New Mexico, Vermont and Wyoming join SARA;
National SARA board meets
Boulder, Colorado – New Mexico and Wyoming have been approved by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) to become members of the WICHE State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (W-SARA). In addition, Vermont has been approved by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) as the second state in the region to join the New England State Authorization Reciprocity Agree- ment (N-SARA). These states joins 20 others (Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia) as members of SARA. SARA is a nationwide initiative of states that will make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines and make it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education. The effort is funded by a $3 million grant from Lumina Foundation, $200,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and fees paid by institutions. Read More
Independence, IA is Hiring a Licensed Psychiatrist
The Iowa Department of Human Services seeks an experienced psychiatric professional to provide diagnosis, treatment, and care in support of the Mental Health Institute. Click here for more information.
Hawaii Department of Education is hiring
Behavioral Health Professionals
Aloha! The Hawaii Department of Education is hiring Behavioral Health Professionals for a variety of positions. Full-time employment with great benefits and staff development opportunities are currently available on the following islands: Hawai'i (big island), Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai. This is a great opportunity to work in diverse multicultural educational settings with Hawai'i’s students and families. Click here for more information about the requirements and qualifications needed for the positions.
SHEPD Blog: CALIFORNIA'S COMMITMENT TO STUDENT SAFETY AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION
Das Williams, Assemblymember, California District 37, Nov 25, 2014
Sexual assault is a major problem across the country. Seventy-one institutions of higher education are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, for possible violations of federal law over the mishandling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. Read more on the State Higher Education Policy Database Blog
WICHE’s FY 2014 annual report
A report available at http://www.wiche.edu/pub/westerninterstate-commission-higher-education-2014-annual-report recaps WICHE’s work during fiscal year 2014 to expand access to higher education, foster student success, create and sustain institutional and state collaborations and innovations, and promote sound public policy.
New WICHE Reports Show Promise of Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange to Capture Education and Workforce Outcomes
Boulder, CO — The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has released two reports about a pilot project that shared data between four states to provide a clearer picture about education and employment outcomes as individuals move between states for schooling and work. The project, known as the Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange (MLDE), involved Hawai‘i, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Read More
Vendor Contracts Updated
Updated computer hardware and software contracts available to institutions and organizations in the WICHE region: "Cost-Saving Purchasing Options / MHECtech".
WICHE Workplan 2015
WICHE and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for their citizens. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to our social, economic, and civic life. Download WICHE Workplan 2015
WICHE Projects High School Grads by Sex and Metro Area
Boulder, Colorado — The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has released a supplement to the Knocking at the College Door series of projections of high school graduates, focusing on public graduates through 2027-28 by sex and metropolitan area. Supplements to Knocking at the College Door, 8th Edition | Read the Media Release
WCET's State Authorization Survey Results Colleges are either moving slowly toward compliance or opting out of serving students in some states
WICHE Releases New HS Graduates Projections Download data and view state projections
Student Tuition Discount Programs Learn about WUE, WRGP, PSEP, and distance learning options