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Upcoming Events

Do We Need a National Open Education Strategy? An “Open” Conversation

07 Mar 2024

Open education has made remarkable progress, yet the evolving landscape continues to present challenges. As open education work continues to grow at institutions, in states, and across regions, questions...

RFP Info Session: Technology & Partnerships for Transfer Success

12 Mar 2024

Please join us for an information session and to ask your questions about WICHE’s Request for Proposals for funds available to accredited colleges and universities partnering around shared transfer...

Accessibility in EdTech: How Do Your Products Rate?

13 Mar 2024

This webcast is hosted in partnership with NWHeat. Ensuring accessibility in digital learning products is essential to providing all learners with equal educational opportunities. We’ll introduce you to a rubric...

Seismic Shifts in Distance Ed Regulations: Gauging Department of Education Rulemaking

20 Mar 2024

Did you feel that quake? In its recent rulemaking, the U.S. Department of Education proposed major changes that will cause institutions to check how the shifting sands will affect...

2024 Forum Annual Meeting

03 Apr 2024

The Western Academic Leadership Forum (Forum) is an interstate membership group of higher education leaders at public and private bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral institutions, and related system offices and...

May 2024 Commission Meeting

06 May 2024

The Commission convenes in May 2024 to discuss and vote on action items pertaining to the diverse set of activities, projects, and initiatives that the Commission has prioritized as...

Distance Ed at a Crossroads: The Changing Landscape of New Regulations

30 Jul 2024

Significant changes are being proposed for distance education courses and programs. If implemented, these new regulations will majorly affect your online courses, programs, and services to students. Join the...

2024 Legislative Advisory Committee Meeting

11 Sep 2024

The Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) informs the WICHE Commission and staff about significant legislative issues related to higher education and offers a forum for members to discuss promising initiatives...

Past Events

WCET Virtual Summit: Elements of Practice + Policy of AI in Education

22 Feb 2024

WCET’s member-only Virtual Summit, Elements of Practice + Policy of AI in Education, will be held on February 22. Attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of how...

Findings of the OER Course Marking Landscape Analysis Survey

08 Feb 2024

The presentation will include an introduction to the work the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) and the National Consortium of Open Educational Resources (NCOER) have conducted recently related to...

Leadership Development in 2024: Fireside Chat

24 Jan 2024

Join the Western Academic Leadership Forum (Forum) and the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (Alliance) on January 24th at 2:00 p.m. MST for a conversation about leadership...

EdTech Unleashed: Charting the Course for Higher Ed in 2024

11 Jan 2024

This insightful and forward-looking webcast delved into the dynamic landscape of digital learning in higher education. Our panel of higher education leaders explored topics such as leadership changes and...

Understanding College Mental Health Needs and Solutions in 2024

11 Jan 2024

This 2-part webinar series addresses the current trends of mental health on college campuses and technology based options as a way to effectively address them. As colleges and universities...

Accessibility Considerations in Open Education

16 Nov 2023

This webcast is hosted by WCET in partnership with NWHeat. The use of Open Educational Resources (OER) has significantly improved inclusivity and access in postsecondary education. Initially, textbook cost...

“Waze” to Find the Detours and Fast Lanes to Understand New U.S Department of Education Guidance and Regulations

15 Nov 2023

*Exclusively for WCET and SAN Members* This WCET and SAN member-only webcast will give you real-time updates on emerging Federal actions regarding postsecondary digital learning. In 2023, the U.S....

Fall 2023 WICHE Commission Meeting

09 Nov 2023

The Commission convenes in November 2023 to discuss and vote on action items pertaining to the diverse set of activities, projects, and initiatives that the Commission has prioritized as...