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Aims to unite organizations and agencies working to increase college completion by adults with prior college credits but no degree in a collaborative learning network
Provides analyses of mental health workforce supply and preparedness, with a special focus on rural issues and cultural competence in the workforce.
Reports on the West’s progress in improving access to, success in, and financing of higher education.
Seeks to develop a deeper understanding of how states coordinate their articulation and transfer programs for students who move from two- to four-year institutions.
Aims to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
Gathers and disseminates press articles about advances in e-learning.
Provides independent reviews and side-by-side comparisons of educational software to assist decision making in the e-learning community.
Coordinates a pilot data exchange incorporating longitudinal information captured by the K-12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce sectors in four states.
Helps legislators and policymakers better understand the complex and difficult-to-balance mix of higher education appropriations, tuition, and financial aid.
Develops tools on web accessibility for institutions to use during the continuous improvement process for reaffirmation by the regional accrediting agencies.
Provides projections of high school graduates, including data on enrollments and graduates by state and for major racial/ethnic groups covering the period from 2009-10 TO 2027-28.
Works to strengthen state policymaking in higher education in the West by engaging state legislators who are appointed by the WICHE Commission in the discussion of higher education issues and by seeking their input on strategies for interstate collaboration.
Focuses on the effectiveness of alternative modes of education, serving as a companion to Thomas L. Russell's book The No Significant Difference Phenomenon.
Aims to help selected states increase the number of “ready adults” (those who’ve accumulated a significant number of college credits but remain just shy of completing their degree) who return to college and finish their postsecondary education.
Compiles a list of policy publications for Western decision makers, including studies, reports, surveys and briefs published by research and public policy organizations.
Presents regional and state-by-state data related to demographic, access and affordability, economic, finance, and workforce conditions important to policymakers, educators, and researchers in the West.
Safeguards distance-learning students and provides them with greater access to online courses, and protects state and institutional interests
Offers an inventory of state-level policies and resources in key policy domains related to student achievement, access, and success in higher education.
Supplies a set of resources to determine the costs of offering a course through different delivery methods.
Provides adult learners with information to become educated consumers of online higher education.
Reports on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in WICHE's 15-state region, providing an institution-by-institution review of tuition changes for the current academic year, as well as those from one, five, and 10 years ago.
Helps undergraduate students to study out of state in the West for less (150 percent of resident tuition) at some 145 institutions in 15 WICHE states.
A meeting of postsecondary leaders to discuss the implications of the Common Core State Standards for higher education in the Western region.