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On May 26-27, 1999, WICHE and the Arizona Board of Regents recently hosted a workshop addressing financial aid as part of the Western Policy Exchange project. The WPE Financial Aid Workshop explored state and institutional financial aid issues within the context of access and affordability. Thirty-eight participants from the 15 WICHE states, and Washington, D.C., came together in Phoenix, Arizona to address financial aid concerns.
With a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for the Western Policy Exchange (WPE) project, WICHE coordinated a public policy decision-making process to examine and shape the public interest in higher education. Policy in Transition summarizes some of the major policy issues confronted by higher education, how the Western states have faced these issues, and what strategies they have used to implement change.Pages: 21 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 297 KB
Download: Policy in Transition: Working Toward Systemic Change in Higher Education in the West
The Western Policy Exchange (WPE) project began in 1996, partially funded by a three-year grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, carrying out a coordinated approach of multistate forums in the 15 state WICHE region as well as individual state specific “state roundtables” in a quest to foster partnerships of educators, policymakers, and state decision makers to advance systemic change/reforms in higher education. In an effort to understand the role, dynamics, and perceived consequences of the state roundtable process, WICHE commissioned case studies of Idaho and South Dakota, since they represent some of the comparative differences among the participants.Pages: 29 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 213 KB
Download: State Roundtable Case Studies: Idaho and South Dakota
On December 2-3, 1998, in Portland, Oregon, this Western Policy Exchange workshop drew over 150 policymakers from 21 states and the District of Columbia to discuss the growing cost of using information technology to address access, instructional, and operational needs in the states demands. This summary focuses on the major problems addressed and creative solutions offered during the forum.~ Media Type: Web page ~ File Size:
Download: Policy in Transition: Information Technology's Impact on the Financing of Higher Education
The state roundtable process is aimed at fostering sustained discussion of higher education policy issues within individual states and facilitating the exchange of ideas and practices among states. Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota were selected to participate in the first year of roundtable activities. This issue of EXCHANGES summarizes roundtable meetings held in each state and highlights several themes and future directions.
From May 27-29, 1997 WICHE, with the Education Commission of the States and the State Higher Education Executive Officers, held a western policy forum on the theme, "Fostering Postsecondary Student Success: Transitions, Transfer, and Articulation" in Seattle, Washington. This issue of Western Policy Exchanges highlights part of the dialogue that emerged in the sessions.~ Media Type: Web page ~ File Size:
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WICHE sponsored a regional policy workshop, "Transforming Higher Education: New Structures for Finance, Governance, Delivery, and Productivity" on August 22-24, 1996 in San Diego, California. This Western Policy Exchange report summarizes the workshop's plenary discussions among 260 legislators, legislative aides, governors' aides, college presidents, trustees, faculty leaders, and state higher education executives.~ Media Type: Web page ~ File Size:
Download: Transforming Higher Education: New Structures for Finance, Governance, Delivery, and Productivity