses an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership; MBA in Finance; a BBA in Accounting; and, is President-Elect of the Association of Chief Business Officials (ACBO), assuming the presidency in mid-2012.

Dr. Carole Goldsmith
Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Workforce Development, West Hills Community College District

Dr. Carole Goldsmith has significant experience in the development and implementation of career and technical training programs and grant management. She has extensive expertise in building collaboration among faculty and industry, workforce investment boards and postsecondary educational agencies in order to identify and provide opportunities for students to gain the necessary skills and knowledge for future employment in high demand fields such as healthcare. She has been in education for 17 years and was awarded the Mariann Loniello Award from the California Community College Association of Community and Continuing Education in recognition for her work in education and economic development. She earned her Doctorate of Education from University of California, Davis.

Virginia Rabor Moran
Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
, Victor Valley Community College District
Virginia Rabor Moran provides leadership in planning, organizational development, and knowledge management for the Victor Valley Community College District. She has served as a member of the Board of Examiners for CAPE (California Awards for Performance Excellence) for two years—California’s Baldrige quality program. This will be the fourth time she has participated on an ACCJC site team.

Dr. Lyn Neylon
Professor of English Language & Literature, Cuyamaca College

With a B.A. in Psychology and English from SDSU, an M.A. in teaching English from USIU, an M.A. in Humanities from CSU Dominguez Hills, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC-Riverside, Dr. Neylon has explored the connections among European arts, languages, literatures, and psychology. As a tenured professor, she has participated in shared governance in the areas of institutional planning, fiscal and physical resources, as well as curriculum development and assessment. Dr. Neylon has also facilitated faculty and student participation in international programs in her role as Study Abroad Coordinator.

Jeff O'Connell
Associate Professor & Faculty Senate President, Ohlone College

Jeff O’Connell is a proud California Community College graduate and has taught mathematics at Ohlone College since 1996.  Along with teaching, he has served on many campus committees and is currently the Ohlone College Faculty Senate President.

Heather Ostash
Vice President of Student Services, Cerro Coso Community College

Heather Ostash began at Cerro Coso Community College as a counselor in 1998. Prior to becoming the Vice President of Student Services in 2010, Heather served in a variety of faculty leadership roles, such as Counseling and Matriculation Coordinator, Transfer Center Director, Online Counselor and Articulation Officer.

Dr. Brian Richardson
Dean of Academic Affairs, Windward Community College

Dr. Brian Richardson is a graduate of the University of Hawaii and is currently a Dean of Academic Affairs at Windward Community College in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He supervises the Mathematics and Business, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences departments, coordinates the college's online learning program, and oversees the college's website. His educational background has focused on the history of political thought. He is the author of Longitude and Empire: How Captain Cook's Voyages Changed the World.

Madelaine R. Wolfe, Ed.D.
Dean of Instruction, Cuyamaca College

Madelaine R. Wolfe has spent the last 14 years as Dean of Instruction at Cuyamaca College where she is responsible for eight instructional departments including both transfer and Career Technical Ed programs. Her college-wide responsibilities include over site of Career and Technical Education projects and Perkins funds, Accreditation Self-Study tri-chair for Standard I, Instructional Program Review & Planning Committee, and Institutional Effectiveness & Resource Council. In addition to teaching, she has been the Curriculum Committee Chair, Staff Development Coordinator, and Tech Prep Project Director.