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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, 2006
Improving the participation and performance of African American, Latino, American Indian, and Asian American students, faculty and staff in Washington state's higher education system represents a pivotal element of the statewide strategic master plan. This report includes current statistics and trend data for student enrollment, retention, and…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Institutional), Higher Education, Recruitment
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2006
This report summarizes Washington-statewide results achieved in the most recent academic year for which statewide data are available (in most cases, the 2005-2006 academic year). Data on results for individual four-year institutions, as well as a variety of background information and contextual data is presented separately in a comprehensive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Experience, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy
Trotter, Andrew – Education Week, 2006
School leaders attest to educational and social benefits from diversity. They argue that local housing patterns historically tend to separate families of different races and may lead to schools that are racially homogeneous if the districts do not counter them with assignment policies that consider race. This article discusses race in education…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Constitutional Law, Student Diversity, School Desegregation
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2005
This annual report provides a snapshot of enrollments, student demographics, courses and programs, student achievements, staffing, and funding for community college correctional education programs provided at Washington State Department of Corrections adult facilities. The primary source of information for this document is the State Board for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Correctional Education, Enrollment, Student Characteristics
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
Washington's research university branch campuses were created in 1989 to increase opportunities for students in several regions of the state to complete their baccalaureate and graduate-level studies at public universities close to their homes. Currently, the University of Washington operates branch campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. The Bothell…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Research Universities, State Universities, Partnerships in Education
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2005
Dr. Wallace Loh still remembers the sting of hearing his high school teachers in Peru call him "el chino"--Spanish for "Chinese boy." Why didn't they simply use his name? After all, they did so with his classmates. They typically did not single out students of other foreign nationalities, such as calling the German student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Secondary School Teachers, Enrollment
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
The 2004 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education identified clear and measurable goals that focused on outcomes rather than inputs alone. To reinforce this outcomes-based approach, the plan proposed that the state develop a new funding method to reward public colleges and universities for student success. Specifically, it proposed that the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Master Plans, Educational Change
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2004
This state report card is derived from "Measuring Up 2004," the national report card for higher education. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2004" is the third in a series of biennial report cards. The report card…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Comparative Analysis, Performance Factors
Bylsma, Pete; Ireland, Lisa; Malagon, Helen – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2002
This report provides information on the program for students with limited English proficiency (LEP) in school year 2000-2001 as well as historical information. Specifically, this report discusses the following topics: (1) staffing patterns and instruction to implement the program; (2) enrollment patterns of students who have participated in the…
Descriptors: State Programs, Limited English Speaking, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia. – 2002
This booklet brings together much of the information one might need to understand and discuss higher education in Washington state. It highlights the most often asked questions about institutions, faculty, students, costs, budgets, financial aid, and other topics. Data are provided for the public research university systems, those of the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Enrollment, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia. – 2002
This document provides an overview of issues pertaining to high-demand enrollments and summarizes the reports public colleges and universities in Washington state submitted about how they used new enrollments to respond to high demand program needs. Each institution is required to report annually on their responses to high-demand program needs.…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Demand Occupations, Economic Factors, Enrollment
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia. – 2000
This year 2000 master plan submitted by the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board proposes a realignment of higher education priorities that would place the interests of learners at the center of higher education decision making. The opening sections of the report reaffirm the state's commitment to expanding higher education…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Finance
Washington State 2020 Commission on the Future of Postsecondary Education, Olympia. – 1998
This report presents a 25-year plan to raise academic achievement levels and to create a seamless system of lifelong learning in postsecondary schools in the state of Washington. A focus is placed on access in terms of learning, individual enrichment and economic advancement for the people of Washington State. Factors such as increased enrollment,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Community Colleges, Educational Finance
Baker, Ronald L.; Wolff, Susan J. – 1998
While most community and technical colleges individually offer courses by distance learning, they are increasingly challenged to provide the full range of instructional and student support services needed for expanding distance education programs. To address this issue, Washington and Oregon community and technical colleges formed distance…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Networks, Consortia, Continuing Education
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