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Falkenstern, Colleen; Rochat, Angie – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2021
The effective use of data plays a critical role throughout the policy process -- from accurately capturing populations being served to monitoring and measuring implementation and allocation of resources. In order for data to be used in a manner that supports evidence-based decision-making there is a need for education leaders and policymakers to…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Minority Group Students, Data Collection
Falkenstern, Colleen – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2021
The far-reaching impacts of COVID-19 have generated unprecedented challenges for higher education institutions, states, and individuals over the past year. This includes significant budget implications that resulted in a strained and uncertain fiscal environment as states seek to meet goals and priorities while providing affordable and accessible…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Finance, Tuition
Falkenstern, Colleen; Rochat, Angie – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2021
This edition of "WICHE Insights" explores federal U.S. Department of Education Title III funding, which is used to enhance institutional capacity and educational opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native and low-income students through the lens of the legislation's permissible activities, key themes across all projects; and dollars…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Low Income Students, Federal Aid
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2021
The goal of this case study is to shed light on how some NASNTIs have succeeded in eliminating gaps in graduation outcomes between AI/AN students and other student groups. It builds on emerging scholarship and policy analysis -- much of which has been pursued by Native American scholars -- that seek solutions to the persistent disparities in…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Higher Education, College Students, American Indian Students
Diaz Solodukhin, Liliana – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2021
One approach to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the use of Open Educational Resources (OER), which, as a high-impact practice, have been found to increase student success and institutional efficiency. Implementation of OER is a wise investment, as it reduces the costs of course materials like textbooks; broadens collaboration among…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Finance
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2021
In December 2020, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education released projections for future high school graduating classes in its 10th edition of "Knocking at the College Door" [ED610996]. At the time, it was unknown whether or not the projections based on pre-pandemic data would match the reality to come. This report…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High School Graduates, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2021
This report provides comprehensive data about the tuition and fees prices published by public higher education institutions in the West for academic year 2021-22, including changes in tuition and fee rates over the past one-, five-, and 10-year periods. Key takeaways from this year's report include: (1) Average resident undergraduate tuition and…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Tuition
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
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
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: Trust (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies, State Universities, State Agencies
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
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
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