Interstate Passport  News 

New Legislation in Oregon and Virginia Focuses on Transfer


New laws in Oregon and Virginia, both seeking to improve graduation rates and in-state transfer between two-year and four-year institutions, have some elements similar to the Interstate Passport – namely, allowing students to transfer without losing credits for completed work, or having to repeat successfully completed coursework.


Oregon Seeks to Improve Instate Transfer


New Report: State of American Higher Education Outcomes


A new report from Third Way, a public policy and advocacy organization, makes urgent the need for an effective and affordable higher education system – stating that higher education “is now a necessity, not a luxury.” State of American Higher Education Outcomes by Michael Itzkowitz (July 2017) illustrates that achieving better postsecondary outcomes must be a priority for policymakers.

Upcoming Presentations Featuring Interstate Passport

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, December 2-5, Dallas; Pat Shea, Jane Sherman
  • New England Board of Higher Education, Improving Transfer in New England, January 19, 2018, Worcester, MA; Pat Shea, Jane Sherman
  • National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, February 7-9, 2018, Atlanta, Kate Springsteen

Interstate Passport Webinars

Student taking notes on laptop

The last Interstate Passport webinar of the calendar year will be presented on Thursday, November 2. Developing the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria in Quantitative Literacy will feature faculty team chair Jonathan Bodrero and Mapping State Coordinator Bob Turner, who will explain the process of developing learning outcomes and proficiency criteria in quantitative literacy.