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Academic Success of Passport Students Post-Transfer

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series March 2020

This is one of 6 articles in the March 2020 newsletter. By Michael Torrens, Utah State University A crucial element of participation in the Interstate Passport Network is the reporting each institution provides on Passports awarded and the post-transfer academic progress of students with Passports. Participation in the Passport Network involves a certain amount of […]

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UPDATE! State Policies on Transfer and Articulation

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series March 2020

This is one of 6 articles in the March 2020 newsletter. We reported on the Education Commission of the States’ 50-State Comparison: Transfer and Articulation Policies in our last newsletter. This month ECS has released an updated report: At least 30 states have policies requiring a transferable core of lower-division courses and statewide guaranteed transfer […]

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Student Transfer in the News

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series March 2020

This is one of 6 articles in the March 2020 newsletter. 4-year college costs push minorities into community colleges By MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY – Associated Press – Sunday, January 19, 2020, WASHINGTON TIMES As many low-income minority students increasingly are leaving four-year institutions due to rising tuition costs and lack of supports, one college in Palatine, Illinois […]

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SPOTLIGHT: The role of the registrar and Interstate Passport

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series March 2020

This is one of 6 articles in the March 2020 newsletter. LaDawn Miera, Assistant Registrar at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), has been an integral player in the development of Interstate Passport since its inception. As an advisory committee member with other registrars and institutional researchers, Miera helped to identify the key objectives for developing […]

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Interstate Passport Annual Report

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series March 2020

This is one of 6 articles in the March 2020 newsletter. The 2018-19 Interstate Passport Annual Report is now available! The Passport Review Board recently approved the Interstate Passport 2018-2019 Annual Report, which provides a thorough update on the program’s accomplishments during its third year of implementation. Topics covered include the expansion of the Network, […]

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Interstate Passport featured in Change Magazine

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series March 2020

This is one of 6 articles in the March 2020 newsletter. Interstate Passport is featured in the January 28, 2020 issue of Change Magazine. In “The General Education Transfer Highway,” Pat Shea and Jane Sherman make a solid case for utilizing the Passport as a vehicle for completing lower-division general education and, importantly, preparing students […]

Interstate Passport: Streamlining Transfer for Increased Student Success

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:00pm MT Hosted by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 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 […]

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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 […]