NANSLO’s Balbon Receives Reimagine Education Award
– Albert Balbon, chief architect for the North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO), was honored with second place in the Discipline Award in Life Sciences and Medicine category on December 9th in Philadelphia at the Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014: Reimagine Education.
SHEPD Blog: CALIFORNIA'S COMMITMENT TO STUDENT SAFETY AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION
Das Williams, Assemblymember, California District 37, Nov 25, 2014
Sexual assault is a major problem across the country. Seventy-one institutions of higher education are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, for possible violations of federal law over the mishandling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. Read more on the State Higher Education Policy Database Blog
WICHE’s annual report for FY 2014 now available
A report available at http://www.wiche.edu/pub/westerninterstate-commission-higher-education-2014-annual-report recaps WICHE’s work during fiscal year 2014 to expand access to higher education, foster student success, create and sustain institutional and state collaborations and innovations, and promote sound public policy.
New WICHE Reports Show Promise of Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange to Capture Education and Workforce Outcomes
Boulder, CO — The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has released two reports about a pilot project that shared data between four states to provide a clearer picture about education and employment outcomes as individuals move between states for schooling and work. The project, known as the Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange (MLDE), involved Hawai‘i, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Read More
Vendor Contracts Updated
Updated computer hardware and software contracts available to institutions and organizations in the WICHE region: "Cost-Saving Purchasing Options / MHECtech".
WICHE Workplan 2015
WICHE and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for their citizens. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to our social, economic, and civic life. Download WICHE Workplan 2015
Five WICHE states join SARA
Boulder, Colorado – Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Washington have been approved by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) as the first states in the compact’s region to become members of the WICHE State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (W-SARA). Combined, these states have 258 accredited higher education institutions. These states join Indiana and North Dakota, which were approved by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) in February and April, respectively. SARA is a nationwide initiative of states that will 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. The effort is funded by a $2.3 million grant from Lumina Foundation. Read the Media Release
WICHE Projects High School Grads by Sex and Metro Area
Boulder, Colorado — The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has released a supplement to the Knocking at the College Door series of projections of high school graduates, focusing on public graduates through 2027-28 by sex and metropolitan area. Supplements to Knocking at the College Door, 8th Edition | Read the Media Release
WCET's State Authorization Survey Results Colleges are either moving slowly toward compliance or opting out of serving students in some states
WICHE Releases New HS Graduates Projections Download data and view state projections
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