Transfer in the News

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Targeting Transfer Students

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series November 2019

A number of institutions across the country are undertaking efforts that target transfer students—recruiting them and making transfer easier: See the October 14 Education Dive article on making transfers easier between two- and four-year institutions. Data show that more than 50,000 students each year who could succeed at a four-year institution do not transfer, too […]

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Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities features Interstate Passport

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series November 2019

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) recently featured a piece on Interstate Passport in their e-newsletter, the Beacon. The piece, written by Patricia Shea, Senior Adviser for Academic Leadership Initiatives at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, details what the Interstate Passport program is, why it’s needed, and how it works. Read […]

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Check out the latest news on student transfer!

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series September 2019

An Education Dive article, Gen ed startup partners with university to offer transfer credit for online classes, describes how a start-up company is partnering with higher education to facilitate transfer in Pittsburgh. Outlier.org will launch September 9 to offer two 14-week general education courses at $400 each with credit to be awarded by the University […]

Advising for Interstate Passport Success

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series November 2019

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 1:00pm MT North Idaho College (NIC) joined the Interstate Passport Network in February 2018 and in a short time has successfully implemented Interstate Passport across its campus by engaging faculty, awarding Passports, reporting data, and advising students about the benefits of earning a Passport. Learn how NIC implemented Interstate Passport […]

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Student Transfer in the News

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series August 2019

Interstate Passport Network institutions map Passport Learning Outcomes to their curriculum to develop their Passport Block. As described above by Brown-Herbst of Laramie County Community College, mapping is used to develop Guided Pathways within the Passport Block. Now a recent article featured in Education Dive suggests that mapping could be a key to developing “universal […]

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Student transfer facts

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series August 2019

What factors contribute to two- to four-year transfer student success in obtaining a bachelors degree within six years of initial enrollment at the community college? The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released an update of its Tracking Transfer (Signature Report 13) with information from the 2011 cohort. The report provides insight into some of […]

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Topics related to student transfer

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series July 2019

Inside Higher Ed featured several articles this past month that discussed topics related to student transfer.  The article, Few Students of Defunct For-Profit Chains Have Transferred, examines data shared with lawmakers by the Department of Education on transfer rates of students from defunct for-profit institutions. Two opinion pieces, Navigating Academic and Student Affairs for Pathways […]

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Check out articles, blogs and reports on student transfer

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

A recent article, Universities that are recruiting older students often leave them floundering, published in the Hechinger Report examines what institutions are doing to serve non-traditional student who are older, have children, and are transfer students. Read more to find out what is working and what lessons have been learned. An Inside Higher Ed blog, […]

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Check out the news about student transfer

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series May 2019

Inside Higher Ed opinion piece, Community college four-year degrees are smart policy, not mission creep, explores how community colleges offering bachelor’s degrees may better serve transfer students and may address the “racial transfer gap.” An article, Clearing Transfer Pipelines, in the Community College Journal of the American Association of Community Colleges features a variety of […]

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The latest on student transfer

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series April 2019

Last week, The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article, Here’s What Trump’s Executive Order on Free Speech Says, which discusses the key items of the executive order. Interestingly, the order also requires an annual report by the U.S. Secretary of Education on successful State and institutional efforts on student transfer rates and degree completion […]