EARCOS Leadership Conference ACS WASC Training Sessions

TO:                         Heads of EARCOS Schools, Particularly Those Scheduled for Self-Studies in 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022

FROM:                  Marilyn George, Ed.D. Executive Vice President

RE:                         EARCOS Leadership Conference ACS WASC Training Sessions:  Tuesday, October 29, Pre-conference Session on Preparation for Forthcoming Self-Studies;  Sunday; October 30, Visiting Committee Chair Training; and November 3, Visiting Committee Member Training

ACS WASC will be conducting a one-day pre-EARCOS session on Tuesday, October 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the EARCOS Leadership Conference in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.  This session will be interactive as we examine the essentials of the Focus on Learning self-study and the many ways it can be adapted to a school’s situation. From 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. there will be a panel of EARCOS educators who will share how they adapted the Focus on Learning process for their respective schools, including its integration with strategic planning.

In addition, I look forward to meeting with you individually throughout the conference to address specific questions and clarifications regarding accreditation and upcoming visits. There will be a sign-up sheet at the EARCOS registration desk with the designated location.

Other ACS WASC sessions during the EARCOS Conference include the visiting committee chair training on Wednesday, October 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and visiting committee member training on Sunday, November 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ACS WASC will also be conducting a short session on key factors for becoming accredited during the EARCOS Conference.

Please note that we will also be conducting a full-day session on Focus on Learning at the spring ETC Conference. This session will examine the Focus on Learning process and its adaptability from a self-study perspective and also prepare participants to serve on visiting committees.

Please check the EARCOS website for information regarding the hotel where the conference and trainings will take place:  www.earcos.org The information should be available shortly. Visit the EARCOS website for additional information about the sessions: https://earcos.org/elc2019/elc-precon.php#George.

To register, please email Sylvia Taylor, Training Coordinator:  staylor@acswasc.org  Please indicate the name of your school and the names of staff that will attend the training(s).

We look forward to working with you.  Please contact me if you have questions: mgeorge@acswasc.org