WICHE Workplan FY 2020
The WICHE Workplan outlines the diverse set of activities, projects, and initiatives prioritized by the WICHE Commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, all of which are intended to advance WICHE’s mission. The WICHE Commission has identified five key focus areas to guide the work of the organization: Finance & Affordability; Access & Success; Workforce & Society; Technology & Innovation and Accountability. Download the complete WICHE Workplan here.
WICHE Media Mentions
FARGO — Some colleges and universities in the Fargo-Moorhead area are becoming more diverse, and if high school projections hold up, the region could see double-digit growth for minorities in the coming years.
“Surprisingly, I think the misnomer of a lack of diversity in Fargo-Moorhead, I don’t think that is true anymore,” said Karl Stumo, Concordia's vice president of enrollment and marketing. “We have a real richness of diversity here."
Stumo uses data from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, a nonprofit that tracks high school graduation rates and predicts how many students will be in the market for college. Nationwide, the white population for high school graduates is set to drop to 51% by the 2031-32 school year, compared to 58% in 2012-13, WICHE said. The non-white population likely will rise 7 percentage points to 49% in the same time period, the nonprofit said.
ALAMOSA — Adams State University becomes the first institution in Colorado to join the Interstate Passport Network (IPN), a nationwide network of two- and four-year colleges and universities that allows students to transfer lower division general education credits as a block to any IPN member institution.
More than 200 institutions seeking support on active learning initiatives will have help over the next four years from Every Learning Everywhere, a network of 12 digital learning organizations--of which WICHE is the central organizing intermediary--with $13.5 million in funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.