Program to save money and prevent headaches for college transfer students
Interstate Passport In the News
Faculty may now use the Passport Learning Outcomes to construct their institution’s Passport Block, which is a list of courses or other learning experiences by which its students achieve the Passport Learning Outcomes. Once an institution has completed its Passport Block, it can apply to participate in the Interstate Passport Network. Network members award the Passport to students who achieve the learning outcomes in all nine areas.
Boulder, Colorado – The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been awarded a grant totaling $2.99 million from the U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, to scale and enhance the Interstate Passport – a new transfer framework that seeks to improve graduation rates, shorten time to degree, and save students money.
As part of the Obama Administration's ambitious agenda to drive innovation and keep a higher education within reach for all Americans, the Education Department today awarded nearly $60 million to 17 colleges and universities in its First in the World (FITW) grant program. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, one of 17 First in the World grant recipients, received a $2,999,482 grant for the Interstate Passport Initiative: Accelerating Transfer to a Credential.