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Strategies for Effective Transfer Partnerships

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The latest research report from Davis Jenkins and John Fink of the Community College Resource Center focuses on partnerships between two- and four-year institutions that enable community college entrants to transfer to a four-year institution and earn a bachelor’s degree. Takes Two To Tango: Essential Practices of Highly Effective Transfer Partnerships describes the process undertaken to identify cross-sector partnerships that are high performers for transfer success.

Why General Education?

A new essay by Passport State Coordinator Jane Sherman presents a compelling case for general education in American colleges and universities. The courses and credits that make up general education are different across the country, however, the goals that institutions are trying to attain through general education and the learning outcomes they want their students to achieve turn out to be very similar at many colleges and universities. The Interstate Passport is built around the general education core because that is the common element of degree programs.

APLU Calls for New Commitment to Student and Workforce Needs

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A new report from the Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU) urges public universities to not only help prepare students for success in life but also to address workforce needs and prepare students for successful professional careers. The report, Ready for Jobs, Career, and a Lifetime: Public Research Universities and Credentials that Count, offers several recommendations for public universities to help better prepare their graduates.

Upcoming Webinars on Student Information Systems

The Advisory Committee for Registrars and Institutional Researchers will be presenting a series of webinars for their colleagues in all member states on preparing and submitting Passport data files in three different student information systems. Interstate Passport Network member institutions primarily use three different systems: Banner, Colleague and PeopleSoft. A webinar will be presented on the process and steps for compiling and submitting data to the National Student Clearinghouse for each of the three systems.