Interstate Passport  News 

Welcome to Our Newest Member

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The Interstate Passport Network is pleased to welcome North Idaho College as a new member. NIA is a community college in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with over 6,000 students enrolled. It is the first member institution from the State of Idaho and has participated in development activities over the past two years. Sherry Simkins serves as the College's Passport Institution Liaison.

Passport Data Reports Due

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Attention Interstate Passport Registrars and Institutional Researchers: If you have not already done so, please submit your data report to the National Student Clearinghouse on Passports awarded for the fall 2017 term. You may submit the Passport Completion data file to NSC reporting the number of Passports awarded.

 

New Approaches to General Education and the Interstate Passport

Both of the recent Inside Higher Ed articles summarized above describe general education innovations that are not likely to fit neatly into course-and-credit based equivalency systems for students who transfer either to or from the institutions. For colleges and universities more dependent on either sending or receiving transfer students than those highlighted in the article, the need to stay in step with partner institutions' general education course and credit patterns can inhibit innovation.