WICHE Publications

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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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    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.

    Pages: 6 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 251 KB
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    WICHE partners with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) to be the premier property insurance program for MHEC and WICHE institutions and to maintain a leadership position in underwriting, loss control, coverage, and costs.

    Pages: 10 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 402 KB


  • A set of recommendations from WICHE to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) advocating for broadband for education.

    Pages: 3 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 44 KB
  • Colorado Population in Need 2009 cover

    The Colorado Population in Need (COPIN) 2009 generated indicators of unmet need and penetration rates for behavioral health services for low income Coloradans with serious behavioral health disorders (SBHD). SBHD includes children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorders (SUD), and co-occurring disorders (SUD and SMI). Children and adolescents with co-occurring disorders are included with  SED. “Unmet need” is defined as the estimated number of individuals who have a SBHD minus the number of individuals who have accessed services. The difference represents those who “need” but have not accessed any type of behavioral health service.

    Pages: 72 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 1,357 KB
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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.

    Pages: 71 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 1.93

  • November 2-3, 2009
    Boulder, Colorado
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  • This paper presents a framework for how a multi-sector, multi-state data resource might be designed and governed. It is based on discussions and ongoing initiatives across several WICHE states, especially an effort involving the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Hawaii, to develop a prototype multi-state data exchange. Brian Prescott and Peter Ewell wrote A Framework for a Multi-State Human Capital Development Data System describing the results of WICHE and its partners’ work on this topic.

    Pages: 18 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 311 KB

  • 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. Figures 1-15 available in Excel file format, below.

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