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Falkenstern, Colleen – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has presented unprecedented challenges for higher education, including significant fiscal impacts for states, institutions, and individuals. The economic implications of the COVID-19 crisis are already impacting state and institution budgets, suggesting that states and institutions will be forced -- at least in the near term --…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, State Aid, Student Financial Aid
Wesley, Alexa; Parnell, Amelia – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
Advising is a critical component of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Students may have a range of learning experiences that advisors can help translate into academic credit. Redesigning advising systems is a key part of the work that NASPA -- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and core partner organizations are leading as part of…
Descriptors: College Students, Prior Learning, Academic Advising, Student Evaluation
Leibrandt, Sarah; Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Lane, Patrick – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
Many students -- as well as potential students -- have acquired a great deal of learning through their day-to-day lives outside of academia: knowledge acquired from work experience, on-the-job training, formal corporate training, military training, volunteer work, self-study, and a myriad of other extra-institutional learning opportunities…
Descriptors: College Students, Dislocated Workers, Prior Learning, College Credits
Kilgore, Wendy – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) surveyed member institutions to better understand institutional policies and practices related to prior learning assessment (PLA) and fielded a student survey to understand student perspectives on PLA. This brief shares findings and recommendations from this…
Descriptors: College Students, Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Travers, Nan – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life across the globe, changing how people work, live, and learn. It has also highlighted the disparities in equity across education and work. Higher education was already on a course for significant transformation in how learners access instruction and how academia connects to the working world. In response,…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Educational Change, COVID-19
McKay, Heather; Haviland, Sara; Michael, Suzanne; Leibrandt, Sarah – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
Why do some innovations in policy or practice take off, while others fizzle out? Social scientists and policy experts have grappled with this question for decades, studying the diffusion of new ideas and examining how and why states, organizations, and institutions adopt innovations to their policies or practices. In recent years, states have…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Data Collection, Shared Resources and Services, Elementary Secondary Education
McKay, Heather; Haviland, Sara; Michael, Suzanne – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
The Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange (MLDE) facilitates data sharing between states from K-12 education, higher education, and labor agencies. Its goal is to provide practitioners, policymakers, and researchers with a comprehensive data source to understand educational and career trajectories, including how these trajectories can cross state…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies, State Universities, State Agencies
McKay, Heather A.; Douglas, Daniel – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
This brief is part of a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning. The landscape analysis focuses on issues arising in the practice of the recognition of prior learning, policies that encourage or limit its adoption, and key research needs and future directions for the field. This…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Community Colleges, Recognition (Achievement), College Credits
McKay, Heather; Lane, Patrick; Haviland, Sara; Michael, Suzanne – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
The Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange (MLDE) facilitates data sharing between states from K-12 education, higher education, and labor agencies. Its goal is to provide practitioners, policymakers, and researchers with a comprehensive data source to understand educational and career trajectories, including how these trajectories can cross state…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Interstate Programs, Data Use
Bransberger, Peace; Falkenstern, Colleen; Lane, Patrick – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
At the core of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE's) mission to ensure access and excellence in higher education for all citizens of the West, WICHE's 10th edition of "Knocking at the College Door" provides detailed data and projections of the number of high school graduates for the nation, four geographical…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Public Schools, Geographic Regions
McKay, Heather; Haviland, Sara; Michael, Suzanne – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
The Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange (MLDE) facilitates data sharing between states from K-12 education, higher education, and labor agencies. Its goal is to provide practitioners, policymakers, and researchers with a comprehensive data source to understand educational and career trajectories, including how these trajectories can cross state…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Governance, Information Systems, Longitudinal Studies
Leibrandt, Sarah – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
This brief is part of a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning. The landscape analysis focuses on issues arising in the practice of the recognition of prior learning, policies that encourage or limit its adoption, and key research needs and future directions for the field. This…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
Falkenstern, Colleen – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
This brief is part of a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning. The landscape analysis focuses on issues arising in the practice of the recognition of prior learning, policies that encourage or limit its adoption, and key research needs and future directions for the field. This…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Adult Students, Recognition (Achievement), College Credits
García, Rosa M.; Leibrandt, Sarah – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
This brief is part of a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning. The landscape analysis focuses on issues arising in the practice of the recognition of prior learning, policies that encourage or limit its adoption, and key research needs and future directions for the field. This…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Recognition (Achievement), Educational Policy, State Policy
Goldstein, Amy D. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2020
This brief is part of a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning. The landscape analysis focuses on issues arising in the practice of the recognition of prior learning, policies that encourage or limit its adoption, and key research needs and future directions for the field. The…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, College Students
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