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Provides a repository of useful processes and tools to assist academic leaders in their decision making role.
Aims to unite organizations and agencies working to increase college completion by adults with prior college credits but no degree in a collaborative learning network
Addresses shortages in the mental health workforce, especially in rural areas.
Reports on the West’s progress in improving access to, success in, and financing of higher education.
Aims to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
WCET serves a membership cooperative of institutions and organizations dedicated to advancing access and excellence in higher education through the innovative use of technology. In August 2010 WCET changed its name to the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.
Gathers and disseminates press articles about advances in e-learning.
Offers webcasts, conferences, and face-to-face sessions to promote good practices in distance and online education through WCET’s professional development offerings.
Helps legislators and policymakers better understand the complex and difficult-to-balance mix of higher education appropriations, tuition, and financial aid.
Develops tools on web accessibility for institutions to use during the continuous improvement process for reaffirmation by the regional accrediting agencies.
Enables institutions to meet student, state, and workforce needs cost-effectively by exchanging high quality, Internet-delivered courses and programs.
Seeks to develop a new framework for transfer of the general education core based on learning outcomes
Provides projections of high school graduates, including data on enrollments and graduates by state and for major racial/ethnic groups covering the period from 2009-10 TO 2027-28.
MHECare offers vetted, competitively priced medical benefits to institutions and their students.
Aims to help selected states increase the number of “ready adults” (those who’ve accumulated a significant number of college credits but remain just shy of completing their degree) who return to college and finish their postsecondary education.
Provides a consortium approach to the development and deployment of high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware integrating learner-centered and immersive online learning lab environments for the study of biology, chemistry and physics.
Compiles a list of policy publications for Western decision makers, including studies, reports, surveys and briefs published by research and public policy organizations.
Helps students who want to earn a professional degree in the health professions pay reduced tuition at participating programs in the West. READ STUDENT TESTIMONIALS.
Presents regional and state-by-state data related to demographic, access and affordability, economic, finance, and workforce conditions important to policymakers, educators, and researchers in the West.
Offers an inventory of state-level policies and resources in key policy domains related to student achievement, access, and success in higher education.
Contains information and tools to implement state of the art suicide prevention practices and overcome the significant hurdles this life-saving work faces in primary care practices
Provides adult learners with information to become educated consumers of online higher education.
Provides the West’s top academic leadership at four-year institutions and related system and state agencies with a forum for sharing information and expertise and collaborating on regional initiatives.
Provides chief academic leaders of two-year institutions and related system and state agencies with the opportunity to share resources and expertise as they collaboratively address issues of common concern which are beyond the scope of a single institution or state.
Assists students from WICHE states who want to earn a master’s, doctorate or graduate certificate and save money at participating programs across the West by paying resident tuition.
Helps undergraduate students to study out of state in the West for less (150 percent of resident tuition) at some 145 institutions in 15 WICHE states.