Ensuring Quality in the Interstate Passport Program

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 11:00am MT

Jane Sherman
Passport State Coordinator, WICHE

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 11:00am MT


Interstate Passport® provides a new way for students to transfer general education learning attainment, but how does it ensure quality learning? Come learn about the Interstate Passport program’s built-in quality assurance mechanisms such as the Academic Progress Tracking, minimum grade requirements, a mapping assignment pilot, the Passport Review Board, and external evaluation. These mechanisms assure receiving institutions of incoming students’ quality of learning while also safeguarding sending institutions’ autonomy in determining how their students meet the Passport Learning Outcomes.


Jane Sherman, Passport State Coordinator, WICHE

Jane Sherman retired as the vice provost for academic policy and evaluation at Washington State University (WSU), as well as the associate director for academic policy at the state of Washington’s Council of Presidents (COP). At WSU she directed institutional planning for internal and external accountability, accreditation, and assessment activities, and transfer policy, among other areas of academic policy and planning. At COP she coordinated statewide initiatives in transfer, dual credit, reverse articulation, and higher education’s response to the Common Core, among others. Prior to her work at WSU, Sherman was the deputy director for academic affairs with the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB). She has held faculty positions in Counseling and Counselor Education at Idaho State University and at the College of Idaho.

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