What's Happening at WICHE

Supporting Rural Colleges through Collaborations

05 Mar

While all institutions of higher education have been impacted by and, in response, adapted to the pandemic, rural-serving institutions and their respective communities have faced particularly significant challenges during these times. Among other issues, this panel will address key...

2021 Spring Commission Meeting

18 May

WICHE's governing commission meets twice annually to discuss business of this interstate agency.

2021 Western Academic Leadership Academy

21 Jul

The Western Academic Leadership Academy (Academy), launched in 2015, is a year-long professional development program for academic leaders aspiring to become chief academic officers in the WICHE region’s postsecondary four-year sector. The Academy, sponsored by the  Western Academic Leadership Forum (Forum), seeks to encourage the...

2021 WCET Annual Meeting

02 Nov

Every fall, WCET convenes at the Annual Meeting in a variety of locations across the U.S. The meeting brings together professionals in higher ed and edtech to discuss major topics facing institutions and organizations today.

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Transfer Students: Key to Institutional Resilience

Some experts argue that transfer students could play a pivotal role in the survival of colleges today. In a recent virtual forum, hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, hear from experts (including Francisco Rodriguez, Co-Chair of our Colleagues for Interstate Passport’s Future Advisory Committee) about challenges transfer students face today, the current obstacles at colleges, and the ways institutions can help attract and retain transfer students simply by better serving their needs, including Interstate Passport.

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WICHE's Impact Throughout the West

Since 1953, WICHE has been strengthening higher education, workforce development, and behavioral health throughout the region. As an interstate compact, WICHE partners with states, territories, and postsecondary institutions to share knowledge, create resources, and develop innovative solutions that address some of our society’s most pressing needs. Select a WICHE state or territory on the map to explore individual highlights of our long-standing partnerships.