NewsCap Edition

June 2017 NewsCap

June 2017 NewsCap Cover
  • Five WICHE Commissioners appointed, two reappointed
  • WRGP adds 50 graduate programs
  • Reports released on tuition and fees in Western states, distance education enrollment
  • Interstate Passport Network announces new members
  • College in High School Alliance kicks off


April 2017 NewsCap

WICHE April 2017 News letter cover graphic

April Highlights

  • WICHE Commission News
  • WICHE Media Coverage
  • WICHE Program and Initiative Updates



February 2017 NewsCap

February 2017 NewsCap cover
  • Record-setting enrollment, savings for WICHE’s student exchange programs
  • New website for Knocking at the College Door projections and trends
  • Upcoming meetings for chief academic officers of two- and four-year institutions and systems
  • Interstate PassportSM initiative continues to scale up


December 2016 NewsCap

2016 WICHE NewsCap Cover
  • 9th edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates released on December 6
  • WICHE Commission elects new officers
  • Record Western Undergraduate Exchange enrollments reported
  • New tuition and fees and 2016 legislative actions reports available
  • WCET webcast explores 2016 election results



August 2016 WICHE NewsCap

August 2016 Newscap Cover
  • WICHE President Joe Garcia begins his outreach to Western states.
  • Eleven institutions in Hawai‘i, Utah, and Wyoming to begin awarding Interstate Passport this fall.
  • Matt Freeman, Jim Hansen reappointed to WICHE Commission, and WCET Executive Council welcomes two new members.
  • Aspiring chief academic officers from WICHE states begin yearlong professional development program.
  • Registration now open for Interstate Passport webinars, WCET Annual Meeting, and workshop for state authorization compliance managers.


June 2016 WICHE NewsCap

Cover thumbnail of WICHE NewsCap Publication, June 2016
  • Joe Garcia assumes presidency of WICHE.
  • WICHE region’s Pacific Islands membership now includes Guam.
  • The latest data on college tuition and fees in Western states.
  • 31 new high-quality graduate programs available through WRGP.
  • Key elements of Interstate Passport Framework now in place.
  • New from WCET: distance education enrollment, open educational resources, academic integrity.



March 2016 Newsletter cover graphic
  • Nearly 38,000 students benefitting from WICHE exchange programs in 2015-16.
  • Six new states now working on development of Interstate Passport.
  • WCET report looks at policies, practices affecting adjunct faculty teaching online.
  • ACCN webinar focuses on advising adult learners. 



January 2016 WICHE NewsCap

January 2016 WICHE NewsCap Cover Graphic
  • Message from WICHE President David Longanecker
  • Upcoming summit, webinars focused on connecting credentials
  • 2015 WCET awards for eLearning leadership and innovation
  • Impact of high school mentoring programs in Alaska, Idaho
  • New WICHE Commission appointees



WICHE NewsCap, November 2015

November 2015 NewsCap Cover Graphic
  • Joseph Garcia selected to succeed David Longanecker as WICHE president
  • WICHE Commission elects 2016 officers
  • WICHE awarded $2.99 million federal grant to expand Interstate Passport
  • Policy Insight: Forging stronger links between the public workforce system and postsecondary education
  • New cost-saving options for purchasing hardware products and services


September 2015

WICHE September 2015 Newsletter, the 'WICHE NewsCap'


  • WICHE wins grant for work focused on diversifying the biomedical sciences workforce
  • NANSLO: “A game changer for online science education”
  • New cost-saving options for purchasing hardware, software, and property insurance
  • Nine WICHE commissioners embark on new terms
  • Upcoming WCET webcasts on accessibility issues