Jody Owen is director of South Dakota State University’s First Year Advising Center and coordinator for University Academic Advising. In her position, Owen is very aware of the challenges facing students today as they navigate their program plans of study toward a four-year degree. The Center works to educate students on the best options to fit their academic needs. One of those options is earning a Passport.
Interstate Passport News
Academic Advisors, who play an active role in serving students at member and prospective member institutions in the Interstate Passport Network, convened September 18-19 in Boulder, CO. The purpose of this workshop was for attendees to learn about the current status of Interstate Passport and how the program assists students through the transfer process.
Over the past several months two Passport Network members have been working to better educate their faculty, staff, and students about Interstate Passport and its benefits.
In its second academic year (2017-18) of implementation, 11,034 students were awarded Passports based on data submitted by 14 participating institutions to the National Student Clearinghouse. Additional institutions are still expected to report. For now, this brings the total number of Passports officially awarded to 23,631 after two years of full implementation.