Interstate Passport Review Board
The Passport Review Board is the policy-making body of the Interstate Passport program.
The Board consists of one member from each participating state as well as transfer, learning outcomes and assessment experts. The Passport Review Board (PRB) meets in person once annually and electronically as necessary to review results as well as to discuss any issues brought forward by a state or institution. The PRB will be able to require a Network member institution to make changes, if needed, or to give up its Passport status if its students are not being well served.
Members include the Passport State Facilitators, who represent their constituents on the Board and serve unlimited terms. Other individuals, selected to serve at-large for a two-year term, have special expertise relevant to Interstate Passport issues and operations.
Systematic Checks and Balances via Board, Facilitators, Staff
On a quarterly, annual and ongoing basis, the Board:
- Develops and approves the bylaws for the Interstate Passport Network
- Approves business and sustainability plans for the Passport
- Establishes policies and procedures for participation in the Passport as outlined in the bylaws
- Approves new institutions and states for participation
- Reviews academic progress data from participating institutions
- Recommends appropriate actions
- Publishes an annual report on the status of the Interstate Passport program
- Recommends new directions for research and operations
Passport State Facilitators are the point of contact for all faculty and stakeholders in each Interstate Passport state. They communicate with faculty about the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria and oversee requests for feedback from institutions and other stakeholders. They provide valuable analysis and opinion and work closely with staff to ensure smooth implementation of the program.
The project staff has overall responsibility for the program. They communicate with and oversee all other committees, teams, consultants and others involved with Interstate Passport.
Senior Associate Director, Academic Affairs
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Professor of Geography
California State University, Sacramento
College of Social Sciences
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Thomas B. Steen
University of North Dakota
Academic and Student Affairs Policy Specialist
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
System Vice President for Academic Affairs
South Dakota Board of Regents
Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs
Utah State Board of Regents
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Laramie County Community College
Associate Professor of History
Utah State University
State Policy/Transfer Expert
Metropolitan Community College Kansas City
Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders Representative
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
University of Hawaii System