Programs and Services

  • Provides a repository of useful processes and tools to assist academic leaders in their decision making role.

  • Visualizing the Academic Economic Connection: Aligning the Academic Pipeline with State Economic Need
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 12:00 PM, MST

  • Frequently Asked Questions About the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

  • Career coaches from each institution participating in the CHEO grant were invited to attend this workshop. Experts in the career coaching field presented information on using assessments to assist students in making career choices, using social media for communication and networking and creating effective strategic partnerships with workforce and industry. In addition, career coaches learned about the data collection process and the career hub being developed for allied health students. Participants also participated in working group sessions.

  • WICHE coordinated three face-to-face workshops and eight professional development webinars for career coaches the first three years of this U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant.  Topics focused on best practice in providing career coaching services to students and other topics identified by career coaches as important in building their knowledge and skills.

  • Through an agreement between WICHE and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, colleges and universities; K-12 districts and entities; city, county, and state governments, and some non-profit organizations are achieving substantial cost savings by purchasing computers, software, printers , and other products through MHECtech.

  • Faculty and instructional designers from institutions participating in the Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) initiative were invited to attend this workshop. The focus for this final workshop was to provide participants thought-provoking topics that guide them when developing and enhancing their hybrid and online curriculum developed for their allied health courses. 

  • The Internet is a crucial part of higher education today. Students, faculty, and staff must have access to institutional web content for many essential activities such as registering, applying for financial aid completing assignments, employment, testing, and delivering or augmenting courses. However, if websites that provide necessary information are not accessible, those with disabilities may not be able to independently complete their daily tasks or compete with their peers in academia and beyond.

  • WICHE ICE enables students, through their home institutions, to seamlessly access high quality online courses and programs offered by other four-year and two-year ICE member institutions.

  • /files/info/BannerRegistrarResourcesMay2017.pdfThese resources are intended to assist Passport registrars and institutional researchers with implementing the various requirements of the Interstate Passport. General items for all are listed first, then Student Information System (SIS) specific resources.

  • Interstate Passport® – A new program that facilitates block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes and transfer-level proficiency criteria, with the goals of improving graduate rates, shortening time to degree, and saving students money.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE member states to enroll in more than 450 high-quality programs at 61 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

  • 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.

  • WICHE NewsCap – an electronic digest reporting on WICHE initiatives and events

  • 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.