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Maier, Linda – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
This article describes the results of a mixed-methods study that examined the perceptions of community among online faculty in Washington state community and technical colleges. Twelve community and technical colleges were randomly selected from the 34 colleges in Washington state. Results indicated significant differences between females versus…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Online Courses, Adjunct Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Garn, Myk – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
In November 1996, forty-five higher education technology leaders convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss the virtual university (VU). The Western Governors Association had announced establishment of the Western Governors University (WGU). As a result, VU initiatives were emerging from, or being contemplated by, almost every state-level higher…
Descriptors: Educational History, Models, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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Broughton, Connie – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
People do not want to know the history, minutiae of policy, or operations, or even the political intrigues of a virtual consortium. People want to know if the consortium has value, whether it can help them, and if it is a threat. In this article, the author focuses on the operating principles and policies that have proven successful in the…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Consortia, Educational Environment
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2008
The 2007-09 Appropriations Act provided funding to the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) to study the state's capital facility and technology capacity. Specifically, "...state appropriation is provided solely to implement a capital facility and technology capacity study which will compare the 10-year enrollment projections with the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Projections, Educational Facilities, Educational Technology