A recent article in the New York Times reports that the number of out-of-state freshmen attending public colleges and universities has nearly doubled since 1986. The Great Out-of-State Migration: Where Students Go (August 26, 2017) presents 2014 data from the U.S. Department of Education that shows the flow of students for each state: the number who leave for college elsewhere, and the number of students coming in from other states.
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.
New laws in Oregon and Virginia, both seeking to improve graduation rates and in-state transfer between two-year and four-year institutions, have some elements similar to the Interstate Passport – namely, allowing students to transfer without losing credits for completed work, or having to repeat successfully completed coursework.
Oregon Seeks to Improve Instate Transfer
A new report from Third Way, a public policy and advocacy organization, makes urgent the need for an effective and affordable higher education system – stating that higher education “is now a necessity, not a luxury.” State of American Higher Education Outcomes by Michael Itzkowitz (July 2017) illustrates that achieving better postsecondary outcomes must be a priority for policymakers.
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, December 2-5, Dallas; Pat Shea, Jane Sherman
- New England Board of Higher Education, Improving Transfer in New England, January 19, 2018, Worcester, MA; Pat Shea, Jane Sherman
- National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, February 7-9, 2018, Atlanta, Kate Springsteen
The last Interstate Passport webinar of the calendar year will be presented on Thursday, November 2. Developing the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria in Quantitative Literacy will feature faculty team chair Jonathan Bodrero and Mapping State Coordinator Bob Turner, who will explain the process of developing learning outcomes and proficiency criteria in quantitative literacy.
A newly designed and streamlined website for the Interstate Passport program was launched last week with improved navigation and graphics. The new site, created by Educational Marketing Group, an education consulting company based in Colorado, is targeted at network members and potential members as well as students. The new site was launched in conjunction with our marketing campaign intended to reach two- and four-year institutions nationwide.