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Below is an alphabetical listing of all current WICHE initiatives.
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
Improves staffing efficiency and effectiveness for Alaska's acute care inpatient services.
Works with the University of Alaska Anchorage and Fairbanks joint PhD program in Clinical Community Psychology to develop a partially-affiliated APA-accredited internship to train psychologists to work competently in Alaska.
Addresses shortages in the mental health workforce, especially in rural areas.
Provides analyses of mental health workforce supply and preparedness, with a special focus on rural issues and cultural competence in the workforce.
Seeks to develop a deeper understanding of how states coordinate their articulation and transfer programs for students who move from two- to four-year institutions.
Aims to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
Enables eligible institutions and agencies to cut costs through group purchasing. WICHE has an agreement in place with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) and more information about these contracts may be found on their e-commerce site: MHECtech.org.
Supports workforce development and community competence through the initiation of training and community development activities directed toward emergent psychiatric issues in underserved rural communities.
Builds communities of higher education administrators to share resources, develop research projects, and discuss common concerns related to interinstitutional collaboration, academic integrity/student authentication, student retention in online learning, and more.
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.
Provides independent reviews and side-by-side comparisons of educational software to assist decision making in the e-learning community.
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.
Leads development of a rural psychology internship consortium in Hawaii through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Network Development Planning Grant.
Recognizes, via competitive awards, outstanding innovation, quality improvement, or achievements in using educational technology tools, techniques, or services by postsecondary institutions and organizations.
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.
Lowers insurance costs for institutions and improves risk management systems.
Focuses on the effectiveness of alternative modes of education, serving as a companion to Thomas L. Russell's book The No Significant Difference Phenomenon.
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.
Aimed at identifying points of student loss and effective practices that improve student retention in U.S. higher education ... a multi-institutional data mining project, managed by WCET.
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.
Supports consumers' evaluations and assessments of state-level mental health services in South Dakota.
Safeguards distance-learning students and provides them with greater access to online courses, and protects state and institutional interests
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
Supplies a set of resources to determine the costs of offering a course through different delivery methods.
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.
Enables interstate collaboration for improving data infrastructure and performance measurement in public mental health systems.
Helps undergraduate students to study out of state in the West for less (150 percent of resident tuition) at more than 150 institutions in the WICHE member states.
Research activities within the WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research have focused on specialty topics in rural health and behavioral health ranging from examining rural-urban differences in collaborative care models in primary care to identifying rural behavioral health promising practices..