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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

This is one of 7 articles in the March 2021 newsletter. 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 […]

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Transfer in the News

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

This is one of 7 articles in the March 2021 newsletter. 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 […]

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The State of Higher Education for Black Californians: Report Just Released

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

This is one of 7 articles in the March 2021 newsletter. The Campaign for College Opportunity recently released a new research report on the social and economic reality faced by Black Californians.  As noted by in the forward by Dr. J. Luke Wood, “[Postsecondary] Institutions must foster concrete change that better enable our colleges and […]

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Interstate Passport Presentation to NASPA, February 18

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

This is one of 7 articles in the March 2021 newsletter. Interstate Passport staff and representatives presented a live briefing on the initiative to the NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education on February 18. Interstate Passport: Streamlining Transfer for Increased Student Success, featured Anna Galas, director of academic leadership initiatives at WICHE; Michael […]

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Recent Projections Suggest the Number of High School Graduates Will Soon Decline. What Does This Mean for Enrollment Management and Transfer Students?

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

This is one of 7 articles in the March 2021 newsletter. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education has recently released the 10th edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of U.S. High School Graduate Numbers Through 2037. Interstate Passport’s Sarah Leibrandt, program manager, interviewed two of the report’s authors, Colleen Falkenstern and Peace […]

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Spotlight – Kathy Callies, Registrar, Dakota State University

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

This is one of 7 articles in the March 2021 newsletter. Registrars have the unique opportunity to engage with students throughout the college student life cycle: Meet Kathy Callies, registrar at Dakota State University Kathy Callies serves as the registrar at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, South Dakota. DSU is the state’s designated information […]

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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

This is one of 7 articles in the March 2021 newsletter. 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, […]

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Interstate Passport Featured in Upcoming Book Release

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series January 2021

This is one of 8 articles in the January 2021 newsletter. A new book on student transfer published by The Gardner Institute and Stylus Publishing will be released on February 15, 2021. The Transfer Experience: A Handbook for Creating a More Equitable and Successful Postsecondary System goes beyond the limited view of transfer as simply […]

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COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress, Final Fall 2020 Report

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series January 2021

This is one of 8 articles in the January 2021 newsletter. The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) recently released the second report in a series on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student transfer and mobility. This report presents a more complete picture of fall 2020 transfer patterns and shows sharp declines in enrollment and […]

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New Program Manager Joins Interstate Passport Team

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series January 2021

This is one of 8 articles in the January 2021 newsletter. As part of expanding staff capacity through the ECMC Foundation grant, Interstate Passport is pleased to welcome a new staff member, Dr. Sarah Leibrandt, Ph.D., as Program Manager. Dr. Leibrandt has served as a senior research analyst at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher […]