Interstate Passport® Briefing

The Role of the Registar and Institutional Researcher

This is the third of a four part video series that provides an overview on the very important role of the registrar and institutional researcher.  We welcome you to view this instructional video to learn more about how Network member institutions identify and track Passport students, submit Interstate Passport files to the National Student Clearinghouse […]

Posted  in 

Transfer Facts from ACE and AACRAO

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series September 2020

Below are selected findings from a recent study by ACE and AACRAO, A National Snapshot: How Students Experience and Perceive Transferring Earned Credit on students’ perceptions about how transfer credit was applied and the potential accumulation of excess credits at graduation. The national study included 1,003 survey completers, with 65 percent of respondents currently enrolled […]

Posted  in 

Transfer In the News

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series September 2020

As Higher Education Navigates a New Normal, Don’t Let Transfer Students Waste Time and Money By Laura Couturier and Josh Wyner, Real Clear Policy, June 1, 2020 In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, student transfer is in the spotlight like never before. As more students are expected to transfer this year and beyond, the […]

Posted  in 

Meet Russ Chavez

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series September 2020

Russ Chavez is the Director for Veterans Affairs at South Dakota State University, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Veterans Affairs Resource Center. The center assists military veterans and family members in receiving federal and state educational benefits, and provides guidance and support services to veterans in their transition to academic and civilian life. Russ […]

Posted  in 

Interstate Passport issues a National Call

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series September 2020

On July 8 of this year, Interstate Passport issued a Call to Action to higher education institutions, systems, and associations across the country soliciting help for students in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the economy. Colleges and universities were shuttered in March and students and faculty were sent home. Institutions […]

Posted  in 

Interview with Janet Marling, Executive Director, National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series September 2020

BIO: Janet L. Marling, Ph.D. has been affiliated with NISTS since its establishment in 2002 and was named executive director in 2011. In this role and through her extensive speaking, training, and consulting activities, Dr. Marling works with individuals, higher education institutions and associations, state agencies, foundations, and legislative bodies to improve transfer policy, practice, and […]

Posted  in 

Interstate Passport Network expansion continues!

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series September 2020

The Interstate Passport Network expansion continues with five new institutions joining at the end of June. The Network now has 60 members from 17 states. The newest Passport members are as follows: Western Colorado University is a public four-year liberal arts institution located in Gunnison, Colorado. WCU is the second IP member in Colorado. New […]

Posted  in 

Interstate Passport Network Expansion Continues

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series July 2020

The Interstate Passport Network is pleased to welcome 15 new member institutions that have joined in the last 60 days. Two institutions in Alaska – University of Alaska Southeast and University of Alaska Fairbanks – became new members in May. The state of Alaska now has three member institutions in the IP Network (University of […]

Posted  in 

An Interview with John Gardner of the John N. Gardner Institute

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series July 2020

John Gardner serves as the chair and chief executive officer of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, which works with colleges and universities to strengthen their resolve and processes to undertake assessment and other improvement actions to increase student learning and retention. The Institute focuses its work on the use of […]