Responding to Student Demand with Agile Teaching and Learning Strategies

This April, Bay View Analytics and Cengage released the latest findings of the Digital Learning Pulse Survey. This longitudinal study, launched in April of 2020, explores student, faculty, and administrator perspectives on the pandemic-driven shifts in higher education. Join us for a deep discussion of the latest results and how two institutional leaders are responding to student demand with agile teaching and learning strategies.

WCET 35th Annual Meeting

Save the date for the WCET 35th Annual Meeting.

The WCET Annual Meeting brings together higher education professionals to share advances in digital learning practices and to explore emerging policy challenges facing institutions and organizations today.

No Holding Back: Administrative Holds Policies and Practices

It can be difficult to get the attention of a college student. Professors can always connect with students in class. However, advisors and administrators have few means to command attention, especially if calling, texting, emailing or using the postal service aren’t successful. The ability to use holds to prompt a student to take an action is one of the few resources in an institution’s toolkit. Recent research reveals the ubiquity of this practice, but also the limitations. Members of WICHE’s Western Academic Leadership Forum (Forum) and Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (Alliance) are invited to attend a one hour webinar to hear about the latest research on administrative holds policies and practices at the state, system, and institution-level from panelists from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Education Commission of the States (ECS), Ithaka S+R, and National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

Innovations and Challenges: Colorado and Beyond

Hosted by WCET in collaboration with the Western Academic Leadership Forum and Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders.

Community colleges across the nation are experiencing similar challenges: decreased enrollments, state funding challenges, and streamlining pathways for degree attainment and transfer. In this upcoming webinar, presidents from several community colleges in Colorado will join in a lively discussion to share strategies to respond to these challenges, such as promoting partnership over competition and cultivating a culture that supports innovation on their campuses.

Cybersecurity Part 2: Postsecondary Cyber Risks Associated with 3rd Parties Due to a Ransomware Incident

SAN & WCET present a two-part webinar series. In part two, Dave Sonheim, Chief of Cybersecurity, Region VII, CISA, Department of Homeland Security will address the management of cyber risks associated with 3rd party vendors due to a ransomware incident.

Cybersecurity Part 1: CISA Overview Briefing on the Cybersecurity Threat to Postsecondary Institutions

SAN & WCET present a two-part webinar series. In part one, Dave Sonheim, Chief of Cybersecurity, Region VII, CISA, Department of Homeland Security will provide a policy briefing addressing cybersecurity threats and promotion of cyber resilience and preparedness for postsecondary institutions.

Academic Program Management and Campus Finance

A virtual meeting focused on how Academic Affairs and Finance work together to support and manage academic programs, including program prioritization processes, budgeting for program growth, funding program startups, and program management/closures.

Our speaker is Bronté Burleigh-Jones, Chief Financial Officer from American University.

Our host is Laura Woodworth-Ney Academy Program and Mentoring Coordinator.

Leveraging Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding to Support Digital Learning

The pandemic has changed postsecondary education – likely in permanent ways. Digital learning, while certainly important before, has become a ubiquitous concept on campuses across the country. New technologies and research have identified ways to support students and drive better outcomes for their educational journey.

Establishing and improving effective digital learning resources (if done well) requires investment. With digital learning being a main tool in responding to the new normal of the pandemic, using available federal relief funds to invest in these resources and technologies can be a key strategy for institutions.

This webinar will bring together experts on federal policy and digital learning, as well as exemplar institutions who are taking advantage of the unique opportunities afforded by federal resources to move their campuses forward.

Student Perspectives: Why Community College Was a Good Choice

Students from the WICHE region will share their reasons for attending community colleges, how community college has helped them and their communities, and why community colleges are important to the future of higher education.

Please note that this event is only open to Alliance members.

OERWest Network Convening

The OERwest Network convening is from April 20-21, 2022, in Denver, Colorado. The two-day convening will provide an opportunity for participants to network with other OER leaders across the west, engage in working sessions focused on advancing and scaling OER, and listen to engaging speakers. Participants will develop action plans for advancing equity in OER, tailored to each participant’s institutions, systems, or state landscape.