Insterstate Passport® Briefing

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Passport Review Board approves the Interstate Passport 2017-2018 Annual Report

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series April 2019

The Passport Review Board recently approved the Interstate Passport 2017-2018 Annual Report. This report provides a thorough update on the program’s accomplishments during its second year of implementation. Topics covered include the expansion of the Network, the marketing campaign and collateral, an analysis of early Academic Progress Tracking data, and future goals for the program.

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Interstate Passport Network expands membership to Alaska!

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series April 2019

On February 13, 2019 the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) became the thirtieth institution and the first from the state of Alaska to join the Interstate Passport Network (IPN). The IPN now spans twelve states across the country. UAA is the largest accredited institution in the state, with urban and community campuses serving about 17,000 […]

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Interstate Passport’s Academic Progress Tracking: It’s Worth the Effort

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series April 2019

By Michael Torrens, director of institutional research and accreditation, Utah State University In the last two months, I’ve really discovered the value of Interstate Passport’s Academic Progress Tracking (APT). I’d like to make the case that it’s truly worth the upfront effort by participating institutions to get it programmed, to start, and to continue, reporting. […]

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The latest on student transfer

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series April 2019

Last week, The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article, Here’s What Trump’s Executive Order on Free Speech Says, which discusses the key items of the executive order. Interestingly, the order also requires an annual report by the U.S. Secretary of Education on successful State and institutional efforts on student transfer rates and degree completion […]

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Serving active military and veteran students through Interstate Passport

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series April 2019

Meet Robert Bullen, retired Sergeant Major for the U.S. Army Recruiting School.Currently, Bullen serves as the Veteran Outreach/Prior Learning Assessment Coordinator for University of Hawai‘i System of Community Colleges. He is the point of contact to provide informational service, outreach, and referrals for colleges wanting to establish or expand services to military personnel (active, guard […]

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How the Interstate Passport program impacts our future workforce

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series March 2019

Ella Butler and Chuck Lepper by: Ella Butler, director of Career Services and Dr. Chuck Lepper, vice president for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Salt Lake Community College As the Interstate Passport Network has grown, so too have students’ knowledge, understanding, and participation in the Interstate Passport program. Students and their families are learning how […]

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A faculty member explains what it is like to develop and implement Passport learning outcomes

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series March 2019

Rebekah Villafaña is currently an associate adjunct instructor, in the Sociology Department, at College of the Canyons in California. Villafaña has taught a variety of courses over the years such as Introduction to Sociology, Intimate Relationships and the Family, Introduction to Women’s Studies, Sociology of Sexualities, Introduction to Criminology, Modern Social Problems, Multiculturalism in the […]

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Interstate Passport student transfer destination by state website now includes 2012 cohort data

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series March 2019

The Student Transfer Destinations by State website demonstrates transfer patterns of students across all 50 states and territories based on data secured from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC). As the Interstate Passport Network has grown to a nationwide program with 30 members in 12 different states, this site has been expanded to include […]

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Learn more about student transfer

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series March 2019

Inside Higher Ed featured an article, Georgia Perimeter improves graduation and transfer rates after merging with Georgia State, this past month that addressed how institutions are partnering to increase graduation and transfer rates. Learning communities can improve student transfer rates.   An article, How Learning Communities Can Keep Higher Ed’s Most At-Risk Students on Track, The […]