News Releases and Announcements
Featured News Release | June 05, 2023
Sen. Soules of New Mexico Joins WICHE Commission
BOULDER, Colo. – William “Bill” Soules, a state senator with the New Mexico Legislature, has been appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to represent the state with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). A semi-retired teacher, Soules...
A Statement on the Passing of WICHE Commissioner Dr. Sheila Stearns
Statement from WICHE President Demarée Michelau: We are saddened by the tragic news that Dr. Sheila Stearns, one of our WICHE Commissioners from Montana, has passed away. Her death is a tremendous loss to all who knew her, and...
May 25, 2023
Regional Trend Showing Tuition and Fees Remain Steady as State Financial Aid Increases
Data based on annual survey of 350+ public postsecondary schools in the West BOULDER, Colo. – The most recent data on tuition, appropriations, and state grant aid present an economic outlook that appears favorable in the West, according...
May 11, 2023
Eastern Oregon University Wins 2023 Colleagues’ Choice Innovation Award for Teaching Program
BOULDER, Colo. – Eastern Oregon University (EOU) has received the Colleagues’ Choice Innovation Award for its program that focuses on training culturally responsive teachers who work with students from diverse backgrounds. Students from diverse backgrounds make up a third...
May 01, 2023
Featured Media Mention | June 02, 2023
A ‘More Rigorous Process’ to Determine Financial Aid Eligibility
WCET's Cheryl Dowd, senior director, State Authorization Network and WCET Policy Innovations; and Russ Poulin executive director, WCET and vice president, technology-enhanced education, are quoted in this article from Inside Higher Ed. Original source
Microcredentials far from maturity, Educause poll finds
This article from EdScoop discusses findings from a poll on microcredentials from EDUCAUSE and WCET. Original source
May 25, 2023
Leveling Off at the Bottom
This article from Inside Higher Ed discusses enrollment data and cites WICHE’s Knocking at the College Door projections. Original source
May 24, 2023
Number of Colleges in Distress Is Up 70% From 2012
The 10th edition of Knocking at the College Door is cited in this article from Bloomberg. Original source
May 22, 2023
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