WICHE Publications By Year

2016

  • Six Decades of Partnering in the West

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    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. WICHE is the only organization in the West that focuses exclusively on higher education issues, from finance, innovation, workforce issues, and accountability to access and success.

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  • WCET Distance Education Enrollment Report 2016

  • June 2016 WICHE NEWSCAP

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    • 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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  • What are Connected Credentials?

  • WICHE Workplan FY 2017

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    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

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    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.

    The detailed tuition and fee rate data that are summarized in this Policy Insights brief are available here on the WICHE web site: http://wiche.edu/pub/tf, in PDF and Excel file form.

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  • WICHE Commission Meeting Agenda Book, May 16 - 17, 2016

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    Plenary Sessions (Presentations)

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  • Exploring, Engaging, and Expanding with the Adult College Completion Network

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    To share lessons learned from the Adult College Completion Network’s 2015 Annual Workshop, WICHE has released Exploring, Engaging, and Expanding with the Adult College Completion Network. This publication synthesizes the major themes from the event including innovative programmatic and policy approaches for serving adult learners and the implications of recent research and new technologies for this group. This document is intended to serve as a resource for groups, institutions, agencies, policymakers, and others interested in staying up to date on the latest efforts targeting adult credential completion around the country.
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  • March 2016 WICHE NEWSCAP

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    • 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. 

    Record number of students benefiting this year from tuition- reciprocity agreements in WICHE states.

    Through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), and the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP), more than 37,700 residents of 15 Western states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are currently enrolled at reduced levels of tuition in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. According to WICHE’s AY 2015-16 Statistical Report, which covers fall 2015 enrollments for the three exchange programs.

     

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  • Statistical Report Academic Year 2015-16

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    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

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    In this month’s NewsCap learn about opportunities to increase higher education collaborations across institutions in North America as well as an upcoming joint meeting on April 19 – 22 of two- and four-year institutions’ and state-level chief academic officers in Missoula. Other news items include the appointment of two new WICHE Commissioners, details about the June 8-9 WCET Leadership Summit in Salt Lake City that will focus on strategies to create a connected credentialing system, an update on WICHE’s Interstate Passport Initiative, and the availability of new WICHE publications and webinars

    • 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: Stories from the Front Lines of Student Success

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

    This brief provides an overview of the implementation and impact of near peer mentoring programs in Alaska and Idaho from the standpoint of both existing research and the near peers themselves. In addition to offering strategies and promising practices that have helped foster a college-going culture in both states, the brief provides testimonials from mentors and the students they have served – students who might otherwise never considered college as an option without the extra support of a near peer or college guide.

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  • Why Do We Need Connected Credentials?

2015

  • Targeted Recovery: Recapping 2015 Higher Education Legislative Activity in the West

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    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. Many Western states also increasingly looked to higher education as the driver of economic growth, as their legislatures focused on career and technical education and STEM fields, while others sought to encourage partnerships between business and postsecondary institutions. Issues to watch include allowing guns on campus, preventing sexual assault on campus, military and veterans education, and the ongoing implementation of common academic standards that prepare students for college and careers.

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  • Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West, 2015-16: Detailed Tuition and Fees Tables

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    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. Unlike unweighted averages, which treat each institution equally no matter how big or small it is, enrollment-weighted averages provide a truer estimate of the published price a typical student faces based on enrollment patterns. Appendix E provides more information regarding enrollment weighting. In addition to the full report, all tuition and fee data tables are available to download in Excel format below. You can find a policy brief summarizing the tuition and fees trends, state appropriations, student financial aid and related policy implications at http://wiche.edu/pub/tuition-and-fees-west-2015-16.

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