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The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is a regional interstate compact and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Boulder, Colorado. It is one of four regional interstate higher education compacts in the United States. WICHE (pronounced “wit-chee”) was established in 1953 in the wake of the ratification by U.S. Congress of the Western Regional Education Compact. Its charge is to help the residents of the West address higher education and workforce issues distinct to the region.

WICHE provides the West with a vast array of programs, projects, and initiatives, and resources that address the needs of members through four operational units:

The Programs and Services unit is where students thrive and institutional leaders collaborate. The unit’s primary goals are to broaden student access and success and to foster higher education collaborations that address institutional strategic goals. The Programs and Services unit manages WICHE’s three Student Access Programs and other initiatives that help institutions and students—undergraduate, graduate, and health professional—save money and efficiently use available resources. The unit also oversees initiatives that bring together the West’s higher education leaders to address common goals and concerns and develop a new cadre of academic administrative leaders. In addition, it helps institutions achieve cost savings through three programs in collaboration with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), which created and administers the programs.

The Policy Analysis and Research unit supports better-informed decision-making by providing a variety of policy analysis and data resources and leveraging its convening power to foster regional collaboration. The unit leads research projects and collaborative initiatives that focus on open educational resources, the West’s workforce challenges, and supporting postsecondary education and completion. WICHE staff provides expertise on higher education issues including demographic change, governance, equitable opportunity in higher education, adult learners, state and federal financial aid, finance, articulation and transfer, federal policy, and college completion initiatives. WICHE is responsible for implementing the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) for the western region. The unit’s publication series WICHE Insights explores a wide range of significant policy issues. The unit also undertakes major long-term grant-funded projects, collaborates with other regional and national organizations, and provides short-term technical assistance to members.

The WICHE Behavioral Health Program, established in 1955, seeks to support the public systems of care and the workforce that serve people with behavioral health issues and their families. The program supports this mission through partnerships with state behavioral health agencies, federal agencies, advocacy and consumer groups, and higher education institutions. WICHE Behavioral Health activities focus on direct technical assistance to state and local agencies, policy analysis and research, support of state behavioral health agency data analysis, and higher education liaison activities to enhance workforce development and campus behavioral health.

WCET was established in 1989 to promote collaboration and information-sharing related to educational technologies in higher education. WCET’s mission is to be the leader in the practice, policy, and advocacy of digital learning in higher education. Today, WCET supports more than 400 member colleges, universities, state higher education agencies, and nonprofits and for-profit companies across the U.S. and Canada, with more than 5,000 active users of WCET resources. Dues paid by WCET and State Authorization Network members, event income, sponsorships, and grants (such as Every Learner Everywhere) help enable WCET to be a self-supporting unit. WCET’s strategic plan focuses on practice, policy, equity, and community in fulfilling its vision of advancing learner access and success through postsecondary digital learning for a more equitable world.

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