WICHE’s regional OER focus includes working with leaders, policymakers, higher education systems, institutions, and other organizations to scale the usage of high-quality open education resources. OER are openly licensed and freely accessible materials used for teaching, learning, and research.
WICHE can provide two-year grants to accredited colleges and universities who are partners because of shared transfer student flows, to develop and implement technological solutions that result improved transfer student outcomes and provide savings for students.
WICHE is increasing understanding around the use of holds that restrict registration or official transcripts as a means to get college student action or payment, and providing tools to undertake change.
Together With Veterans (TWV) is a community-based suicide prevention program for rural Veterans. TWV involves partnering with rural Veterans and their communities to implement community-based suicide prevention.
Every Learner Everywhere is a network of partner organizations with expertise in evaluating, implementing, scaling, and measuring the efficacy of education technologies, curriculum and course design strategies, teaching practices, and support services that personalize instruction for students in blended and online learning environments.
With a three-year grant from Lumina Foundation, WICHE collaborated with two-year and four-year institutions designated as Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions by the U.S. Department of Education. The initiative
cultivated a network of institutions serving large numbers of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students to define common goals, metrics, and strategies to improve the retention, graduation, and credential attainment of Native students.
WICHE partnered with several organizations from 2018-20 to conduct a broad landscape analysis and original research related to the recognition of prior learning. Prior learning assessment (PLA) and credit for prior learning (CPL) are terms for the various methods that colleges, universities, and other education or training providers use to evaluate learning that has occurred outside of the traditional academic environment.