Interstate Passport® News

Interstate Passport: Streamlining Transfer for Increased Student Success

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:00pm MT This webinar will introduce a participants to Interstate Passport®, a growing national program that facilitates block transfer of completed lower-division general education attainment based on student learning outcomes rather than on specific courses and credits. Students who transfer with a Passport to another member institution are recognized as having […]

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In the News

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series January 2020

This is one of 7 articles in the January 2020 newsletter. Interstate Passport representatives attended the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ Annual Conference on December 7 in Houston, Texas.  Director of Interstate Passport, Anna Galas, R. Joel Farrell, Air University, and Michael Torrens, Utah State University, presented Interstate Passport: Learning Outcomes […]

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Happy New Year from Interstate Passport

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series January 2020

This is one of 7 articles in the January 2020 newsletter. As 2019 concluded, I found myself reflecting back on the past year of activities and accomplishments. We welcomed several new schools into the Interstate Passport Network, expanding its membership to 32 institutions spanning 14 states across the nation. Network member institutions awarded 12,786 Passports […]

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Transfer Facts: State Policies on Transfer and Articulation

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series January 2020

This is one of 7 articles in the January 2020 newsletter. According to the Education Commission of the States 50-State Comparison: Transfer and Articulation Policies report. The report notes that many states are refining statewide transfer policies, which suggests a commitment to increasing student completion rates. The report compares all 50 states in four transfer […]

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Focusing on transfer and transfer students

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series January 2020

This is one of 7 articles in the January 2020 newsletter. Rethinking higher education through the consortia model by John C. Cavanaugh, Inside Higher Ed, October 23, 2019 This article from Inside Higher Ed offers the consortium model as one solution for ensuring seamless transfer – essentially a mini Passport network among a small number […]

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Interstate Passport from an academic advising perspective

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series January 2020

This is one of 7 articles in the January 2020 newsletter. Nathaniel (Nate) Pyle serves as the director of academic advising for the University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville (UACCB), and he serves on the Interstate Passport Academic Advisory Committee. UACCB is currently the only Network institution in Arkansas and Nate tells us that the philosophy of […]

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Putting the Way Forward in Context

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series January 2020

This is one of 7 articles in the January 2020 newsletter. It has been several decades now since the “field” has moved from a focus on increasing access to a focus on success. Suddenly, it seemed important to say, “Getting students into the system is not sufficient. Getting them through is the point as well.” […]

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Tips from the Network: Western Oregon University (WOU) celebrates National Transfer Student Week

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

This is one of 8 articles in the November 2019 newsletter. Western Oregon University (WOU) recently celebrated National Transfer Student Week (NTSW) to promote awareness of transfer students and the professionals who support them on their journey. Learn more about NTSW at WOU here. NTSW is an annual event organized by the National Institute for […]

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Targeting Transfer Students

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

This is one of 8 articles in the November 2019 newsletter. A number of institutions across the country are undertaking efforts that target transfer students—recruiting them and making transfer easier: See the October 14 Education Dive article on making transfers easier between two- and four-year institutions. Data show that more than 50,000 students each year […]