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First institution from the state of Minnesota joins the Interstate Passport Network!

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

Concordia University, St. Paul is the latest institution to join the Interstate Passport Network (Network), coming aboard on January 3, 2019. Established in 1893, Concordia University, St. Paul is a private, comprehensive liberal arts university that offers over 80 programs for students seeking traditional undergraduate, degree completion, graduate, or doctoral degrees. It offers numerous scholarship […]

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What’s the latest on student transfer

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series February 2019

Education Dive featured two articles this past month that address student transfer. The first article discusses how veterans are underrepresented at top US colleges. The second article examines how transfer students from community colleges fare compared to those who matriculate from high school. Enrolling More Veterans at High-Graduation-Rate Colleges and Universities explores barriers including transfer […]

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The latest on student transfer

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

In The Chronicle of Higher Education a recent article, Inside the UC System’s New Focus on Transfer Students, discusses strategies being employed by the University of California System to increase the number of transfer students in its total student population. Inside Higher Ed featured two articles this past month that address student transfer. The first […]

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Equity and transfer students

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series December 2018

Though institutions and organizations are working to improve student transfer, there are still challenges in particular around equity. Several reports from the Community Colleges Research Initiative on transfer partnerships provide insight and recommendations to address these challenges. Recent articles in Education Dive and Inside Higher Ed examine how institutions are addressing equity at the local […]

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Twenty-eight members and counting! University of Wyoming joins the Interstate Passport Network

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series December 2018

The Interstate Passport Network welcomes its newest member, University of Wyoming (UW) in Laramie, Wyoming. The Network now encompasses 28 institutions across 10 states and is aiming for comprehensive national coverage. Founded in 1886, UW is the only public, four-year university in the state of Wyoming. It is a land-grant research institution and provides numerous […]

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Working to improve the transfer process for students

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series November 2018

Though institutions and organizations are working to improve student transfer, there are still challenges. Recent articles from Inside Higher Ed and the Brookings Institute provide insight on the challenges transfer students face. Inside Higher Ed featured an article that touched upon various aspects of improving the transfer process for students and the challenges that are […]

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Transfer Student Trends

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series September 2018

The National Student Clearinghouse recently released its third report on transfer and mobility. The report, Signature Report 15: Transfer and Mobility: A National View of Student Movement in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011 Cohort, examines the transfer pathways of students who started postsecondary education in fall 2011. Analysis includes student enrollment patterns across different institutions, across […]

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Employers Value Learning Outcomes

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series September 2018

An article, Public May Not Trust Higher Ed, but Employers Do, was included in the August issue of Inside Higher Ed, discusses the perspective that employers have of higher education and the skills that employers highly value when hiring new graduates. In particular, two skills identified are critical thinking and oral communication. Both of these […]

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Looking at transfer students in the changing higher education enrollment landscape

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series August 2018

Why aren’t well qualified community college students transferring? Inside Higher Ed explores the variables affecting high achieving students at two-year institutions who are not transferring and how four-year institutions are adapting to the changing landscape of what defines a traditional student. This past month several articles in the July issue of Insider Higher Ed addressed […]