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  • STUDENT TRANSFERS AMONG WICHE STATES

  • * Yes -- Increasing
    * Yes -- Decreasing
    * No -- No change
    * Don't Know

  • Presentations and Handouts 

    Pre-Meeting: The Affordable Care Act: Issues and Answers for Higher Education

  • MESSAGE FROM THE CO-CHAIRS

  • Schedule at a Glance

    Final Program Print Version

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

  • SPEAKERS

  • Registration Information

  • Conference Hotel and Travel

    The Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
    200 South Pattee
    Missoula, MT 59802
    Phone: (406) 721-8550

  • Contact Us

    For hotel and registration questions, please contact:

    Kim Nawrocki
    303-541-0270
    knawrocki@wiche.edu

    For speaker or sponsor needs, please contact:

  • RECOMMENDED READING IN ADVANCE

     

  • AASCU/WICHE Webinar—Improving Student Success at Public Colleges and Universities amid Population Growth and Increased Diversity Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

  • The market for traditional-age students is a zero-sum game (enrollment is likely to go down, especially in the Midwest). To maintain and increase revenue, institutions of higher education must strengthen their focus on recruiting and supporting the adult student market.

  • Annual Meeting, September 19-20, 2017

    Park City Marriott

    Demographic Change in the West: Choices, Challenges & Opportunities

  • Annual Meeting, September 25-26, 2018

    The Grove Hotel | Boise, Idaho

    Serving Students & State Goals: The Shared Mission of State Legislatures & Higher Education 

  • AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS [AGENDA]

    Monday, September 28

    12.00 – 1.00 pm

    Networking Lunch

    1.00 – 1.15 pm

  • 2010 Annual Meeting Agenda and Presentations

    Tuesday, October 5

  • 2011 Annual Meeting: Agenda and Presentations

    New Directions in Higher Education: Where Do We Go From Here

     

    Tuesday, September 13

  • Annual Meeting, September 11-12, 2012

    Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade, Sacramento, CA

    A New Day in Higher Education: Access, Alignment, and Achievement

  • Annual Meeting, September 9-10, 2014

    Sheraton Phoenix

    Striking the Balance:
    College Affordability, Cost, and Quality

  • Annual Meeting, September 4-5, 2013

    Embassy Suites Las Vegas

    Navigating the Rapidly Changing
    World of Higher Education

  • Meetings and Presentations


    2018 ANNUAL MEETING
    September 25-26, 2018

    Serving Students & State Goals: The Shared Mission of State Legislatures and Higher Education

  • The WICHE Commissioners created the Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) in 1995 to inform the Commission and staff about significant legislative issues related to higher education; provide input on WICHE initiatives; and advise staff on program considerations related to WICHE's policy workshops.

  • Members of WICHE's CACG Network gathered in Boulder, Colorado, on June 18-19 to discuss promising strategies for increasing access and success for low-income students; technological innovations to provide student support; city-focused access strategies; and other topics important to projects acro

  • WICHE will be implementing email-subscription preferences in the coming months; at this time, as a WICHE program contact, you are opted-in by default. If your message is related to Student Access Programs, contact knawrocki@wiche.edu.

  • There's no upswing likely for several years in the annual output of high school graduates, according to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

  • Loss Control Workshop

    14th Annual All Insured Members Meeting & Loss Control Workshop

  • Participating institutions

     

  • WHAT DO MHFA PARTICIPANTS LEARN?

  • For many non-farm people, life on the farm may appear as an oasis apart from the stress of living and working in urban and suburban areas.

  • Russell Poulin, director of policy and analysis at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, said traditional higher education should not ignore the latest move by the federal government to back unaccredited providers.

  • Lt. Colonel Anthony Mohatt will discuss the challenges faced by National Guardsmen and their families as they meet their obligations during this time of war. Lt.

  • Our military has been called to serve in harm’s way extensively since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This call has included record numbers of personnel from our nation’s reserve component, as well as the active duty forces serving multiple tours in highly stressful combat operations. The goal of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education is to ensure the success of these individuals as they return home to the WICHE West.

  • In terms of its number of high school graduates, says WICHE President Joe Garcia, Missouri is in the middle of a dip that will last at least a few more years.

  • With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has embarked on a project entitled Facilitating Development of a Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange. Its principal objective is to pilot a data exchange among several states – initially four Western states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Hawaii) have been invited to participate.

  • Thank you to the Argus Leader for focusing attention on the need for higher education in South Dakota. This is a vital policy discussion for our state. The Board of Regents jump started that dialogue by setting a goal that 65 percent of young South Dakotans have a post-secondary credential by the year 2025. This goal was subsequently adopted by the state’s Workforce Development Council and supported by the S.D. Department of Education. It is important to note that the credentials included in this 65 percent goal represent the full range of post-secondary options: traditional four-year college degrees as well as two-year associate degrees, certificates and apprenticeships.

  • The North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO) is an international consortium enabling access to high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware, integrating immersive web-based labs with software, video and robotics for the study of science courses.

    NANSLO has three labs:

    • NANSLO British Columbia Lab - Located at North Island College, Comox Valley campus, Courtenay, BC.
    • NANSLO Colorado Lab - Located at Red Rocks Community College, Arvada, CO.
    • NANSLO Montana Lab - Located at Great Falls College Montana State University, Great Falls, MT.

    Each NANSLO lab has its own unique configuration of equipment although typical scientific equipment, such as high-powered microscopes, are available at each lab. 

  • To accomplish NANSLO’s vision of creating a network of remote web-based laboratories located at institutions across North America with each location, or node on the network, having one or more laboratories with a wide selection of equipment, supporting multiple science fields, serving its own stu

  • History

  • The first NANSLO Advisory Board was formed as part of the NGLC Initiative.  See NGLC Overview for more information.  This Board was composed of the members shown below. See Advisory Board to view the current members.

     

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  • NGLC Discipline Panels

  • Next Generation Learning Challenges

  • Goals

  • There were eight primary partners in the NGLC project. Two partners, CCCS and BCcampus, brought consortium members to the project.
     

  • How do students use RWSL exercises?

  • Remote Labs Around the World

  • What is RWSL?

  • Articles and Publications

  • NANSLO Lab Manuals for Survey Courses

  • Links to View NANSLO remote web-based science (RWSL) Video Tutorials
  • Capabilities of NANSLO nodes

  • NANSLO offers first semester open core courses and laboratory experiments for Biology,

  • 2015 PRESENTATIONS

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  • Rhonda Epper

  • Images of the Remote web-based science laboratory (RWSL)

  • Next Generation Learning Challenges

  • Press Releases and News

    This page links to press releases and resources where readers can learn more about the project and its associated partners.

  • Research on the Field

  • NANSLO’s Great Falls College Montana STATE UNIVERSITY Node Located in Great Falls, MT

  • The North Dakota University System recently participated in a pilot tabletop exercise with the department of Homeland Security and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

  • The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and WICHE MHP provide support and funding for the ongoing development and operations of the Nevada Psychology Internship Consortium, which aims to establish a pipeline to build Nevada’s behavioral health workforce.

  • Thirty-five organizations, from ACT to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, have banded together to promote the idea of bringing college into high school.

  • (Reposted, original publication date: January 9, 2014)

    The Interstate Passport Initiative, which the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) unveiled this week, is a set of mutually agreed-upon learning outcomes for lower division courses in the general education core.

  • “Institutions in places like Massachusetts and New York and Illinois are going to be really challenged to maintain enrollments,” said Joseph Garcia, president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, whose research on this topic is the industry gold standard.

  • The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, or WICHE, has launched a new collaboration of Native-Serving Institutions that is hoped to benefit more than five million people in the country who identify as Native American.

    Funded by the Lumina Foundation, an Indiana higher education nonprofit, the initiative was officially launched in December. It is part of a three-year, $990,000 grant that will help cultivate a network within the 26 colleges and universities that have at least 10 percent Native students in their student populations.

  • New Mexico State University College of Engineering Associate Dean for Outreach Patricia A. Sullivan was elected chair of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education during the commission’s semi-annual meeting held in Westminster, Colorado, in the fall.

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    State Leader Meeting, October 16-17, 2008
    Denver, Colorado

  •  NTNM projects in the news

  • A project of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), with funding from Lumina Foundation for Education, Non-traditional No More is working with five states – Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Dakota – to identify their “ready adult” population – those adults who are close to having enough credits to obtain a degree but have not yet returned to college.

  • Meetings and Presentations

     

    State Leader Meeting, September 16-17, 2009
    Denver, Colorado

  • NANSLO is an international consortium enabling access to high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware, integrating immersive web-based labs with software, video and robotics for the study of science courses.

  • NANSLO provides a consortium approach to the development and deployment of high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware integrating learner-centered and immersive web-based labs using software, video and robotics for the study of science courses.

  • The Novell/MHEC Higher Education Collaborative

  • Meetings and Presentations

     

    State Leader Meeting, September 15-16, 2010
    Denver, Colorado

  • NEW JERSEY — JUNE 25, 2009

    AGENDA »»

    PRESENTATIONS

  • Meetings and Presentations

    ARKANSAS — June 25, 2008

    AGENDA »»

    GENERAL PRESENTATION »»

  • MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

    ARKANSAS — April 27, 2009

    AGENDA »»

  • Meetings and Presentations

    WICHE-FACILITATED MEETINGS 2008

     

  • Meetings and Presentations

    COLORADO — May 4, 2009

    AGENDA »»

    PRESENTATIONS

    SESSION: Project Update

  • < Project Resources
     

    Marketing resources

  • Meetings and Presentations

     

    STATE LEADER MEETINGS

    • September 15-16, 2010, Denver
  • Meetings and Presentations

    NEVADA — June 4, 2008

    AGENDA »»

    GENERAL PRESENTATION »»

  • MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

    NEVADA — June 2, 2009

    AGENDA »»

    PRESENTATIONS

    SESSION: Project Update

  • The Non-traditional No More project evaluators are working with WICHE to improve the outcomes of the work targeted at ready adults. Please feel free to contact them with any feedback related to the project.

  • Project Resources

     

  • Resources for serving veterans and active duty military

  • Meetings and Presentations

    SOUTH DAKOTA — May 14, 2009

    AGENDA »»

  • Staff and Consultants

    Below are the WICHE staff and consultants who are available to you as resources in the project’s specific areas – academic affairs, communications, data, financing/financial aid, and student services.

     

  • Location and contact info

    WICHE General Information: 303.541.0200
    Network Fax: 303.541.0291
    Address  3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80301-2204

  • The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found.

  • WICHE MHP continues to assist the Oregon State Hospital Psychology Internship Training Program by providing support for the internship website.

  • Welcome to the
    passport orientation workshop
    for faculty leaders!

  • 'Passport Orientation Workshop For Faculty Leaders' agenda, March 3-4, 2016
    Thursday, March 3  
  • Workshop Facilitators

  • Passport State Facilitators group photo

  • Pierce College Dean for Business and Social Sciences Sachi Horback, Ph.D was recently honored with the Bernice Joseph Award, a national award given annually by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance).

  • Compiles a list of policy publications for Western decision makers, including studies, reports, surveys and briefs published by research and public policy organizations.

  • WICHE Employment

    WICHE job openings have moved to ADP Workforce Now.

  • With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WICHE hosted an invitation-only meeting titled, “College and Career Readiness, Common Academic Standards, and Assessments: Finding Solutions to Cross-State Challenges.” The meeting took place October 1-2, 2014 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, CO, brought together key higher education and K-12 leaders from the Western region and additional bordering states in order to:

  • WICHE Commission Meeting Presentations

    May 7-8, 2018

    Agenda Book | Meeting Photo Album

    Business Session:

  • Meet WICHE Interim President David A. Longanecker

    Dr. David A. Longanecker interim WICHE president
  • In an effort to give Midwestern colleges and universities and state and local governmental entities more flexibility and choice in selecting the printers that meet their needs, MHEC underwent a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for printers.  Upon completion of the RFP process, MHEC selected Xer

  • A promising practice is a given practice’s potential to become evidence-based. This potential is acknowledged in identifying an “emerging” or “promising” practice. The promising practices of today will, with sound theoretical rationale and thorough science, become the EBPs of tomorrow. For the purposes of this section, a promising practice is a behavioral health intervention that appears to be effective but does not yet have enough evaluation data to consistently demonstrate positive outcomes.

  • WICHE's Professional Student Exchange Program enables students in 10 western states and the CNMI to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition.

  • (The normal maximum for WICHE support in dentistry is four academic years, or three years for accelerated programs.)

    Supporting States:  AK AZ CNMI HI MT NM ND WY

  • Click on each for a list of states that support students in that field and a complete listing of participating professional schools.

    (Years shown in parentheses are the normal maximum for WICHE support.)

     

  • (Maximum for WICHE support in medicine is four academic years.)

    Supporting States:  CNMI MT WY

  • Support limited to final two professional years plus two clinicals.

    Supporting States: AK CNMI HI MT NV* WY

  • (The maximum for WICHE support in optometry is four academic years.)

  • (The normal maximum for WICHE support in osteopathic medicine is four academic years.)

    Supporting States: AZ CNMI MT WY

  • PSEP — PHARMACY

     
  • (The maximum for WICHE support in physical therapy is three academic years.)

    Supporting States: AK CNMI HI NV (contact NV state office for more information) WY

  • (The maximum for WICHE support in physician assistant is two years.)

    Supporting States: AK CNMI NV WY

  • (The normal maximum for WICHE support in podiatry is four academic years.)

    Supporting States: AK AZ MT UT WY 

  • To be considered for support through WICHE’s PSEP, you must apply for certification to your home state office. Check below for the different healthcare fields that your state supports, as well as your state officer’s contact information.

  • The approved support fees shown below are for standard program lengths; adjustments are made for accelerated programs (three year programs in pharmacy and dentistry, for example). The amount listed is paid to every participating program in that field, public or private.

  • (The maximum WICHE support for veterinary medicine is four academic years.)

    Supporting States: AZ CNMI HI MT NV NM ND WY 

  • Jeremy Simon, a spokesman for the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education, which tracks college demographics, could not say how many quads attended the same school each year. Yale had another set in 2010.

  • Policy Indicators for Higher Education — WICHE States

    Regional Factbook for Higher Education in the West

  • WICHE's electronic fact book, Policy Indicators for Higher Education: WICHE States, presents regional as well as state-by-state data with analyses on several fiscal, demographic, economic, and social indicators important to policymakers, educators, and researchers in the West. The indicators are updated periodically as new data become available.

  • Joe Garcia, president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, says the state's overall economy depends on whether it can succeed in improving the number of people with college degrees.

  • Although the Passport State Facilitators were responsible for identifying the Passport’s lower-division general education areas, the faculty is responsible for developing the PLOs, PC and Passport Blocks.

  • David Longanecker, 17 years of service to WICHE

  • Through the engagement of representatives from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, this initiative sought to build a truly regional approach to the goal of expanding diversity in the health professions, thereby also helping to ensure an supply of trained workers in these rapidly growing fields.

  • Satellite dish graphic Archived Grand Rounds Web Cast

     

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  • The WICHE Mental Health Program presented four Webinars discussing today's crucial rural behavioral health issues for families and children.

  • Download NC-SARA & W-SARA Documentation here

  • News

  • SAS

  • What is the NANSLO Network Scheduling System and How Does It Work?

  • Security Event and Information Management (SEIM)
    In 2011 MHEC conducted a Request for Proposals for Security Event and Information Management and awarded several contracts.

  • Cloud Services

  • * Yes, post as is
    * No, not appropriate
    * Yes, if modifications are made per comments

  • Helpful site tools
  • Education institutions can stretch the budget on purchases of popular software packages.

  • Education institutions can stretch the budget on purchases of popular software packages.

  • WICHE MHP continues to conduct fidelity reviews of the evidence-based practice Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) at three community behavioral health clinics in South Dakota. This project is funded by the South Dakota Department of Human Services.

  • Supports consumers' evaluations and assessments of state-level mental health services in South Dakota.

  • The State of South Dakota has undergone inspiring transformational changes as they continue to build a framework for statewide partnership and progress toward an integrated System of Care (SOC) that provides individualized services and supports for children, youth, and families. 

  • A follow up Behavioral Health Environmental Scan conducted by the McDowell Group and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education revealed healthcare coverage was a significant barrier to accessing behavioral healthcare in Mat-Su.

  • Russell Poulin, director of policy and analysis at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, applauded HLC for setting a higher standard for online programs. But he said the push for standardization raises questions about academic freedom.

  • National council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Nominees


  • WICHE was established by Congress as an interstate agency in the early 1950s to help states with public programs in selected healthcare professions share their programs with states that had none.

  • Offers an inventory of state-level policies and resources in key policy domains related to student achievement, access, and success in higher education.

  • State Scholars Initiative – WICHE served as the program administrator of the State Scholars Initiative from October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2009, through a $6.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.

  • Observers of online education believe the piecemeal approach to pricing and value considerations for online programs won't be resilient in the face of increasing competition and stricter pressures. “I feel like there’s this balloon and it’s just stretched.

  • Contains information and tools to implement state of the art suicide prevention practices and overcome the significant hurdles this life-saving work faces in primary care practices

  • cover for Suicide Prevention Toolkit

    WHAT

  • Members of WICHE's College Access Regional (CAR) Network gathered in Salt Lake City on January 29 and 30 to discuss the development of broad-based college access networks, strategies to improve access and success for low-income students, and state plans for sustaining activities currently funded

  • Last Updated: April 2018

    Terms and Conditions of Use

  • NANSLO Lab Activity

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    * No

  • Thank you ....

  • Russell Poulin, director of policy and analysis at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, said that accreditors needed to figure out how to accredit new providers more quickly, without compromising on quality.

  • Alliance 2012 Annual Meeting

    Change by Design @ edu

    April 17-18, 2012 | phoenix, az
    Hosted by: Maricopa community colleges 
  • Alliance 2012 Annual Meeting

    Change by Design @ edu

    April 17-18, 2012 | phoenix, az
    Hosted by: Maricopa community colleges 
  • Alliance 2012 Annual Meeting

    Change by Design @ edu

    April 17-18, 2012 | phoenix, az
    Hosted by: Maricopa community colleges 
  • Alliance 2012 Annual Meeting

    Change by Design @ edu         

    April 17-18, 2012 | phoenix, az
  • FROM THE CHAIR

     

    Dear Colleagues~
     

  • Conference Hotel and travel

    Hilton San Francisco Financial District
    750 Kearny Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Tel: 415 - 433 - 6600

  • Meeting Materials

     

    Presentations

    Fast-Tracking College to a Credential or Career Success

  • PRESENTATIONS and handouts


    Is the Success Agenda Succeeding?

  • program

     

    MONDAY, APRIL 1

    Pre-Meeting Activities

    Location: Hilton San Francisco Financial District

  •  

    Registration Information

    All attendees must register for the meeting, including speakers and each Alliance member’s official representative, for whom the registration fee is waived.

  • Schedule at a Glance        

     

  • SPEAKERS

     
  • Contact Us

    For hotel and registration questions, please contact:

    Kim Nawrocki
    303-541-0270
    knawrocki@wiche.edu

    For speaker needs, please contact:

  • FROM THE CHAIR

    Dear Colleagues~
     

  • Meeting Materials

    Presentations

    WICHE Orientation

  • PRESENTATIONS and handouts


    WICHE Orientation

    •  
  • Registration Information

    All attendees must register for the meeting, including speakers and each Alliance member’s official representative, for whom the registration fee is waived.

  • Speakers

  • FROM THE CHAIR

    Dear Colleagues,

  • Program

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

    Pre-Meeting Activities

    Location: Hotel Alex Johnson

  • Registration Information

    All attendees must register for the meeting, including speakers and each Alliance member’s official representative, for whom the registration fee is waived.

  • SPEAKERS

  • Conference Hotel and Travel

    Hotel Alex Johnson
    523 6th St.
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    Phone: (605) 342-1210
    Fax: (605) 342-9326

  • MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

  • Registration Information

    All attendees must register in advance for the Alliance 2017 Annual Meeting. The registration fee is waived for non member speakers and for each member’s official representative. All others must pay the appropriate fees listed below.

  • Members of WICHE's CACG Network gathered in Austin December 13 and 14. Among other topics, the meeting examined future trends in high school graduation rate and their potential impact on college access and success for low-income populations.

  • (Reposted, original publication date: December 6, 2016 )

    A decade-long stagnation in the number of U.S. high school graduates is setting in, and the number of students receiving diplomas in 2017 is expected to drop significantly.

  • “We as a society have a hard time asking for help, so it’s hard enough to ask for help [without feeling] that everybody’s going to know it,” said Dennis Mohatt, vice president of the behavioral mental health program at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and director of

  • Timeline Excerpt: Developing the Passport PLOs and PC

  • Tracking Student Academic Progress

  • [The Interstate Passport] was mostly pushed by community colleges, said Patricia Shea, who oversees it for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

  • Reports on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in the West, providing a state-by-state and institution-by-institution review of tuition changes for the current academic year, as well as those from one, five, and 10 years ago.

  • I was accepted at Cal Fullerton, so [without WUE] I probably would have gone there because it was close to my house,” says University of New Mexico student George Ayala of Tustin, Calif., “I just loved the Albuquerque vibe and I loved the architecture of the university.

  • A program that offers out-of-state students a break on college tuition brings myriad benefits to Nevada’s higher education system, officials say.

  • Mental illness is a pressing concern on college campuses, said Liza Tupa, a director for WICHE. An estimated 11 percent to 20 percent of students are diagnosed with mental illness, and of those, 64 percent withdraw, she said.

  • The Utah Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, retained WICHE MHP to provide technical assistance to reduce the average length of stay at the Utah State Hospital for forensic patients being restored to competency to stand trial.

  • Alliance 2012 Annual Meeting

    Change by Design @ edu

    April 17-18, 2012 | phoenix, az
    Hosted by: Maricopa community colleges

  • WCET’s annual meeting continues to be one of the top-rated conferences in the country on e-learning in higher education. The conference program broadly captures a host of issues such as innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching, student retention, marketing, alumni relations, and student services.

  • WCET’s awards recognizes outstanding innovation, quality improvement, or achievements in using educational technology tools, techniques, or services by postsecondary institutions and organizations.

  • WCET has five focus areas - emerging technologies, faculty success, managing e-learning, policy and regulations, and student success - which contain resources such as talking points, Q&A, lessons learned, videos, and more.

  • The WCET Leadership Summits are designed to bring together educational leaders and practitioners from forward-thinking institutions and enterprises that are actively pursuing answers to the big questions in higher education.

  • WCET members can take advantage of two email lists – WCETNews and WCETDiscuss.  WCETNews is a moderated list used to distribute WCET's popular Article Digest, job posting from WCET members, announcements and breaking news of general interest to our members. WCETDiscuss is a moderated discussion list where members can get ideas and input on pertinent e-learning topics from peers across the country. 

  • WCET Research aims to shed light on topics that support the operation, instruction and technology implementation of technology-enhanced higher education.

  • Working collaboratively, institutions can navigate the state regulations processes more efficiently than working on their own. The WCET State Authorization Network (SAN)  supports its members through access to experts and networking among others seeking to comply.

  • WCET’s webcasts offer convenience, access to experts around the country, timely information, and practical application of best practices in e-learning.

  • The WCET Z Initiative connects institution-level OER champions, legislators, state systems of higher education, educational technologists, and national OER leaders.

  • WCET is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 WCET Outstanding Work awards— University of Central Florida, Blackboard Inc., Oregon State University, and Healthcare Learning Innovations, a division of American Sentinel University.

  • Forum 2012 Annual Meeting

    Academic Leadership in the West: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Innovation

    April 18-20, 2012 | Phoenix, AZ
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  • FROM THE CHAIR

  • Schedule at a Glance

    Final Program Print Version

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

  • SPEAKERS

  • Registration Information

  • Conference Hotel and travel

    The Grove Hotel
    245 S. Capitol Blvd.
    Boise, ID 83702
    Phone: (208) 333-8000

  • Contact Us

    For hotel and registration questions, please contact:

    Kim Nawrocki
    303-541-0270
    knawrocki@wiche.edu

    For speaker or sponsor needs, please contact:

  • Bylaws

    Bylaws pdf version

    Western Academic Leadership Forum

    BYLAWS

    ARTICLE I

  • Presentations and Handouts

    How Will We Prepare Our Students to Thrive in the 21st Century?

  • RECOMMENDED READING IN ADVANCE

     

  • WALF 2010 Annual Meeting logoWALF 2010 Annual Meeting

  • PRESENTATIONS and handouts

     

    The College Completion Imperative: Higher Education in 2025

  • Western Academic Leadership Academy

  • About the Forum

  • Initiatives

  • Membership in the Forum

  • Forum 2012 Annual Meeting

    Academic Leadership in the West: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Innovation

    April 18-20, 2012 | phoenix, AZ
  • Forum 2012 Annual Meeting

    Academic Leadership in the West: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Innovation

    April 18-20, 2012 | phoenix, az
  • Forum 2012 Annual Meeting

    Academic Leadership in the West: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Innovation

    April 18-20, 2012 | phoenix, AZ
  • Forum 2012 Annual Meeting

    Academic Leadership in the West: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Innovation

    April 18-20, 2012 | Phoenix, az
  • Forum 2012 Annual Meeting

    Academic Leadership in the West: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Innovation

    April 18-20, 2012 | phoenix, AZ
  • Provides the West’s top academic leadership at four-year institutions and related system and state agencies with a forum for sharing information and expertise and collaborating on regional initiatives.

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    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

    Location: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

    1:00-4:30 pm

    Forum Executive Committee Meeting (executive committee members only)

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    Conference Hotel and travel

    Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
    1441 Quivira Road
    San Diego, CA 92109
    Phone: 888-421-1442

  • Contact Us

    For hotel and registration questions, please contact:

    Laura Ewing
    303-541-0270
    lewing@wiche.edu

    For speaker needs, please contact:

    Kay Hulstrom
    303-541-0294

     

  • Meeting Materials

     

    Presentations

  • WALF 2011 Annual Meeting

    The Politics of Student Success: Meeting the Challenges – from Readiness to Completion

  • WALF 2011 Annual Meeting

    the Politics of Student Success: Meeting the Challenges – from Readiness to Completion

  • WALF 2011 Annual Meeting

    The Politics of Student Success: Meeting the Challenges – from Readiness to Completion

  • WALF 2011 Annual Meeting

    the Politics of Student Success: Meeting the Challenges – from Readiness to Completion

  • WALF 2011 Annual Meeting

    the Politics of Student Success: Meeting the Challenges – from Readiness to Completion

  • WALF 2011 Annual Meeting

    the Politics of Student Success: Meeting the Challenges – from Readiness to Completion

  • WALF 2011 Annual Meeting

    the Politics of Student Success: Meeting the Challenges – from Readiness to Completion

  • WALF 2009 Annual Meeting

    Taking Stock: Strategic Leadership in Changing Times

    April 22-24, 2009 | Anchorage, AK |
  • WALF 2009 Annual Meeting

    Taking Stock: Strategic Leadership in Changing Times

  • WALF 2009 Annual Meeting

    Taking Stock: Strategic Leadership in Changing Times

    April 22-24, 2009 | Anchorage, AK |
  • WALF 2009 Annual Meeting

    Taking Stock: Strategic Leadership in Changing Times

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    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

    Location: Hotel Albuquerque

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    Conference Hotel and travel

    Hotel Albuquerque
    800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
    Phone: 505-843-6300

  • Contact Us

    For hotel and registration questions, please contact:

    Kim Nawrocki
    303-541-0270
    knawrocki@wiche.edu

    For speaker needs, please contact:

  • Meeting Materials

     

    Presentations

  • Presentations and Handouts

    Look to Your Left, Look to Your Right: Those Students Will Thrive!

  • Academy Case Study Guidelines

  • recommended reading in advance

     

  • WALF 2011 Annual Meeting

    The Politics of Student Success: Meeting the Challenges – from Readiness to Completion

  • Forum 2012 Annual Meeting

    Academic Leadership in the West: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Innovation

    April 18-20, 2012 | phoenix, AZ
  • Forum 2012 Annual Meeting

    Academic Leadership in the West: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Innovation

    April 18-20, 2012 | phoenix, az
  • Forum 2012 Annual Meeting

    Academic Leadership in the West: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Innovation

    April 18-20, 2012 | phoenix, AZ
  • The Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance) was established in spring 2010 to share resources and expertise as its members address academic issues at two-year institutions of common concern and beyond the scope of a single institution or state.
  • Bylaws pdf version

    Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders

    BYLAWS

  • Alliance 2012 Annual Meeting

    Change by Design @ edu

    April 17-18, 2012 | phoenix, az
    Hosted by: Maricopa community colleges

  • Contact Us

    For hotel and registration questions, please contact:

    Laura Ewing
    303-541-0270
    lewing@wiche.edu

    For speaker needs, please contact:

  • Initiatives

    The North American Network of Science Labs Online


  • Alliance 2012 Annual Meeting

    Change by Design @ edu

    April 17-18, 2012 | phoenix, az
    Hosted by: Maricopa community colleges

  • Contact Us

    For hotel and registration questions, please contact:

    Kim Nawrocki
    303-541-0270
    knawrocki@wiche.edu

    For speaker or sponsor needs, please contact:

  • Meeting Materials

    Presentations

    The Great Unbundling of Higher Education

    Making Sense of the Mind Boggling Credential Explosion​

  • Conference Hotel and Travel

    Westin Long Beach
    ​333 E. Ocean Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Phone: 562-436-3000

  • SPEAKERS

  • Schedule at a Glance

    Preliminary Program Print Version (accessible version available upon request)

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

  • Dear Colleagues:

    It is with great pleasure I offer this greeting on behalf of the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders, an organization that represents and serves academic leadership. The Alliance is an outstanding organization, which facilitates communication and collaboration among academic leaders who daily, face a multitude of opportunities and challenges.

    One of the primary benefits I have received as a member of the Alliance is direct communication with colleagues from more than 16 states who are always willing to respond to a request for information through the list serve.  It is common for to have a member pose a question on the list serve to members of the Alliance, and in minutes, members will respond by offering sound advice from their own experience, citing state or national policies or providing contact the information for a content expert.  These experiences always leave me feeling grateful to be connected to a large network of professionals who really understand the mission and business of community colleges.

    It often feels like the meeting mission of community colleges includes being all things to all people. Finding the balance between meeting the workforce needs of the communities we serve, preparing students for a successful transfer to four-year institutions, and ensuring students have every opportunity possible to be successful in higher education can be daunting work. The Alliance provides a number of resources to support academic leaders in addressing ongoing issues like assessment of student learning outcomes or developing new academic leaders for the future.

    The Alliance website provides links to some of our major initiatives, like the Interstate Passport and he Academic Leaders Toolkit. The website is also linked with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, which provides resources and information on almost all aspects of higher education. If you are reading this greeting, I hope that you are a current member and are making plans now to attend the annual meeting next spring in Seattle. If you are not a member I hope that you consider joining the Alliance, I believe this professional organization will make a difference in your work life, it has made a difference in mine.Provides chief academic leaders of two-year institutions and related system and state agencies with the opportunity to share resources and expertise as they collaboratively address issues of common concern which are beyond the scope of a single institution or state.

  • Alliance 2012 Annual Meeting

    Change by Design @ edu

    April 17-18, 2012 | phoenix, az
    Hosted by: Maricopa community colleges

  • Schedule at a Glance        

    Final Program Print Version

  • Schedule at a Glance        

     

  • Program

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

    Pre-Meeting Activities

    Location: Tempe Mission Palms

    1:00-4:30 pm

    Alliance Executive Committee Meeting (executive committee members only)

  • Meeting Materials

    Presentations

    How a Culture of Inquiry Can Help Your College Move the Needle on Student Success

    Bombs and Breakthroughs Handouts

  • Conference Hotel and travel

    The Tempe Mission Palms Hotel
    60 East Fifth Street
    Tempe, Arizona 85281
    Phone: 480-894-1400
    Fax: 480-968-7677

     

  • Contact Us

    For hotel and registration questions, please contact:

    Kim Nawrocki
    303-541-0270
    knawrocki@wiche.edu

    For speaker and sponsor questions and needs, please contact:

  • Alliance 2012 Annual Meeting

    Change by Design @ edu

    April 17-18, 2012 | phoenix, az
    Hosted by: Maricopa community colleges

  • Presentations and Handouts


    Welcome to South Dakota

  • Initiatives

  • Meetings and Presentations

    Alliance 2014 Annual Meeting

  • Membership in the Alliance

     

  • The Consortium was created in the belief that a regional approach is a way that some Western states can effectively and efficiently participate in advanced placement programs and broaden access for low-income and rural students.

  • Reports on WICHE-sponsored meetings and discussions among the West's key leaders in higher education policy issues.

  • The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of WICHE member states to enroll in 400+ graduate programs at some 60 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

  • Minutes January 23-24, 2003

  • Enables interstate collaboration for improving data infrastructure and performance measurement in public mental health systems.

  • Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

  • Be their HERO! Help your students save an average of $9,000 a year!

  • Land your tuition discount! Important tips for students & parents:

  • The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), in partnership with the American Council on Education (ACE) and the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), hosted the meeting What the Common Core State Standards Mean to Higher Education in the West, on November 9 and November 10, 2010, at the State Higher Education Policy Center in Boulder, Colorado.

  • Higher ed professionals worried their schools were not compliant with regulations, and were anxious about enrollment growth and faculty buy-in to online learning, according to focus groups held by the Online Learning Consortium and the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.

  • Online education enrollment has continued to grow according to the new report, Digital Learning Compass: Digital Education Enrollment Report 2017. The overall enrollment in higher education, however, has fallen in the past three years.

  • ONGOING RESEARCH

  • Web Casts

    Coming Soon!

  • The WICHE research center focuses upon a range of studies to expand the science in the area of behavioral health services and policy.

  • Center Team

    Director
    Dennis Mohatt, M.A.
    Vice-President
    WICHE Mental Health Program
    3035 Center Green Drive

  • agenda book contents

  • Executive Committee

    October 31, 2011

    August 29, 2011

  • WCET is the leading national, member-driven, non –profit organization devoted to advancing excellence in technology-enhanced higher education, working at the intersection of practice, policy and technology.

  • This page lists current newsfeeds that cite WICHE staff, commissioners, programs, research, and collaborations.

    Delicious WICHE Links on Delicious 

     

  • Browse active WICHE Initiatives by Interest Group, Priority Issue, WICHE Department, Alphabetically or by State. The WICHE Project Archive can be found here.

  • Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) Schedule

     

  • WICHE Workplan FY 2017

  • These reports summarize major policy areas with individual state information and alternative approaches to support informed policy discussions.

  • WICHE has helped save CNMI families a total of $475,000, a nearly 700 percent return rate in regards to the CNMI’s WICHE membership share of $72,500.

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  • United States and Territories (regional compact) Legislation Introduced Legislation Passed Application to Regional Compact
  • W-SARA – The WICHE State Authorization Agreement, and those of the other three regional higher education compacts, make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines and make it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education.

  • Platform

    WICHE's Web site runs on a Linux server. It is built using the Drupal content management system, an open source application using PHP code base.

     

  • Article by Margo Colalancia, WICHE Director of Student Exchange Programs

  • Colorado is one of the most educated states in the nation, ranking high in the percentage of adults who attended college and hold bachelor's degrees.

  • Over the 2006-16 decade, total employment is projected to increase by 15.6 million jobs, or 10 percent. The labor force filling these jobs, while becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, is projected to grow more slowly than in the past.

  • Five higher education institutions have received this year's WOW Awards from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET).

  • The number of Ohio high school grads is expected to decline by more than 13,000 by 2032, according to a report released in December by WICHE.  

  • Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds.