Member-Only Brief 2021: Regular and Substantive Interaction

This is a brief regarding Regular and Substantive Interaction, produced as part of the WCET & SAN Member Spring 2021 Virtual Policy Series.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act Statement of Principles and Positions

An overview of the WICHE position on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, based on a set of five principles.

A Higher Education Act (HEA) for the 21st Century Learner

Infographic supporting reauthorization and updates to the Higher Education Act, including guiding principles set by WCET, OLC, and UPCEA to consider when implementing these regulatory updates (Fairness, Innovation, and Accountability).

Are Your Online Students Really the Ones Registered for the Course? Student Authentication Requirements for Distance Education Provider

WCET paper on student authentication requirements for distance education providers, based on regulations and policies at the time of writing in spring 2008, created by members of the WCET Steering Committee and WCET staff.

Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education, Version 2.0

This list of best practice strategies was created in June 2009 and was based on “Institutional Policies/Practices and Course Design Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education,” produced by WCET in February 2009 and updated in April 2009. This resource reflects the combined contributions of WCET, the UT TeleCampus of the University of Texas System, and ITC and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States license.

WCET Closer Look – Alternative Assessments

WCET Closer Look guides provide essential information for digital learning in higher education. These member-only resources include topic overviews, equity and inclusion implications, and accessibility considerations.

This Closer Look guide is focused on alternative assessments. The guide includes:

  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Alternative Assessments,”
  • an introduction and overview of blockchain use in higher education,
  • Practical Considerations for Alternative Assessments – Accreditation,
  • equity considerations,
  • WCET created content, and
  • curated resources.