Higher Education’s Interstate Highway: On Ramping with Interstate Passport


Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 12:00pm MT

This month (July 2017) Interstate Passport, a program that facilitates block transfer of lower-division general education attainment based on learning outcomes, celebrates its first year of operation. In this overview, find out how this grass-roots-initiated program works, why it’s needed, and who’s involved. We’ll tell you what we’ve accomplished, about some of our lessons learned along the way, and where we’re headed to support our nation’s rising numbers of transfer students.


Pat Shea, Director, Academic Leadership Initiatives, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

Pat Shea is the director of academic leadership initiatives for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), one of four regional compacts established by the U.S. Congress in the early 1950s. In this role she provides oversight for two membership organizations of chief academic leaders in the region–the Western Academic Leadership Forum and the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders—and their related projects. Additionally, Shea is the principal investigator for the Interstate Passport, a program designed to facilitate nationwide block transfer of lower division general education based on learning outcomes at institutions participating in the Interstate Passport Network.

Learning Outcomes Handout