WICHE Publications 2017 - 2015

This page lists online WICHE publications (PDFs) by publication date and title. The publications are listed top-down, with the most recent at the top. You can sort by both Publication Type (NewsCap, Annual Report, Workplan etc.) or Title, (complete or partial.) Please do not use both Publication Type and Title in the same sort. Note that there are also several 'subject' areas included in the Publication Title drop down. Use these if you are uncertain of the Publication Type.

For publications posted prior to 2015 please go to the WICHE Publication Archive.

Accessible versions of legacy WICHE publications are available upon request. Please submit your request through the WICHE Accessibility Request Form.

2017

  • 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
       
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  • Statistical Report Academic Year 2016-17 cover

    This report covers fall 2016 enrollments for WUE, WRGP, and PSEP. It details the funds that flow between students’ home states and the enrolling PSEP institutions that receive them and also provides detailed enrollment for participating WRGP programs and WUE institutions.

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2016

  • 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 encourage its use as a tool for informed discussion in policy and education communities.

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  • 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
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  • Knocking at the College Door, Projections of High School Graduates, 2016

    Projections of High School Graduates, December 2016

    After steady increases in the overall number of high school graduates over the last 15 years, the U.S. is headed into a period of stagnation. WICHE’s projections indicate that the number of graduates in each graduating class will average around 3.4 million through 2023, before peaking at 3.56 million prior to 2026. At the same time, the number of high school graduates from private religious and nonsectarian schools is projected to decline.

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  • 2016 Policy Insights Cover

    In 2016, there was an increasingly dramatic divergence between state economies in the West. Most states in the region benefited from an ongoing economic recovery, but states reliant on the energy sector for tax revenues were hit hard by the global decline in oil prices. This resulted in varying budget situations in legislatures across the West – outlined in this Policy Insights – with certain states dealing with significant cuts to higher education while others were in a position to make a wealth of new investments. Despite the region’s varied economic outlook, common themes did emerge.

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  • 2015-2017 Tuition and Fees in the West Publication Cover

    This report is the latest update of WICHE's annual report on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in the West, including a state-by-state and institution-by-institution historical review of tuition changes from year to year, as well as those from one, five, and ten years ago. This report presents published tuition and fees amounts as averages both unweighted and weighted by full-time equivalent enrollments.

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  • WICHE 2016 Annual Report cover

    A Message from WICHE Chair Jeanne Kohl-Welles

    Fiscal year 2016 caps a period of significant accomplishments and notable transitions for WICHE.

    Fiscal year 2016 caps a period of significant accomplishments and notable transitions for WICHE. As chair of the organization’s 48-member Commission, I am pleased to report that WICHE is well positioned this year to build on its past successes in pursuit of new avenues of collaboration and support as members continue to foster strong partnerships among our states and institutions.

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  • WICHE Commission Meeting Agenda Book Cover

    Jeanne Kohl-Welles (WA), chair
    Mike Rush (SD), immediate past chair

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  • Policy Insights October 2016 cover

    Challenges to closing the gap between findings from academic research and effective policymaking are not new, and they will not be solved overnight. However, as the entire education sector faces mounting pressure to provide high-quality education under tightening fiscal constraints, all while demonstrating improving student outcomes, the time may finally be right for a renewed spirit of collaboration between higher education researchers and policymakers.

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  • WICHE, Six Decades of Partnering in the West cover graphic

    The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is a 16-member commission working to boost access to higher education for students in the West and, as importantly, to ensure their success. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy among its members and their institutions, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region’s social, economic, and civic life. Our staff is working to find answers to some of the most critical questions facing higher education today.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • WICHE Workplan 2017 Cover Thumbnail

    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.

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  • Tuition & Fees in the West 2015-16 cover graphic

    WICHE's Policy Analysis and Research unit has released a new Policy Insights summarizing our most recent survey of published tuition and fees prices in all public institutions in the West in 2015-16, state budget levels, higher education appropriations, state financial aid programs, college affordability and related college finance topics and news.

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  • WICHE Commission Meeting Agenda Book Cover

    Plenary Sessions (Presentations)

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  • Exploring,-Engaging,-and-Expanding-with-the-Adult-College-Completion-Network publication cover graphic
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  • 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. 

     

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  • Statistical Report Academic Year 2015-16 Cover Graphic

    This report covers fall 2015 enrollments for WUE, WRGP, and PSEP. It details the funds that flow between students’ home states and the enrolling PSEP institutions that receive them and also provides detailed enrollment for participating WRGP programs and WUE institutions.

     

     

     

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  • 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
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  • Western Policy Exchange Publication cover graphic for "Stories from the Front Lines of Student Success:"

    Stories from the Front Lines of Student Success: The Implementation and Progress of Near Peer Mentoring Programs in Alaska and Idaho

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2015

  • 2015 Legislative Insights Cover Graphic

    Targeted Recovery: Recapping 2015 Higher Education Legislative Activity in the West summarizes key policy themes over the past year and highlights emerging issues to watch in future legislative sessions. Affordability was the dominant theme of the 2015 sessions; in an attempt to address affordability, legislators in the WICHE region passed bills freezing or limiting tuition increases and increased need-based aid and even offered low-cost degrees in an effort to improve financial assistance opportunities for students.

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  • 2015-16 Tuition & Fees in the West cover graphic

    This report is the latest update of WICHE's annual report on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in the West, including a state-by-state and institution-by-institution historical review of tuition changes from year to year, as well as those from one, five, and ten years ago. This report presents published tuition and fees amounts as averages both unweighted and weighted by full-time equivalent enrollments.

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  • WESTERN INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2015 Annual Report

    A Message from WICHE Chair Michael Rush

    The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) was developed out of a time-tested practice in the West – neighbors helping neighbors to deal with the harsh realities of living and thriving in a vast frontier. The need for collaboration has not lessened in today’s world.

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  • 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
       
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  • Policy Insights, Coordinating Postsecondary Education and the Public Workforce System in Workforce Planning, Cover Graphic

    This brief provides an overview of key components of the public workforce system that are most relevant for state postsecondary education planners and leaders as they address issues of educational attainment and workforce skill needs, particularly among lower-income or less-skilled segments of their state.

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  • WICHE Commissioners Nov 15 Meeting Agenda Book

    Plenary Sessions (Presentations)

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  • WICHE September 2015 Newsletter, the 'WICHE NewsCap'

    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
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  • Cover graphic for the WICHE Publication, Six Decades of Collaboration in the West

    The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and its 16 members work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy among its members and their institutions, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region’s social, economic, and civic life. Our programs – Student Exchange, Policy Analysis and Research, WCET, and Mental Health – are working to find answers to some of the most critical questions facing higher education today.

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    • WICHE releases its latest annual survey of tuition and fees in Western states
    • WICHE Chairman Mike Rush chosen to lead South Dakota University System
    • W-SARA participation grows to 11 states and 102 institutions
    • New report focuses on adult degree-completion efforts
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  • Colloaboration and Coordination to Improve Adult College Completion Efforts Cover

    This brief explores research on the common characteristics of effective multi-stakeholder collaborations, with a particular focus on initiatives working to tackle complex social challenges. The brief includes examples of collaborative efforts that are uniting diverse stakeholders to support adult degree completion at the state and local level.

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  • 2014-15TFinsights FINAL cover

    WICHE's Policy Analysis and Research unit has released a new Policy Insights covering our most recent survey of published tuition and fees prices in all public institutions in the West in 2014-15. The report summarizes those findings and discusses state budget levels, higher education appropriations, state financial aid programs and related state finance policy innovations.

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  • WICHE Commission Meeting Agenda Book Cover

    Plenary Sessions (Presentations)

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  • 2015 March Report to the Hawai'i Board of Regents Publication Cover

    In January 2015, the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents sought to explore and analyze the current structure of the University of Hawai‘i system. Specifically, they wanted to address whether the Board of Regents should reconsider the 2001 separation of roles of the president of the University of Hawai‘i system and the chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa or seek other changes in the management and leadership structure of the system in order to better serve the state and its citizens. To accomplish this, the Board of Regents engaged the services of Dr.

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  • April 2015 WICHE NewsCap
    • Update on Phase II of Interstate Passport Initiative
    • Montana’s Pat Williams, New Mexico’s Barbara Damron appointed to WICHE Commission
    • New data on distance education enrollment patterns
    • Growing number of states, institutions participating in W-SARA
    • Focus of WCET Leadership Summit in June in Santa Fe: adaptive learning
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  • Human Services Program Evaluation Publication Cover

    How to improve your accountability and program effectiveness. The term “outcome evaluation” has become one of the most popular terms among human service providers and those whose jobs it is to evaluate the impact of human service programs. State and federal legislators, state and federal officials, and private accrediting organizations rarely finish a day without bemoaning the lack of appropriate outcome evaluation data.

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    • Dave Longanecker’s slant on developmental education trends
    • Participation in W-SARA continues to grow
    • Western Undergraduate Exchange posts record enrollments
    • Policy brief examines Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange beginnings
    • Upcoming WICHE and WCET meetings and webcasts on tap
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  • Building Capacity for Tracking Human Capital Development and Its Mobility Across State Lines cover

    Over the past five years as the cost and value of higher education have gained increased policymaker, consumer, and media attention, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has worked with four of its member states to test how cross-state collaboration and data sharing might inform important questions about the development and mobility of human capital.

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  • Standards, Assessment, and Readiness: Addressing Postsecondary Transition Issues Across State Lines cover

    The implementation of the Common Core Standards (CCSS) or other similar academic standards is well underway in most states, and the corresponding assessment systems are set to go live in the current academic year. As implementation continues, there are a variety of challenges that K-12 and higher education leaders will face in the coming years related to student movement across state lines.

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  • Student Exchange Programs Statistical Report, Academic Year 2014-15 cover

    This report covers fall 2014 enrollments for WUE, WRGP, and PSEP. It details the funds that flow between students’ home states and the enrolling PSEP institutions that receive them. This newly expanded format gives detailed enrollment for participating WRGP programs and WUE institutions. The “WUE Enrollment Report” will be discontinued as of the 2014-15 academic year and going forward, it will be replaced by the “Statistical Report”.

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