Insterstate Passport® Briefing

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The transfer landscape in the U.S.

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series February 2019

Interstate Passport® is excited to announce its upcoming webinar The Transfer Landscape in the U.S., starting at 1:00 PM Mountain on February 25, 2019.  This webinar will be presented by Doug Shapiro, executive research director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC). NSCRC publishes reports highlighting national student transfer patterns and how student mobility is […]

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First institution from the state of Minnesota joins the Interstate Passport Network!

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series February 2019

Concordia University, St. Paul is the latest institution to join the Interstate Passport Network (Network), coming aboard on January 3, 2019. Established in 1893, Concordia University, St. Paul is a private, comprehensive liberal arts university that offers over 80 programs for students seeking traditional undergraduate, degree completion, graduate, or doctoral degrees. It offers numerous scholarship […]

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Opportunity and need: Interstate Passport and military and veteran student

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series February 2019

By Thomas B. Steen, PhD, Passport State Facilitator Recently in Orlando, three of us “Passporters” participated in the United States’ largest gathering of student veterans. The Student Veterans of America’s (SVA) national conference is held annually to provide support and advice for students currently serving in one of the U.S. branches of service and for […]

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Delivering the Interstate Passport message on a college campus

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series February 2019

Miya Walker is the director of college relations, public affairs and governmental relations at Cerritos College in California and oversees the district’s external relations with local communities and governmental agencies in addition to the campus media, advertising, marketing and web administration. Walker also is the Interstate Passport campus marketing representative for Cerritos and facilitates the […]

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What’s the latest on student transfer

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series February 2019

Education Dive featured two articles this past month that address student transfer. The first article discusses how veterans are underrepresented at top US colleges. The second article examines how transfer students from community colleges fare compared to those who matriculate from high school. Enrolling More Veterans at High-Graduation-Rate Colleges and Universities explores barriers including transfer […]

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The latest on student transfer

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series January 2019

In The Chronicle of Higher Education a recent article, Inside the UC System’s New Focus on Transfer Students, discusses strategies being employed by the University of California System to increase the number of transfer students in its total student population. Inside Higher Ed featured two articles this past month that address student transfer. The first […]

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Meet the California Passport State Facilitator

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series January 2019

Tom Krabacher is the chair and a faculty member of the Department of Geography at the California State University (CSU), Sacramento. For over 25 years he has instructed students in a variety of geography courses on topics covering climate, population, and demographics. For the past decade, Krabacher has also served on the statewide Academic Senate […]

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National transfer patterns between states: why they matter

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series January 2019

By Michael Torrens, director of institutional research and accreditation, Utah State University My office has been spending time recently using the Interstate Passport’s newly expanded interactive website displaying student transfer data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The data, mapping, and visualizations have provided us with new insight into national patterns of undergraduate student […]

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Joining Interstate Passport as a state or one institution at a time?

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series January 2019

By Jane Sherman, passport state coordinator Of the 10 states with Interstate Passport Network member institutions, two have included all public colleges and universities as Network members from the beginning, and one is working toward that status now. How and why did those two states each decide to join en bloc? Why is the third […]

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Interstate Passport expands its Student Transfer Destination by State website

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series January 2019

Originally developed by Interstate Passport for the WICHE region several years ago, the Student Transfer Destinations by State website demonstrated transfer patterns of students in the west for the 2006 cohort based on data secured from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC). As the Interstate Passport Network has grown and expanded to a nationwide […]