Interstate Passport® Briefing

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Interstate Passport Featured in Upcoming Book Release

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series January 2021

A new book on student transfer published by The Gardner Institute and Stylus Publishing will be released on February 15, 2021. The Transfer Experience: A Handbook for Creating a More Equitable and Successful Postsecondary System goes beyond the limited view of transfer as simply articulating credits. It offers a variety of new perspectives, resources, models, […]

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Workplace Competencies via the Interstate Passport

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series January 2021

Written by Jane Sherman, Interstate Passport Consultant We have long known that employers are looking more for important general skills and knowledge – i.e., competencies – in the employees they hire and promote than for specific occupational expertise (AACU, 2011).  Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want, a new report from Anthony Carnevale and associates at […]

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Meet Leila Shimokawa, Director of Communications at University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series January 2021

Leila Shimokawa is the Director of Communications at the University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu where she is responsible for developing and implementing the campus’ strategic communications plan and overseeing crisis and emergency communications. UH West Oʻahu has an enrollment of 3,100 students and Leila works closely with the student affairs team to get messages to students […]

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COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress, Final Fall 2020 Report

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series January 2021

The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) recently released the second report in a series on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student transfer and mobility. This report presents a more complete picture of fall 2020 transfer patterns and shows sharp declines in enrollment and student mobility. As in the first report that came out this […]

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TRANSFER IN THE NEWS

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series January 2021

How colleges are reenrolling stopped-out students during the pandemic By Natalie Schwartz, Higher Ed Dive, November 23, 2020 A number of higher education institutions across the country have been reaching out to students who had stopped out of their degree program to encourage them to re-enroll and finish via online learning. Roughly 36 million adults […]

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New Program Manager Joins Interstate Passport Team

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series January 2021

As part of expanding staff capacity through the ECMC Foundation grant, Interstate Passport is pleased to welcome a new staff member, Dr. Sarah Leibrandt, Ph.D., as Program Manager. Dr. Leibrandt has served as a senior research analyst at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education for the past seven years and has over 15 years […]

Interstate Passport Awarded New Grant!

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series January 2021

Interstate Passport is pleased to announce that ECMC Foundation has awarded the program a grant of $500,000 to support efforts to scale participation in the Interstate Passport Network. Over the two-year course of this project, staff will recruit and enroll 20 new member institutions, including at least 10 Minority-Serving Institutions, so that more students, particularly […]

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2014 Cohort Added to Student Transfer Destinations Database

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series January 2021

The Student Transfer Destinations by State database, located on the Interstate Passport website, contains transfer data provided by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center on all 50 states. Data for the 2014 cohort was added to the database this fall, bringing the total number of cohorts to five. The database contains information on the number […]

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Call to Action: Transfer and Applicability of Credit

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

The Scaling Partners Network, a diverse group of 25 policy, advocacy, research and institutional membership organizations throughout the country, has issued a call to action regarding transfer in higher education. In response to the increasing number of students transferring across higher education institutions and the economic recession due to the pandemic, the Network calls on […]

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Interstate Passport and Network Members Participate in National Transfer Student Week

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

Interstate Passport and five of its Network member institutions participated in this year’s National Student Transfer Week (NTSW) October 19-23. Organized by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), NTSW takes place annually the third week of October and celebrates transfer students and the professionals who support them on their journeys. This year’s […]