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Light, Noreen – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2017
Supporting adult learners as they complete their postsecondary certificates and degrees is essential to meeting our state's educational attainment goals and meeting the employment needs of students and Washington employers. Academic Credit for Prior Learning (ACPL) is awarded when a student's prior learning is assessed and found to be the…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Experience
Washington Student Achievement Council, 2017
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the current status of workforce preparation in Washington; identify high employer demand occupations, as well as fields in which academic degree production is failing to keep pace with demand; and highlight occupation fields in which students may find expanding employment opportunities. This…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Academic Degrees, Educational Attainment
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Jones, Dennis P.; Johnstone, Sally M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
With very few exceptions colleges and universities of all types--2-year and 4-year, public and private-- are feeling the fiscal pinch. They are caught in the vise of rising expectations and constrained revenues. Public institutions are operating in an environment in which state-level policy-makers press for increasing numbers of graduates,…
Descriptors: Expectation, State Policy, College Graduates, Student Financial Aid
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) 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…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Organizations (Groups), Higher Education, Student Exchange Programs
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington state has a large and rapidly growing foreign-born population. In 2011, immigrants made up 16.5 percent of Washington's civilian employed workforce, up from 7.1 percent in 1990. These new arrivals create jobs by forming businesses, spending income in local economies and raising employers' productivity. Thanks to project I-DEA…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, English Language Learners, Immigrants
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Community and technical colleges are known as "Democracy's colleges." They are grounded in the core American value that all people deserve the opportunity to move up in the world, regardless of where they are from, what obstacles they face and where they need to start. At a time when college education is the ticket to a middle-class…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Democratic Values, Social Mobility
Prescott, Brian T. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
This issue of "Policy Insights" provides a review of the past five years of the cost and value of higher education, which have gained increased policymaker, consumer, and media attention. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has worked with four of its member states (Hawai'i, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) to…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Capacity Building, Governance, Privacy
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2014
When the 10 members of the American Association of Community College's (AACC's) 21st-Century Implementation Team 7 (nine of whom are community college presidents) sat down in 2013 to talk about reforming institutional roles and functions at the nation's two-year career and technical colleges, everyone in the room knew the work before them would be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Institutional Role, Community Colleges
Mayer, Caroline E. – CURRENTS, 2012
Given the stakes and the current economic climate, U.S. higher education officials across the country are stepping up their advocacy efforts, making their voices louder and more persistent than ever. They are vying for the attention of states struggling with increased demands for limited revenues, most choosing to divert dollars from higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Advocacy
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Bragg, Debra; Ruud, Collin – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Looking beyond institutional strategies, the National Commission on Adult Literacy (2008) called for legislation that would make workforce preparation the primary goal of adult education, including addressing education for unemployed and lower-skilled workers, and other adult groups historically underserved by higher education. Further, state…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Adult Education, Bachelors Degrees
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2012
This annual report updates the tuition and fee prices published by all of the public higher education institutions in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) member states. It is the product of an annual survey administered to the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) offices in each state, with a couple of…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Public Colleges, Two Year Colleges
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2011
This annual report updates the tuition and fee prices published by all of the public higher education institutions in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) member states. It is the product of an annual survey administered to the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) offices in each state, with a couple of…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Public Colleges, Two Year Colleges
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education recently released a "College Completion Tool Kit" intended to support the higher education attainment goals set by the Obama administration. These goals are consistent with the state's Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education. The tool kit lays out strategies for achieving higher levels of attainment…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Graduation, Educational Finance
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (E2SHB 1795), passed by the Legislature in 2011, identified prior learning assessment (PLA) as an innovative means for improving degree and certificate attainment and improving cost effectiveness and efficiency within Washington's higher education system. The Act defines prior learning as "the knowledge…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Higher Education, College Credits, Adult Students
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2010
This annual report updates the tuition and fee prices published by all of the public higher education institutions in the WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) member states. It is the product of an annual survey administered to the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) offices in each state, with a couple of…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Public Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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