Interstate Passport® Briefing

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Academic Progress Tracking reporting due August 15, 2019

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series August 2019

The deadline for reporting Academic Progress Tracking for the 2018-2019 year is fast approaching. The deadline for submitting the Academic Progress Tracking file is August 15, 2019. Submission of this file by the deadline will ensure that the data will be included in the Interstate Passport Annual Report. The Interstate Passport website and the National Student […]

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Student Transfer in the News

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series August 2019

Interstate Passport Network institutions map Passport Learning Outcomes to their curriculum to develop their Passport Block. As described above by Brown-Herbst of Laramie County Community College, mapping is used to develop Guided Pathways within the Passport Block. Now a recent article featured in Education Dive suggests that mapping could be a key to developing “universal […]

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Linking Guided Pathways to Interstate Passport from the Institutional Liaison’s perspective

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series August 2019

Kari Brown-Herbst is the Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She serves three key Passport roles: the Wyoming Passport State Facilitator, the state representative to the Passport Review Board and the Institutional Liaison for Laramie County Community College. Brown-Herbst has presented on behalf of Interstate […]

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Student transfer facts

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series August 2019

What factors contribute to two- to four-year transfer student success in obtaining a bachelors degree within six years of initial enrollment at the community college? The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released an update of its Tracking Transfer (Signature Report 13) with information from the 2011 cohort. The report provides insight into some of […]

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Teamwork and value systems are not just abstract concepts

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series August 2019

By Laura Vidler, associate dean for administration and professor of Spanish in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Dakota Teamwork is collaborating towards a common purpose through shared responsibility and mutual accountability, while maintaining healthy relationships. Value Systems are a coherent set of ethical standards adopted and/or evolved by a […]

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Interstate Passport at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities 2019 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series August 2019

Pat Shea, senior advisor, Academic Leadership Initiatives and Jane Sherman, Passport state coordinator, met with provosts and chief academic officers during the AASCU 2019 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting where they presented a pre-conference workshop on Interstate Passport.

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Relationship Synergy: Interstate Passport and The National Student Clearinghouse

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series August 2019

With more than one million students transferring each year and 31 million Americans with “some college, no degree,” the Interstate Passport initiative needed to develop both a rational basis to transfer prior learning and a mechanism to inform and improve the transfer process. With its access to transfer information and its matching mission to improve […]

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Topics related to student transfer

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series July 2019

Inside Higher Ed featured several articles this past month that discussed topics related to student transfer.  The article, Few Students of Defunct For-Profit Chains Have Transferred, examines data shared with lawmakers by the Department of Education on transfer rates of students from defunct for-profit institutions. Two opinion pieces, Navigating Academic and Student Affairs for Pathways […]