WICHE Publications 2017 - 2015

This page lists online WICHE publications (PDFs) by publication date and title. The publications are listed top-down, with the most recent at the top. You can sort by both Publication Type (NewsCap, Annual Report, Workplan etc.) or Title, (complete or partial.) Please do not use both Publication Type and Title in the same sort. Note that there are also several 'subject' areas included in the Publication Title drop down. Use these if you are uncertain of the Publication Type.

For publications posted prior to 2015 please go to the WICHE Publication Archive.

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



  • 2015 Legislative Insights Cover Graphic

    Targeted Recovery: Recapping 2015 Higher Education Legislative Activity in the West summarizes key policy themes over the past year and highlights emerging issues to watch in future legislative sessions. Affordability was the dominant theme of the 2015 sessions; in an attempt to address affordability, legislators in the WICHE region passed bills freezing or limiting tuition increases and increased need-based aid and even offered low-cost degrees in an effort to improve financial assistance opportunities for students.

    Pages: 8 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 179 KB
  • 2015-16 Tuition & Fees in the West cover graphic

    This report is the latest update of WICHE's annual report on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in the West, including a state-by-state and institution-by-institution historical review of tuition changes from year to year, as well as those from one, five, and ten years ago. This report presents published tuition and fees amounts as averages both unweighted and weighted by full-time equivalent enrollments.

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    A Message from WICHE Chair Michael Rush

    The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) was developed out of a time-tested practice in the West – neighbors helping neighbors to deal with the harsh realities of living and thriving in a vast frontier. The need for collaboration has not lessened in today’s world.

    Pages: 17 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 1,669 KB
  • November 2015 NewsCap Cover Graphic
    • Joseph Garcia selected to succeed David Longanecker as WICHE president
    • WICHE Commission elects 2016 officers
    • WICHE awarded $2.99 million federal grant to expand Interstate Passport
    • Policy Insight: Forging stronger links between the public workforce system and postsecondary education
    • New cost-saving options for purchasing hardware products and services
    Pages: 3 ~ Media Type: ~ File Size: 1.08 MB
  • Policy Insights, Coordinating Postsecondary Education and the Public Workforce System in Workforce Planning, Cover Graphic

    This brief provides an overview of key components of the public workforce system that are most relevant for state postsecondary education planners and leaders as they address issues of educational attainment and workforce skill needs, particularly among lower-income or less-skilled segments of their state.

    Pages: 10 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 270 KB
  • WICHE Commissioners Nov 15 Meeting Agenda Book

    Plenary Sessions (Presentations)

    Pages: 95 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 1.18 MB
  • WICHE September 2015 Newsletter, the 'WICHE NewsCap'

    WICHE NewsCap

    • WICHE wins grant for work focused on diversifying the biomedical sciences workforce
    • NANSLO: “A game changer for online science education”
    • New cost-saving options for purchasing hardware, software, and property insurance
    • Nine WICHE commissioners embark on new terms
    • Upcoming WCET webcasts on accessibility issues
    Pages: 3 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 1,282 KB
  • Cover graphic for the WICHE Publication, Six Decades of Collaboration in the West

    The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and its 16 members work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy among its members and their institutions, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region’s social, economic, and civic life. Our programs – Student Exchange, Policy Analysis and Research, WCET, and Mental Health – are working to find answers to some of the most critical questions facing higher education today.

    Pages: 2 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 509 KB

    • WICHE releases its latest annual survey of tuition and fees in Western states
    • WICHE Chairman Mike Rush chosen to lead South Dakota University System
    • W-SARA participation grows to 11 states and 102 institutions
    • New report focuses on adult degree-completion efforts
    Pages: 3 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 2,050 KB
  • Colloaboration and Coordination to Improve Adult College Completion Efforts Cover

    This brief explores research on the common characteristics of effective multi-stakeholder collaborations, with a particular focus on initiatives working to tackle complex social challenges. The brief includes examples of collaborative efforts that are uniting diverse stakeholders to support adult degree completion at the state and local level.

    Pages: 8 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 373 KB
  • 2014-15TFinsights FINAL cover

    WICHE's Policy Analysis and Research unit has released a new Policy Insights covering our most recent survey of published tuition and fees prices in all public institutions in the West in 2014-15. The report summarizes those findings and discusses state budget levels, higher education appropriations, state financial aid programs and related state finance policy innovations.

    Pages: 8 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size:
  • WICHE Commission Meeting Agenda Book Cover

    Plenary Sessions (Presentations)

    Pages: 169 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 2,337 KB
  • 2015 March Report to the Hawai'i Board of Regents Publication Cover

    In January 2015, the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents sought to explore and analyze the current structure of the University of Hawai‘i system. Specifically, they wanted to address whether the Board of Regents should reconsider the 2001 separation of roles of the president of the University of Hawai‘i system and the chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa or seek other changes in the management and leadership structure of the system in order to better serve the state and its citizens. To accomplish this, the Board of Regents engaged the services of Dr.

    Pages: 14 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size:
  • April 2015 WICHE NewsCap
    • Update on Phase II of Interstate Passport Initiative
    • Montana’s Pat Williams, New Mexico’s Barbara Damron appointed to WICHE Commission
    • New data on distance education enrollment patterns
    • Growing number of states, institutions participating in W-SARA
    • Focus of WCET Leadership Summit in June in Santa Fe: adaptive learning
    Pages: 4 ~ Media Type: ~ File Size: 886 KB