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Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 member states and territories (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, U.S. Pacific Territories & Freely Associated States, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) work collaboratively to expand…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Accountability
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Guillory, Raphael M.; Williams, Garnet L. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2014
Focus group interviews were conducted with educators and stakeholders for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students, including teachers, elementary and high school principals, tribal community leaders, and parents, to determine a global definition of culture and ways of infusing culture into curriculum to better educate AI/AN students. Focus…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Teacher Attitudes
Prescott, Brian T. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2012
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from an annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region (which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Student Costs, Undergraduate Students
Van Horn, Brandi – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2011
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from an annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region (which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Student Costs, Undergraduate Students
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from the annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region, and discusses related policy implications. The WICHE region includes 15 states--Alaska, Arizona, California,…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Policy Analysis, Public Colleges
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013
WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in Western states may enroll in participating two-year and four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition level: up to 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition. In all…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, State Colleges, College Programs, Tuition
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Roberts, Laura Weiss; Johnson, Mark E.; Brems, Christiane; Warner, Teddy D. – Journal of Rural Health, 2007
Context: Health care disparities are well documented for people living in rural areas and for people who are members of ethnic minorities. Purpose: Our goal was to determine whether providers report greater difficulty in providing care for rural than urban residents and for ethnic minorities than patients/clients in general in 4 practice areas of…
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Patients, Rural Areas, Ethics
Harvey, Karen Kay – New Mexico Public Education Department, 2006
This report includes information from the National Indian Education Study of American Indian/Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8 on the 2005 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) in reading and mathematics. The national sample includes both public and private schools (i.e. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Defense Education…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Grade 8, Grade 4
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Hunt, Valerie H.; Kerr, Brinck; Ketcher, Linda K.; Murphy, Jennifer – American Indian Quarterly, 2010
The purpose of this article is to address a gap in the empirical literature by analyzing levels of proportional representation of American Indians over time in state and local government bureaucracies in key states. The authors limit their analysis to six states with the largest percentages of American Indian populations in 2000: Alaska, Arizona,…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Research Methodology, American Indians, Disadvantaged
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Richmond, Laurie; Di Piero, Daniela; Espinoza, Flowers; Simeonoff, Teacon; Faraday, Margaret – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2010
On a small island belonging to the Alutiiq people of Old Harbor, 11 people sat around a campfire. Two community leaders, a nonprofit organizer, an academic scholar, a native filmmaker, and six young people from the Indian reservation of Taos Pueblo in New Mexico gathered after a day of interacting with Old Harbor residents--fishing, hunting and…
Descriptors: Young Adults, American Indians, Indigenous Populations, Community Leaders
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Chipp, Cody; Dewane, Sarah; Brems, Christiane; Johnson, Mark E.; Warner, Teddy D.; Roberts, Laura W. – Journal of Rural Health, 2011
Purpose: Health care providers face challenges in rural service delivery due to the unique circumstances of rural living. The intersection of rural living and health care challenges can create barriers to care that providers may not be trained to navigate, resulting in burnout and high turnover. Through the exploration of experienced rural…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Rural Areas, Rural Environment, Quality of Life
Kelly, Patrick J. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008
This report focuses on the 15 states of the West (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming), their ability to educate minorities, and the resulting impact on their workforces and economies. The foundation of the Western U.S. economy rests on…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Labor Force Development, Minority Groups, Students
Fox, Louis – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2007
Advanced information, communication, computation and collaboration technologies, known as "cyberinfrastructure," have become essential elements for research, education, and innovation in the 21st century. A major challenge confronting the United States today is how to ensure that all colleges and universities, including those that have…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Minority Groups, Information Technology, Computer Mediated Communication
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Roberts, Laura Weiss; Johnson, Mark E.; Brems, Christiane; Warner, Teddy D. – Academic Psychiatry, 2006
Objective: To identify the preferences of practicing licensed psychiatrists in two rural states regarding ethics training. Method: All licensed psychiatrists in Alaska and New Mexico were mailed a survey exploring differences in ethical and practice issues between rural and urban health care providers. Data were collected from 97 psychiatrists.…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Training Objectives, Physicians, Ethics
Heller, Donald E., Ed.; Marin, Patricia, Ed. – Civil Rights Project at Harvard University (The), 2004
A central dream of American parents is sending their kids to college. What used to be unusual has now become a necessity if young people are to have a secure life in the middle class in a post-industrial economy. As such, one basic goal of higher education policy should be to make certain that this opportunity is not foreclosed by a family's…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education
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