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Employers Value Learning Outcomes

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series September 2018

This is one of 4 articles in the September 2018 newsletter. An article, Public May Not Trust Higher Ed, but Employers Do, was included in the August issue of Inside Higher Ed, discusses the perspective that employers have of higher education and the skills that employers highly value when hiring new graduates. In particular, two […]

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Meet Utah State University’s program coordinator for its Veterans Resource Office

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series September 2018

This is one of 4 articles in the September 2018 newsletter. Tony Flores is the program coordinator of Utah State University Veterans Resource Office and a member of Interstate Passport’s Military and Veterans Affairs Committee which focuses on the benefits of Interstate Passport for transfer students, especially active military personnel, veterans, and their families–a highly […]

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Taking Assessment Personally

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series September 2018

This is one of 4 articles in the September 2018 newsletter. Taking Assessment Personally Or, How I Was Reminded of the Value of General Educationby David Smith, director, Office of Assessment, New Mexico State University Since this post was originally published on the Interstate Passport blog in 2016, the state of New Mexico completed a […]

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Interstate Passport Hosts Successful Workshop for Military and Veteran Affairs Advisors

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series August 2018

This is one of 3 articles in the August 2018 newsletter. Campus representatives, who play a vital role in serving active military and veteran students at member and prospective member institutions in the Interstate Passport Network, convened July 17-18 at WICHE in Boulder, CO, to discover how earning a Passport could help students from these […]

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Looking at transfer students in the changing higher education enrollment landscape

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series August 2018

This is one of 3 articles in the August 2018 newsletter. Why aren’t well qualified community college students transferring? Inside Higher Ed explores the variables affecting high achieving students at two-year institutions who are not transferring and how four-year institutions are adapting to the changing landscape of what defines a traditional student. This past month […]

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Does Student Success Stop at Our Gates?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series August 2018

This is one of 3 articles in the August 2018 newsletter. by Micheal Torrens, Director of Institutional Research and Accreditation, Utah State University As the director of institutional research and accreditation at Utah State University (USU), I’ve had a lot of time to work on, and think about, student success. Among a host of measures […]

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The Chronicle of Higher Education and Education Dive Discuss the Loss of Freshman Students and Strategies for Retention

Recent articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Education Dive discuss the loss of freshman students and strategies for retention. The Chronicle of Higher Education featured two articles, A Third of Your Freshmen Disappear. How Can You Keep Them? and Mizzou’s Freshman Class Shrank by a Third Over 2 Years. Here’s How It’s Trying […]

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The New Stealth and Not-So-Stealth Applicants: Transfers

A recent article Inside Higher Ed featured an article that examines the reasons behind how and why transfer students are selecting the institutions that they intend to enroll at for further education. Findings from a National Research Center for College & University Admissions survey of 990 people, who were surveyed in high school and were […]

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These 2-Year and 4-Year College Partnerships Keep Students From Falling Through the Cracks

A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses a variety of partnerships and strategies that 2-Year and 4-Year institutions are utilizing to better serve students in the transfer process. More than a third of college students transfer at least once, but 43 percent of the credits they earn are lost in the process, […]