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® Briefing
The Interstate Passport Briefing is a monthly newsletter that presents information on program activities, member institutions, research and reports on student transfer, and upcoming conferences, presentations and webinars.
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.
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.
The Interstate Passport Network is pleased to welcome College of the Siskiyous as its newest member. College of Siskiyous is a community college located at the base of Mount Shasta in the northern California town of Weed and has an enrollment of over 5,000 students. It is the second member institution from the state of California. Superintendent/President of the College of the Siskiyous Dr.
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 mobile population that often must transfer. In his position, Flores is all too familiar with the story of a veteran student who has had to repeat courses and/or lost credits while transferring, ultimately costing the student more time and money. “Earning a Passpo
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 skills identified are critical thinking and oral communication.
The National Student Clearinghouse recently released its third report on transfer and mobility. The report, Signature Report 15: Transfer and Mobility: A National View of Student Movement in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011 Cohort, examines the transfer pathways of students who started postsecondary education in fall 2011.
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 mobile populations.