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Interstate Passport expands its Student Transfer Destination by State website

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

This is one of 5 articles in the January 2019 newsletter. Originally developed by Interstate Passport for the WICHE region several years ago, the Student Transfer Destinations by State website demonstrated transfer patterns of students in the west for the 2006 cohort based on data secured from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC). As […]

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Meet the institutional liaison from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville

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

This is one of 5 articles in the December 2018 newsletter. Meet Beverly Meinzer is an instructor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). Since 2003, her main responsibilities have included teaching courses in chemistry and physical science, as well as serving as a faculty advisor to about 70 students. In addition, […]

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Equity and transfer students

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

This is one of 5 articles in the December 2018 newsletter. 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 […]

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Interstate Passport’s equity agenda

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series December 2018

This is one of 5 articles in the December 2018 newsletter. by Jane Sherman, Passport State Coordinator Interstate Passport is specifically designed to save students time and money and to encourage them to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree by certifying that they have achieved transfer-ready learning. This combination of characteristics – economy and encouragement […]

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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

This is one of 5 articles in the December 2018 newsletter. 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 […]

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Passport Review Board to Convene for its Annual Meeting

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series December 2018

This is one of 5 articles in the December 2018 newsletter. The Interstate Passport Review Board will hold its annual meeting in Boulder, Colorado, January 31, 2019 – February 1, 2019. The Board consists of the Passport State Facilitator from each member state — Arkansas, California, Idaho, Hawaii, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming — […]

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Working to improve the transfer process for students

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

This is one of 5 articles in the November 2018 newsletter. 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 […]

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Meet the programmer analyst who is behind the data for Network member Utah State University

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

This is one of 5 articles in the November 2018 newsletter. Kristi Swainston is a Programmer Analyst for the Utah State University Registrar’s Office. Her main responsibilities in her position include querying student information from the Banner database and building reports from this information. In addition, Swainston is one of the multitude of personnel behind […]

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Reverse Transfer plus Interstate Passport®: A partnership to help transfer students

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series November 2018

This is one of 5 articles in the November 2018 newsletter. By Roland Squire, WICHE Consultant Registrar Expert Reverse Transfer using the technology provided by the National Student Clearinghouse (https://reversetransfer.org/) allows students who transfer without earning an Associate degree to be awarded that degree after transfer to a four-year institution. Receiving that credential may encourage […]

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Interstate Passport at the National Association of Veteran Program Administrators Annual Conference

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

This is one of 5 articles in the November 2018 newsletter. This past month Interstate Passport had a strong presence at the National Association of Veteran Program Administrators (NAVPA) Annual Conference held in Orlando, FL. During the week-long conference, staff manned the Interstate Passport table and was able to meet with conference attendees, explain the […]