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Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
More than 70 percent of the students who access higher education in Washington do so first at a two-year institution. Washington's two-year colleges account for a higher percentage of public and private college student enrollments (49 percent) than in the United States in general (34 percent). The Higher Education Coordinating Board's (HECB)…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009
This report fulfills the biennial requirements of RCW 28B.76.250, which directs the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) "to submit a progress report on the development of transfer associate degrees to the higher education committees of the House of Representatives and Senate each odd-numbered year." The HECB report monitors…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Associate Degrees
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2006
Transfer is a primary strategy for providing access to baccalaureate-level education in Washington State. For thousands of students, transfer is an effective and efficient way to complete their studies. About 41 percent of the 16,800 students awarded degrees at Washington public baccalaureate institutions in the 2000-2001 academic year had…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Majors (Students), Higher Education, Transfer Policy
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
The objective of this work is to provide transfer students with a pathway that will prepare them in the same manner as direct entry students for a specific major at any public baccalaureate institution in the state, and for any of the independent institutions that wish to join the agreement. Wherever possible, the work groups were encouraged to…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Majors (Students), Degree Requirements, College Credits
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
The Eastern Washington University Department of Education, in collaboration with Spokane Public Schools and Spokane Falls Community College, established a teacher preparation pathway called Discover the Teacher Within for the 2003-2005 biennium. The project's major purpose was to encourage high school students to consider K-12 teaching as a career…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Pilot Projects, Articulation (Education), Student Recruitment
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
With passage of House Bill 3103 in 2004, the Legislature recognized the challenges facing students as they move from one educational sector to another. The omnibus legislation, which amended and clarified the mission of the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) called on the board to work with the state board of education, the superintendent…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Legislation, High School Students, College Credits