Advising for Interstate Passport Success

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 and engaged advisors. DeAnn Johnson, advisor for Completion and Transferability, Advising Services, and Sherry Simkins, division chair Communication and Fine Arts, discuss how they worked with the existing campus culture to develop advising tools and highlight Interstate Passport in their catalog to make it a seamless part of the advising process.

Interstate Passport: Streamlining Transfer for Increased Student Success

Hosted by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), this webinar introduced participants to Interstate Passport®, a growing national program that facilitates block transfer of completed lower-division general education attainment based on student learning outcomes rather than on specific courses and credits. The webinar featured administrators from NWCCU accredited institutions from Alaska, Idaho, and Utah who provided their perspective on the benefits of joining and implementing Interstate Passport on their campuses.

Students who transfer with a Passport to another member institution are recognized as having completed all lower-division general education requirements prior to transfer, regardless of course titles and number of credits.


Anna Galas, former director of academic leadership initiatives, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Daniel T. Kline, professor of English and director of General Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage

Sherry Simkins, division chair for Communication and Fine Arts at North Idaho College

Michael Torrens, director of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation at Utah State University

Part 4 of 4: Communicating with Students: The Role of Advising and Marketing

This is the fourth of a four-part video series that provides an overview on the very important advising and marketing.  We welcome you to view this instructional video to learn more about how Network member institutions advise on and market Interstate Passport.

Part 1 of 4: Becoming a Member of Interstate Passport: An Introduction

This is the first of a four-part video series that provides an overview on becoming a member of the Interstate Passport Network.  We welcome you to view a brief introduction to Interstate Passport provided by Anna Galas, former director of Academic Leadership Initiatives at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Part 2 of 4: The Role of Faculty

The Faculty Role – Mapping Outcomes and Building a Block Video

Faculty play an integral role in the Interstate Passport program. This video introduces their role in mapping learning outcomes and constructing institutions’ Passport Blocks.