Report from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), authored by Dennis P. Jones. From the Executive Summary, "This briefing paper argues that the key feature of a 'virtual university' is less the delivery of instruction thorugh the use of technolgy, but the formal recognition of learning achieved in this manner -- the awarding of transferable credit, certificates, and, eventually, degrees."
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)
Background material for the Western Governors' Association meeting held on November 30, 1995 and December 1, 1995 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. An agenda, information on the SmartStates initiative, and biographies of the attending governors are included in this packet.
Agenda and meeting materials for the November 30, 1995 through December 1, 1995 meeting of the Western Governors' Association (WGA). On Thursday, November 30, 1995 and December 1, 1995 the concepts that would eventually transform into WGU were discussed.
Article from the "Administration" section of "The Chronicle of Higher Education" reporting on the Western Governors' Association's (WGA) initial discussion for the creation of a "virtual university." These discussions would eventually lead to the creation of WGU.