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Dr. David Longanecker warned that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will experience an extreme shortage of professionals in the next two years, sapping the islands of their economic vitality and global competitiveness.
Colleges can get help in offering online classes to out-of-state students | University Business Magazine (December 3, 2013)
Getting licensed to enroll just one out-of-state student in an online college course can cost a Nebraska school thousands of dollars and an exhaustive program review.
TOPEKA — Kansas higher education officials on Tuesday expressed support for a national plan that they said would make it easier to enroll online students from other states.
“This is a great coup for the CNMI,” said NMC president Dr. Sharon Y. Hart. “Nationally, Dr. Longenecker is one of the most influential leaders in higher education and we are extremely thankful that he’ll be spending some time meeting with local government, private sector, and educational leaders to discuss a variety of issues.”
Can savings and the spirit of cooperation persuade states to hand over their ability to evaluate distance education providers? With institutions hurrying to obtain authorization in the states they wish to operate in by next summer, an effort to simplify that process prepares to accept its first members.
WCET Awards University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for its Online Proctoring System (November 6, 2013)
The UNC system will be awarded for its proctoring system created to standardize online exams across the system this month. The UNC system received the award from the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education’s Cooperative for Educational Technologies, which advocates for technology use in higher education.
"Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities" (November 4th, 2013)
A new commitment to eliminating health and health care disparities is underway. For several decades, governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the World Health Organization, Institute of Medicine, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have worked diligently to identify and define health and behavioral health disparities while attempting to achieve health equity for all.
Guam - Senator Brant McCreadie says his Resolution 234 supporting Guam's application for membership in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education [WICHE] won support at a public hearing Monday evening. The Senator says that WICHE membership "will provide increased opportunities for our island students to pursue their higher education dreams" and his resolution "is the first step towards Guam gaining membership in WICHE."
WICHE President David Longanecker kicked off the talk with a presentation, “The Case for Whopping Big Change,” in which he explained to policymakers that the demand for higher education currently exceeds the supply.
Guam Sen. Brant McCreadie met Tuesday evening with Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo and CNMI Gov. Eloy Inos to discuss Guam’s participation in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, or WICHE.
Senator McCreadie Talks About WICHE's Higher Education Opportunities With Governors Calvo and Inos (September 25, 2013)
Guam - Senator Brant McCreadie met Tuesday night with Governor Eddie Calvo and CNMI Governor Eloy Inos to talk about Guam’s participation in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).
The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, an initiative to simplify the process by which distance education providers are authorized to operate in individual states, has begun staffing its central and regional offices. Marshall Hill, former executive director of Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, will lead the effort from its Boulder, Colo., office. Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/09/13/distance-education-state-reciprocity-initative-begins-staffing#ixzz2emcfArmz Inside Higher Ed
State Authorization Reciprocity Initiative Appoints Executive Director and Board (September 12, 2013)
Marshall Hill has been appointed the executive director of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a new initiative that will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education.
An outspoken advocate for affordable college tuition in Nebraska has left his post as director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education to lead an effort to make online courses more accessible.
Colorado Mountain College has entered into a new tuition reciprocity agreement with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education to provide qualifying out-of-state residents with lower tuition. CMC joins 22 other two-year and four-year public colleges and universities in Colorado who are part of the participating Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) agreement. Eligible new CMC students from the designated WUE states can receive up to 52 percent off out-of-state tuition, a $4,685 annual discount for a student taking on 30 credit hours, according to the WUE website.