North Dakota State Sen. Ray Holmberg, chair of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), convened the interstate agency’s semi-annual meeting on May 20-21 at Bismarck State College. One of four regional higher education compacts in the U.S., the WICHE membership includes 15 states and the U.S. Pacific Territories and freely associated states, with a mission focused on expanding educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West.
BOULDER, COLO.—The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) today appointed Russ Poulin vice president of technology-enhanced education for WICHE and executive director of WCET (the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies), WICHE President Demarée Michelau announced at the agency’s biannual commission meeting in Bismarck, N.D.
BOULDER—Seven new commissioners were recently appointed to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), a federal interstate compact of 16 Western state and territorial members that work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West.
BOULDER—A faculty-productivity reporting tool developed at the University of Idaho was honored by the Western Academic Leadership Forum (the Forum) Thursday at the group’s annual meeting in Boulder, Colo.
Salt Lake City—An innovative first-term advising program at Williston State College in North Dakota was honored by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance) at its annual meeting last Thursday in Salt Lake City.
People learn, both within and beyond the college classroom. The concept of “recognition of learning” refers to the role higher education institutions can play in recognizing the learning that occurs outside of a campus classroom. Practices can range from portfolio assessment and credit by examination for knowledge gained from education and training providers such as the military or employers—in ways that count towards a degree or other credential.