Martha Balshem

Innovative General Education Program As Coordinator at Portland State

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Last Updated 12/19/2003

General Information

Employment History

Associate Director  - Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Investigator  - Fox Chase Cancer Center

Professors  - Portland State University

Member, Faculty  - Portland State University


Ph.D.  - Anthropology , Indiana University


Moderator  - Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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Western Association of Schools

Martha Balshem, Associate Director, was appointed in 2002, coming to WASC from Portland State University, where she served on the faculty for 13 years.She participated in design and implementation of University Studies, Portland State's innovative general education program As Coordinator of Freshman Inquiry, she was responsible for assessment, faculty development, and program oversight.Previously, she was an investigator at Fox Chase Cancer Center.A graduate of Temple University, Balshem earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Indiana University.She provides support to a broad array of institutions preparing for eligibility, candidacy, and initial accreditation reviews each year, and works on various projects.

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Martha Balshem, Associate Director, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (moderator)"Navigating the Waters of Departmental Reviews without Capsizing: Some Successful Models from Public and Private Institutions"

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Related Events - Everybody Reads 2012 - Multnomah County Library

Portland State University professors Martha Balshem (Sociology) and Alma Trinidad (Social Work) and psychologist Cheryl Forster (Student Health and Counseling) will discuss issues related to identity and development.

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