Interstate Passport®  Briefing 

Meet University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville institutional liaison

Beverly Meinzer

Meet Beverly Meinzer who 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, she is a member of Curriculum Committee and was committee chair for the past five years.

Passport Review Board to convene for its annual meeting

Interstate Passport Review Board Meeting

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 -- as well as transfer, learning outcomes, institutional research, evaluation, and state policy experts.

 

Raising awareness across the state

South Dakota Board of Regents promotes Interstate Passport

The South Dakota Board of Regents has been working to better inform its member institutions and students across the state about Interstate Passport and its benefits. An Interstate Passport specific webpage and info graphic explaining the program has recently been created.  Whether students transfer or not, all eligible students earn and are awarded Passports.

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

Kristi Swainston, Programmer Analyst for the Utah State University Registrar’s Office

Kristi Swainston is the 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 the scenes at member institutions who are ensuring Interstate Passport is working by compiling and submitting data to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).

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

Interstate Passport at NAVPA Annual Conference

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 benefits of students earning a Passport, and the requirements for membership in the Interstate Passport Network.  Many conference attendees saw the value of how earning a Passport could benefit the highly mobile student population of active military, veterans, and their families.

Meet South Dakota State University’s director of its First Year Advising Center and coordinator for University Academic Advising

Jody Owen

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.