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UHWO Develops Interstate Passport Dashboard

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series May 2021

The University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu’s institutional research office has created a useful and handy dashboard on Interstate Passport earners at the institution. The number of Passports awarded each semester is reported, and each cohort includes data on educational level, division, student geographic origin, ethnicity, first generation, and gender. The dashboard also reports average-time-to-degree in […]

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National Science Foundation grant awarded to support development of a STEM Passport

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series May 2021

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and New Mexico State University (NMSU), in collaboration with its branch community colleges, have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant that will be the first step toward development of a STEM Passport. Specifically, WICHE and NMSU will use the $300,000 grant over a one-year period to […]

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Call to Action: Help Fix Transfer for Students Nationwide

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series May 2021

David Coleman, Chief Executive Officer of The College Board, has recently joined over 200 higher education leaders of institutions, national organizations, associations, and accrediting agencies in signing WICHE’s Call to Action to help fix transfer for students nationwide. Interstate Passport issued this call last July in the midst of the COVID pandemic, as higher education […]

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COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility and Progress, First Look Spring 2021

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series May 2021

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, April 21, 2021 This latest report from the National Student Clearinghouse is the third in a series that examines transfer patterns since the COVID-19 pandemic started last year. Data show that, two months into the spring term, transfer enrollment is down 7.9 percent, a decline 3.8 times larger than last […]

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Smoothing the Bumps in the Road: How to Better Articulate Articulation

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series May 2021

This webinar presentation, part of the 2021-20 Alliance and Forum annual meeting virtual series, took place April 9, 2021. The session was moderated by Eric Leshinskie, Interim Provost at Maricopa Community Colleges and featured Aisha Lowe, Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, California Community Colleges; Michelle Marks, Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver; and Doug Shapiro, Executive […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Beverly Meinzer, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB)

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series May 2021

Beverly Meinzer serves as the Institutional Liaison for the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, and as the Passport State Facilitator for the state of Arkansas. She teaches Chemistry I and II and is the only full-time instructor in Physical Sciences. Beverly also helps with student orientation and serves on various campus committees. She […]

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Transfer in the News

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series May 2021

Reimagining Transfer for Student Success: The National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit The American Council on Education | March 22, 2021 Connecting the Dots: Scaling Remediation Reform to Promote Equitable Transfer Student Success Alison Kadlec, Tackling Transfer, Inside Higher Ed | March 18, 2021 Using Short-Term Improvement Cycles to Accelerate Progress […]

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Passport Review Board Annual Meeting Convened Virtually on February 11th!

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series March 2021

The Interstate Passport Review Board (PRB) convened virtually for its Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Co-chaired by Paul Disney of Western Oregon University and Kari Brown-Herbst of Laramie County Community College, the board membership includes 16 representatives from Interstate Passport member states, as well as three non-voting affiliate members and two at-large members. […]

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Data from the 2019-2020 Academic Year Continue to Suggest Passport Students Do Well!

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series March 2021

The 2019-2020 Academic Tracking Report was presented to the Passport Review Board during their annual meeting on February 11, 2021 by author Michael Torrens, director of analysis, assessment and accreditation at Utah State University. Passports have been awarded to students since 2016; the total number awarded to date is 49,069 (see table below). Total Number […]

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Transfer in the News

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series March 2021

How to Survive the Enrollment Bust By Nathan D. Grawe, Chronicle of Higher Education, January 13, 2021 The author of this comprehensive article presents fairly sobering data on declining enrollment rates across the country but also highlights efforts at specific colleges and universities that offer possible solutions for maintaining student populations and fulfilling institutional missions. […]