WICHE in the news

  • Transferring LCCC credits to other institutions a little easier with new program | WyomingNews.com (10/19/2015)

    CHEYENNE - Transferring to another school is about to get a lot easier for Laramie County Community College students - if the new institution is part of the Passport Initiative. That effort lets those attending LCCC move their general education credits to another college within the initiative without worrying about whether they will transfer. Pat Shea is the director of academic leadership initiatives at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, or WICHE, which is the parent organization of the Passport Initiative.
  • Hundreds of colleges missing from Obama’s College Scorecard? - The Washington Post (10/16/2015)

    How do you “misplace” more than 700 colleges? By looking in the wrong places. The College Scorecard released last month was touted by the U.S. Department of Education as, “President Obama’s commitment to provide consumers with information about college costs and value in an easy-to-read format.” In his Sept. 12 radio address, the president said: “Americans will now have access to reliable data on every institution of higher education.” Unfortunately, while the information is easy to read, it is hard to interpret. And nearly one in four community colleges are missing.
  • Department Awards $60 Million in First in the World Grants to 17 Colleges, Universities and Organizations (9/21/2015)

    As part of the Obama Administration’s ambitious agenda to drive innovation and keep a higher education within reach for all Americans, the Education Department today awarded nearly $60 million to 17 colleges and universities in its First in the World (FITW) grant program. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education recieved $2,999,432.
  • National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) (Aug 2015)

    The "Compact for Faculty Diversity Research Mentoring Institute" has been selected by the National Research Mentoring Network, (NRMN) for a 'Pilot and Supplement Project Award.' Both Ken Pepion, PhD, (WICHE) and Ansley Abraham, PhD, (SREB) are the principal investigators on the compact.