Category Archives : Projects

Transparency by Design

The Transparency by Design initiative was a collaborative collection of regionally-accredited, adult-serving, distance education institutions with a mission to help adult learners become informed consumers of distance education. A project of the Presidents’ Forum of Excelsior College, in 2008,WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) was engaged to serve as project management and third-party data quality assurance reviewer for […]



Access to Learning

Online learning provides an opportunity for students to learn across distance and time. Students can attend a course anytime, from anywhere. The goal of Access to Learning is to increase the awareness of the key role online learning plays in helping our students and workforce meet the challenges of a global economy. Online learning provides […]

Multi-State Reciprocity in Postsecondary Approval and Regulation

In September, 2010 higher education officers of sixteen states, and observers from several national organizations and the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors of higher education, met to comment on the Presidents’ Forum task force report Aligning State Approval and Regional Accreditation for Online Postsecondary Institutions: A National Strategy (PDF). The report defined critical policy issues that could significantly reduce […]


State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) Progress Report

With support from the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Forum initiated theMulti-State Reciprocity in Postsecondary Approval and Regulation project to create a common template for the substance and processes of state approval, and, with the assistance of the Council for State Governments (CSG), to draft and educate policy makers about the benefits of model compact legislation that might support […]