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Interstate Passport Network Expansion Continues

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series July 2020

The Interstate Passport Network is pleased to welcome 15 new member institutions that have joined in the last 60 days. Two institutions in Alaska – University of Alaska Southeast and University of Alaska Fairbanks – became new members in May. The state of Alaska now has three member institutions in the IP Network (University of […]

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An Interview with John Gardner of the John N. Gardner Institute

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series July 2020

John Gardner serves as the chair and chief executive officer of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, which works with colleges and universities to strengthen their resolve and processes to undertake assessment and other improvement actions to increase student learning and retention. The Institute focuses its work on the use of […]

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Meet the Passport State Facilitator for Alaska

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series July 2020

Dan Kline, Passport State Facilitator for the state of Alaska, is a professor of English and director of general education at the University of Alaska Anchorage, which became a member of the Interstate Passport Network in 2018. Dan was instrumental in shepherding UAA through the application process; he also serves as the institution liaison for UAA. […]

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The Latest News on Student Transfer

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series July 2020

1. Why so few students transfer from community colleges to four-year universities By Jill Barshay, Hechinger Report, June 1, 2020 This article summarizes the results of research conducted in California on why so many students who begin college at community colleges do not transfer to four-year institutions – despite intentions to do so – or […]

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American Council on Education to use Passport Learning Outcomes as a Workforce Framework

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series July 2020

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and the American Council on Education announce a collaboration to help more students with prior learning attain high-quality postsecondary credentials. WICHE’s Interstate Passport Network®, with 46 members in 15 states, enables block transfer of completed lower-division general education among participating institutions based on an agreed upon set […]