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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

WICHE is closely monitoring the outbreak of “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes, which has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). To inform and facilitate your response to a rapidly changing situation, WICHE has compiled the following set of resources, which will be updated as new information becomes available.

Accessible versions of legacy WICHE publications are available upon request. Please submit your request through the WICHE Accessibility Request Form.

WICHE PUBLICATIONS ARCHIVE 2014 and older—WICHE online publications posted prior to 2015; the publication list is top-down, sorted by year, with the most recent at the top.


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    A ready adult (or reentry) concierge is a single-point of contact at a college or university who helps returning adult students navigate the application, enrollment, and registration processes and overcome barriers to college success. To better understand the barriers faced by students in the reenrollment process and how the Concierge Model can help potential students reengage and earn a degree, WICHE recently collaborated with the Nevada System of Higher Education to convene a meeting of staff from each of the seven public institutions who serve as the campus concierge. This brief highlights effective strategies of ready adult concierges and provides a framework for those interested in implementing this model.

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    The Colorado Health Foundation and the WICHE Mental Health Program joined forces to produce The Behavioral Healthcare Workforce In Colorado: A Status Report 2010. The report details current behavioral healthcare workforce issues in Colorado and discusses how to capitalize on the existing energy and expertise in the state to develop a more coordinated and focused effort to enhance Colorado’s behavioral healthcare workforce

    Pages: 67 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 2.94 MB

  • This report presents information on the West’s progress in improving access to, success in, and financing of higher education. The information is updated annually to monitor change over time and encourage its use as a current tool for informed discussion in policy and education communities, focusing demographics related to Access, Success, and Finance in the West. State-by-state data for Figures 1-15 are available in Excel file format below.

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    The "Managing Online Education" survey obtains data on the instructional, operational, and technology infrastructure of online programs in higher education. This is the Executive Summary from the 2010 survey. The Campus Computing Project and WCET joined together to develop and conduct the first survey in 2009.

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  • This report is the latest update of WICHE's annual report on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in WICHE's 15-state region, including an institution-by-institution historical review of tuition changes from year to year, as well as those from one, five, and ten years ago. In response to feedback from WICHE constituents, this year’s edition incorporates three significant changes: 1) the addition of enrollment-weighted tuition and fee averages by state; 2) the ability to download all data tables in excel format, most notably the tables that show each institutions’ tuition and fees charges; and 3) a reduction in the total number of data tables to eliminate redundancy and streamline the report. Appendix E provides more information regarding enrollment weighting.

    Pages: 64 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 4.75 MB

  • November 8-9, 2010
    Boulder, Colorado

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    Students need access to web-based resources where they can easily learn about the transfer options available to them—so they can save time and money as they strive to meet their educational goals. This study, conducted by WCET, is one component of the “Best Practices in Statewide Articulation and Transfer Systems” project, funded by Lumina Foundation for Education, and conducted by Hezel Associates and WICHE. This brief will help inform a companion project on college access portals being conducted by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and also funded by Lumina Foundation for Education.

    Pages: 12 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 588 KB
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    What does “protecting our priorities” mean in an era when economic realities require that our institutions of higher education trim their budgets while also providing critical education and training to more and more students – those “human resources” whose skills will be the key to any economic turnaround? This is a question WICHE addresses every day. For over 50 years, WICHE has helped states deal with scarcity ... At the core of all our efforts are three elements: efficiency, effectiveness, and innovation. The 2010 annual report details the ways WICHE has worked to protect our higher education priorities in the last fiscal year.

    Pages: 19 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 279 KB
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    A joint publication by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and Hezel Associates, Promising Practices in Statewide Articulation and Transfer Systems highlights state efforts in statewide articulation and transfer. The publication offers promising practices and policy recommendations, which are the result of a research study that includes a literature review, scan of publicly available information, surveys, and interviews with key higher education officials.

    Pages: 56 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 670 KB

  • Even while funding to our colleges and universities has declined, a college degree has retained its value. As a nation, and as individuals, we can’t afford to be poorly educated today. As President Obama said in his state of the union address, “In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education.” The opportunity, then, for the West is one that generations of Americans are familiar with: to do more with less. Dealing with scarcity – whether of institutions or programs or dollars – has been at the heart of WICHE’s mission since the beginning.

    Pages: 20 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 563 KB

  • May 17-18, 2010
    Portland, Oregon

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    Working Paper
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    The Comparison Tool is an aid for reviewing curricula or other competency sets to determine the extent to which they cover the Alaskan Core Competencies for Direct Care Workers in Health & Human Services. Based on the comparisons, those curricula or competencies can then be updated to incorporate the core competencies.

    Pages: 8 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 175 KB
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    This publication is designed to guide skill development with direct care workers, who are at times referred to as direct support workers, direct support professionals, paraprofessionals, or technicians. The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, in collaboration with the University of Alaska and the State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, sponsored the project, which was designed and staffed by the WICHE Mental Health Program and the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce.

    Pages: 32 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 360 KB

  • An annual accounting of enrollment in and financing of WICHE’s student exchanges at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels for academic year 2009-2010.

    Pages: 24 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 1.52 MB
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange Enrollment Report Fall 2009 Cover

    Headcount of students sent and received through WICHE's Western Undergraduate Exchange with summaries by state, institution, and program. In 2009-10, WUE helped some 24,500 students and their families save $173.4 million dollars in tuition by paying 150% of resident tuition, instead of the full nonresident rate at 145 participating WUE institutions.

    Pages: 155 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 858 KB
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    WCET’s bimonthly newsletter, formerly titled "Frontiers," was distributed electronically to members only, with articles from WCET’s executive director, updates on WCET initiatives, and news from members.

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    The program is particularly relevant to risk managers as well as staff representing facilities, campus security, and environmental health and safety. Sessions will focus on a range of risk management, facilities, and emergency management issues.

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