AABHE Online Education & Engagement Series

Speaker: Dr. Belle Wheelan, President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges  and Moderated by Dr. Joseph H. Silver, Sr., President of Silver & Associates


Title: The Impact of the COVID-19  Virus on Accreditation Matters at Colleges and Universities 
This is Part II of the series on The Impact of the Pandemic on Colleges and Universities Currently and Down the Road 


Time:

12pm CST / 1pm EST

Dr. Jennifer Ellis of  The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, AABHE Chair of the Online Education & Engagement Series will provide technical assistance 
 

Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the world to rethink the word 'normal.' Every sector of society has been impacted by this virus, including higher education. A big concern with higher education is how an institution's regional accreditation will be impacted by the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus. This session will address those concerns and provide information on how colleges and universities should be planning accreditation-related matters going forward. Your questions will be answered in real time by one of the foremost experts on higher education and accreditation. 


On-line Series Speaker's Biography:  
Dr. Belle Wheelan currently serves as President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this capacity. Her career spans over 45 years and includes the roles of faculty member, chief student services officer, campus provost, college president and Secretary of Education. In several of those roles she was the first African American and/or woman to serve in those capacities.  Dr. Wheelan received her Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in Texas (1972) with a double major in Psychology and Sociology; her Master’s from Louisiana State University (1974) in Developmental Educational Psychology; and her Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin (1984) in Educational Administration with a special concentration in community college leadership.

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