Alphabetical list of all current WICHE initiatives

  • Provides a repository of useful processes and tools to assist academic leaders in their decision making role.

  • WICHE is working with the Alaska Psychiatric Institute to develop a Project Management Plan to improve staffing efficiency and effectiveness for their acute care inpatient services.

  • The Alaska Psychology Internship Program (AK-PIC) represents a collaborative effort among five agencies across the state of Alaska to provide training to prepare competent Alaskan psychologists.

  • Integrated care addresses the issue of receiving quality mental health treatment for depression within a primary care setting.Since most rural Americans obtain their mental health care through primary care providers, rather than specialty mental health providers, one focus of the WICHE MHP is to expand knowledge around supporting adoption of evidence-based practices in primary care and the potential impact of such adoption on health outcomes for the consumer.

  • Throughout the past 50 years the WICHE Mental Health Program has been actively engaged in mental health workforce development activities for the West.

  • Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2016 presents information on the West’s progress in improving access to, success in, and financing of higher education. The information is updated annually with the most recent data available, to monitor change over time and and to inform discussion in policy and education communities.

  • Career coaches from each institution participating in the CHEO grant were invited to attend this workshop. Experts in the career coaching field presented information on using assessments to assist students in making career choices, using social media for communication and networking and creating effective strategic partnerships with workforce and industry. In addition, career coaches learned about the data collection process and the career hub being developed for allied health students. Participants also participated in working group sessions.

  • WICHE coordinated three face-to-face workshops and eight professional development webinars for career coaches the first three years of this U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant.  Topics focused on best practice in providing career coaching services to students and other topics identified by career coaches as important in building their knowledge and skills.

  • Through an agreement between WICHE and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, colleges and universities; K-12 districts and entities; city, county, and state governments, and some non-profit organizations are achieving substantial cost savings by purchasing computers, software, printers , and other products through MHECtech.

  • Faculty and instructional designers from institutions participating in the Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) initiative were invited to attend this workshop. The focus for this final workshop was to provide participants thought-provoking topics that guide them when developing and enhancing their hybrid and online curriculum developed for their allied health courses. 

  • The Internet is a crucial part of higher education today. Students, faculty, and staff must have access to institutional web content for many essential activities such as registering, applying for financial aid completing assignments, employment, testing, and delivering or augmenting courses. However, if websites that provide necessary information are not accessible, those with disabilities may not be able to independently complete their daily tasks or compete with their peers in academia and beyond.

  • The WICHE Mental Health Program has recently written a successful application to receive funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Network Development Planning Grant,

  • WICHE ICE enables students, through their home institutions, to seamlessly access high quality online courses and programs offered by other four-year and two-year ICE member institutions.

  • Interstate Passport – A new program that facilitates block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes and transfer-level proficiency criteria, with the goals of improving graduate rates, shortening time to degree, and saving students money.

  • These resources are intended to assist Passport registrars and institutional researchers with implementing the various requirements of the Interstate Passport. General items for all are listed first, then Student Information System (SIS) specific resources.

  • The WICHE Commissioners created the Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) in 1995 to inform the Commission and staff about significant legislative issues related to higher education; provide input on WICHE initiatives; and advise staff on program considerations related to WICHE's policy workshops.

  • NANSLO is an international consortium enabling access to high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware, integrating immersive web-based labs with software, video and robotics for the study of science courses.

  • Compiles a list of policy publications for Western decision makers, including studies, reports, surveys and briefs published by research and public policy organizations.

  • WICHE's Professional Student Exchange Program enables students in 10 western states to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition.

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