WICHE Publications By Subject

2012


  • This report covers Fall 2011 enrollments for WUE, WRGP and PSEP and details the funds that flow between students’ home states and enrolling institutions in the Professional Student Exchange Program that receive them.

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  • The question of whether undocumented students have a right to broad access to higher education is a debate that cuts across party lines and political ideologies, sometimes in unpredictable, rhetorically charged ways. “Undocumented Students in the West,” a new Policy Insights brief from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, examines changing student demographics in the states and how the undocumented population may impact higher education in the years to come. In addition to detailing the characteristics of the undocumented population, the brief provides an overview of the state policy landscape surrounding the issue, including a summary of legislation affecting undocumented students in Western states. The brief further outlines some of the possible implications of either extending or restricting higher education benefits to undocumented students.

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  • Western Undergraduate Exchange Enrollment Report Fall 2011 cover

    Headcount of students sent and received through WICHE's Western Undergraduate Exchange with summaries by state, institution, and program. In 2010-11, WUE helped some 29,000 students and their families save $223.8 million dollars in tuition by paying 150% of resident tuition, instead of the full nonresident rate at 145 participating WUE institutions

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2011


  • The brief discusses promising new ideas and methods that states in WICHE's College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) Network are employing to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enroll and succeed in postsecondary education. The brief focuses on how Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming are utilizing partnerships with other entities, FAFSA completion programs, peer mentoring, and need-based financial aid in implementing their federally-funded CACG programs. 

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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. Beginning with the 2010-11 and continuing this year, this report presents published tuition and fees amounts as averages both unweighted and weighted by full-time equivalent enrollments. Unlike unweighted averages, which treat each institution equally no matter how big or small it is, enrollment-weighted averages provide a truer estimate of the published price a typical student faces based on enrollment patterns. Appendix E provides more information regarding enrollment weighting. In addition to the full report, all tuition and fee data tables are available to download in Excel format below.

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  • October 31 - November 1, 2011
    Laie, Hawaii
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  • In the face of dwindling state support to adequately fund higher education, we know we still need to produce more postsecondary graduates; and because we need to reach deeper into the low-income and minority communities to do so, controlling costs and keeping tuition affordable is critical. Along with challenging economic circumstances (and in some cases because of them), four issues have come to the forefront in the West, in addition to the key issue of productivity: performance funding; governance changes; accountability; and innovation. It is clear that the demands on our higher education systems and our institutions will continue to grow and that state funding levels will not keep pace. Let's hope the last year, challenging though it was for many states, yields more such innovations in the future.

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  • Ensuring that all students – including those we have not served well traditionally – learn what they need to know so that they can be successful members of their communities is a major priority for WICHE and its units: Policy Analysis and Research, Programs and Services, Mental Health Program, WCET, and the Technology and Innovation initiative. In fiscal 2012 we’ll strive to assist the West’s institutions to find ways to help students not only to graduate but also to hit their marks when it comes to learning. Our work will focus on five areas: finance, access and success, workforce and society, technology and innovation, and accountability.

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    The Common Core State Standards are an unprecedented movement toward common academic standards in K-12 education. They create important challenges and implications for higher education.

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  • May 16-17, 2011
    San Francisco, California

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    This compilation lists all of the agencies and regulations for each state relative to their approval process for out-of-state distance ed programs. The Department of Ed. has enacted legislation that schools must be in compliance by July 1. The need for approval is determined by the laws and regulations of each state, which vary significantly across the country. To assist institutions in finding and complying with these regulations, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, Southern Regional Education Board, American Distance Education Consortium, and the University of Wyoming formed a partnership. The addendum on the final page includes revisions from: Michigan,  New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Future revisions will be published by NCHEMS, with surveys of all state regulators and additional questions that were not included in the several surveys that have been sent out previously.

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    Published by the Association of Governing Boards in Trusteeship Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011, this article highlights new data from the fall 2010 Managing Online Education Survey, sponsored by The Campus Computing Project and the WICHE Consortium for Educational Technology (WCET).

    Kenneth C. Green is founding director of the Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in American higher education. Ellen Wagner is executive director of the WICHE Consortium for Educational Technology, a collaborative membership organization that works to advance excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education.

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    This policy brief describes promising practices and lessons learned in Alaska, Nevada, North Dakota, and Washington during the second year of the federal College Access Challenge Grant program.

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  • Western Undergraduate Exchange Enrollment Report Fall 2010 cover

    Headcount of students sent and received through WICHE's Western Undergraduate Exchange with summaries by state, institution, and program. In 2010-11, WUE helped some 26,700 students and their families save $210.8 million dollars in tuition by paying 150% of resident tuition, instead of the full nonresident rate at 145 participating WUE institutions.

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  • This report covers Fall 2010 enrollments for WUE, WRGP and PSEP and details the funds that flow between students’ home states and enrolling institutions in the Professional Student Exchange Program that receive them.

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