The Beacon Newsletter

Letter From the President

Financial sustainability is not a sprint; it’s a marathon

As colleges and universities continue to develop a path forward to ensure financial sustainability, it’d be worth remembering that the effort will be akin to that of a marathon and not a sprint. There are a number of options and concomitant actions institutional leadership might consider.

NWCCU Topics

NWCCU Quality Culture project

What can higher education leaders do to ensure performance measurement systems include measures that address equity, enhance participatory processes, and inform policy change that is relevant to organizational context? 

NWCCU Updates

Accreditation Handbook revision

Take a look at the new edits and updates in a final and a red-lined version, the handbook reflects the 2020 Standards and new USDE regulations.


Reminders & Events

Continuing Distance Delivery

NWCCU Webinar: Long Term Crisis Management: Strategies for Supporting Faculty and Staff Mental Health (This Friday!)  

2020 NWCCU Annual Conference registration now open!

Institution Topics  

Managing Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis 

By: Marc A. Johnson                   Two important principles to thrive: Manage towards a future vision of sustainability and remain flexible to modify operations in response to opportunities.



Equity & Inclusion

Introducing the NWCCU Equity Resource Library!

Interested to know the difference between equity and equity-mindedness? How about anti-racist practices in online learning?  You can find all of these, and more, in NWCCU’s Equity Resource Library.

New Presidents & Provosts

Welcome Seven New Presidents

Learn who is new to North Seattle College, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Bellevue College, Warner Pacific University, Eastern Washington University Sierra Nevada University, and Oregon State University.

Archived Issues :

Volume 2, Issue 4 – June 2020

Volume 2, Issue 3 – March 2020

Volume 2, Issue 2 – November 2019

Volume 2, Issue 1 – September 2019

Volume 1, Issue 4 – May 2019

Volume 1, Issue 3 – March 2019

Volume 1, Issue 2 – November 2018

Volume 1 Issue 1 – August 2018