WASC Accreditation On-Site Visit Team at
Claremont Graduate University
March 21-23, 2012
Barbara Gross Davis
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) - Vice President
Barbara joined WASC in September 2010. For the past twenty years, she has provided service to WASC as a visiting team member, as a member of two special WASC committees, and as chair of the Substantive Change Committee. Since 1985, Barbara has held a variety of administrative positions at the University of California, Berkeley, including Assistant Vice Chancellor, Equity and Inclusion; Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education; Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life-Educational Development; and Dean of Educational Development. Her areas of interest include faculty development, instructional improvement, and the evaluation of teaching and learning. She has served as a consultant to educational organizations, federal agencies and other universities on a variety of projects; she has also conducted workshops, developed online multimedia materials, and written on topics related to teaching, learning and evaluation. Her book, Tools for Teaching, published by Jossey-Bass, is now in its Second Edition. Barbara received her BA, MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
William P. Kelly
The Graduate Center, CUNY – President
William P. Kelly is president of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the doctoral-granting institution of the nation's largest university. From 1998 through June 2005, he served as the Graduate Center’s provost and senior vice president, a tenure that was marked by the recruitment of a remarkable cadre of internationally renowned scholars to the school’s faculty.
As Provost and Senior Vice President of The Graduate Center since 1998, Dr. Kelly served as its chief academic officer, responsible for overseeing all budgetary and administrative operations. This included insuring academic quality and determining institutional priorities and budgetary allocations.
During Dr. Kelly's tenure as Provost, enrollment at The Graduate Center increased by 20 percent, the core faculty expanded from 106 to 128, grants and contracts revenue doubled, student support more than tripled, and 49 new faculty members were appointed, including 23 at the rank of University Distinguished Professor.
The Scripps Research Institute – Director of Graduate Education
WASC Assistant Chair/Team Editor
- Working on educational assessment and assisting with the ongoing reaccreditation process for the Kellogg School by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
- Developing new curriculum options, including mini-courses for graduate students that would include a laboratory component
- Launching a new undergraduate summer internship program on the California campus based on the institute's longstanding and successful high school internship program
- Enhancing recruitment and communication by updating the school's online presence
- Participated in 8 WASC site visits since 1998
- Before arriving at Scripps Research, she worked at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as assistant director of summer programs and Minority Career Development Program at the Wharton School, then moved to the City of Hope, where she was associate dean of student development and worked with recruitment & retention of minority students
Sally (Sarah) Pratt
USC - Vice Provost for Graduate Programs, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
WASC Team Member
Sally (Sarah) Pratt is vice provost for graduate programs. She oversees the USC Graduate School, which has administrative responsibility for all of the university’s Ph.D. programs and select master’s programs. A professor of Slavic languages and literatures, she came to USC from Oberlin College in 1980 as the Russian language program coordinator. From 1997 until 2005, she served as dean of academic programs for the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, with responsibility for graduate and undergraduate programs. She has served as president of the College Faculty Council and the Academic Senate and as director of faculty development in the humanities for the USC Dornsife. Pratt is also a faculty fellow of the Center for Excellence in Teaching. Pratt has also worked on preparations for WASC review beginning in 2005 (as Dean of Academic Programs, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences).
Union Graduate College - President
WASC Team Member
From Union Graduate College:
Considered an expert on faculty development, strategic planning, and effective change management in higher education, Dr. Schweitzer has spoken nationally on these and related topics. She also holds a place in history. Believed to be the first female Ph.D. to ever lead a U.S. medical school, President Schweitzer first served as vice dean for administration and faculty affairs at the University of Louisville, then dean of allied health. She then became the University’s first presidential fellow, and finally, interim dean of the medical school. During her tenure there, the University of Louisville saw a seven-fold increase in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Just before coming to Union Graduate College, Dr. Schweitzer served as Chief Academic Officer/Bassett Healthcare and Founding Regional Dean at the Cooperstown Campus/Albany Medical College, where she pioneered creation of a new two-year medical campus model, designed to respond to the dangerous physician shortage in rural New York. Prior to that assignment, she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs/SUNY Upstate and Vice Provost/Syracuse University.
Harry M. Fong
Santa Clara University – Associate Vice President, Finance WASC Team Member
- Institutional Planning: Strategic
- Institutional Planning: Academic/Curricular
- Financial: Budget, Oversight, Management
- Financial: Development and Fundraising
- Resources: Physical (buildings, equipment, planning processes)
- Participated in 11 WASC site visits since 1998
- Director of Financial Accounting, University of Houston