Join us to review the data shared by the NSC pertaining to Interstate Passport Network institutions in AY 2021-2022 and WICHE staff will share insights into the future of the Interstate Passport program. The Annual Report and other resources will be shared following the meeting. For questions, please contact Olivia Tufo, Manager of Community Engagement and Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org
As higher education continues to navigate the negative impact COVID-19 is having on student enrollment, leaders must be aware that transfer students are also being significantly affected. Learn from national and state level experts about the latest transfer data and trends, what strategies states/institutions are implementing to better serve transfer students now and in the future, and how to improve transfer pathways to increase student success.
Moderator: Eric Leshinskie, Interim Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges
Panelists: Aisha Lowe, Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, California Community Colleges; Michelle Marks, Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver; Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
Rethinking Transfer in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: Interstate Passport
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, faculty, staff, and administrators across the country have reimagined what higher education can do for students. Two institutions in the NWCCU region are prepared to share how they engaged faculty on their campus to rethink the student transfer experience by joining Interstate Passport®. A nationwide program, Interstate Passport enables the block transfer of lower-division general education coursework mapped by faculty to a set of learning outcomes. Panelists from the University of Utah, Salish Kootenai College, and Interstate Passport invite you to learn how Interstate Passport promotes student success by streamlining the transfer process!
Interstate Passport will be presenting at the SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference in November 2021. More details to come once the schedule has been released.
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and New Mexico State University (NMSU) received a one-year planning grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to identify a process to transform postsecondary institutions’ STEM transfer policies and practices by identifying the lower division STEM learning outcomes required for success in Electrical Engineering degree programs. It is anticipated that the planning grant will lead to a longer-term grant from NSF. The multi-year grant would engage multiple institutions in a process to: 1) identify common sets of pre-requisite SLOs for engineering programs and 2) recognize students’ mastery of those STEM learning outcomes regardless of specific courses taken or credits earned. The advisory board will provide input on the current planning grant and guidance on the development of the longer-term grant.
Interstate Passport will be presenting at the 35th Annual Conference for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. More details to come after the schedule is released.
Interstate Passport will be presenting at the upcoming 2021 NACAC National Conference on Friday, September 24th, from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm PT.