West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Intro to Global Perspectives Students Travel to Canada

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

As part of the Introduction to Global Perspectives course, which offers students a chance to familiarize themselves with cultures and concepts outside their own, 11 students and two instructors from Fairmont State University spent their spring break in Canada. This trip, which offered many students their first international experience, was funded by a grant from the Consortium for Internationalizing Higher Education, part of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

FSU Hosts State Higher Education System Forum on Innovation on Sept. 28

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) is announcing a series of Regional Public Forums aimed at assessing higher education’s progress in meeting the goals and objectives as outlined in Charting the Future 2007-2012: A Master Plan for West Virginia Higher Education.  The forums will be hosted and sponsored by various four-year public colleges and universities and held at the respective campuses.  The forums will provide an opportunity to receive feedback from community members, higher education officials, and policymakers regarding the current master plan and the development of a new master plan.

Caperton Center in Clarksburg to Host College Goal Sunday on Feb. 13

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Fairmont State University Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg will be one of 18 locations throughout the state to host the second annual College Goal SundaySM event on Sunday, Feb. 13, presented by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Students and parents can receive assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the free workshops.

Enrollment Up at FSU and for State Higher Education System

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission on Nov. 17 released fall 2010 enrollment data for the state higher education system, which revealed that a record 95,118 students are enrolled, marking a 2 percent increase over fall 2009 - when enrollment surpassed 90,000 for the first time in state history - and a 10.5 percent increase over fall 2006.

Grant Funds Events in March with Focus on Social Justice

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A lecture and workshop series at Fairmont State University this spring will promote discussion about the social justice issues of civil liberties and universal human rights for prisoners during times of war. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has awarded FSU a $5,700 grant to help fund the events, which are planned for March 2010.

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