ERIC Number: ED403802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The WICHE Compact. An Assessment of California's Continued Membership in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) has reviewed the status of the State of California as a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and recommended California's continued membership in the WICHE compact. Specifically, the CPEC proposed that: (1) California remain a full member of WICHE and continue dialogue with WICHE leaders and staff to assure that current efforts to redefine how California participates in WICHE continue; and (2) that California review its membership and participation in WICHE at least every 5 years. Specific concerns included student access and ways to incorporate excess capacity in other states as part of a long-term strategy to preserve maximum access to higher education for Californians. Relative to this, the CPEC identified as a primary interest devising methods for obtaining reliable data on the actual number of Californians who elect to attend postsecondary institutions out of state and particularly in WICHE member states. The CPEC also identified a substantial research agenda that includes better coordination between the WICHE and California research efforts and that examines future workplace education needs, refining the methodology for calculating education costs, and conducting validation studies on the relationship between selective admission requirements and subsequent student achievement in college. (JLS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand, Enrollment Trends, Financial Exigency, Financial Problems, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Retrenchment, Selective Admission, State Agencies, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Mobility
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J St., Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California