WCET's 29th Annual Meeting

Vice President for Accreditation Relations and Director of the Open Pathway
Higher Learning Commission
Jeff Rosen serves as vice president for accreditation relations and director of the open pathway for the Higher Learning Commission. At the Commission, he helped to build the approval protocol for the Commission’s oversight of competency-based education programs, both credit-based and direct assessment, and worked with the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) to articulate best practices in the field. With a background in continuing higher education and workforce development, he has spoken at annual conferences sponsored by UPCEA, WICHE, and C-BEN, and written on the completion agenda and the public good. At the Commission, he directs the Visiting Scholars and Interns program, and through the Open Pathway’s Quality Initiative process, promotes the Commission’s commitment to Civic Engagement. Given the widespread growth of online learning, he is particularly interested in how to extend that commitment to the online environment and to competency based programs. Before joining the Higher Learning Commission, Rosen served as a research university dean, professor of art history, and elected Trustee of a public community college.