Educational Programming

NWCCU Webinar: Interstate Passport: Streamlining Transfer for Increased Student Success

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Noon – 1 pm (Pacific Time)


Anna Galas, Director, Academic Leadership Initiatives, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Dan Kline, Professor of English, Director of General Education, University of Alaska Anchorage
Sherry Simkins, Division Chair, Communication and Fine Arts, North Idaho College
Michael Torrens, Director of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation, Utah State University

This webinar will introduce a 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. 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. Presenters will speak to why Interstate Passport is needed, how it works, the benefits for students, faculty and institutions working toward student success based on their own institutional experiences, and provide the latest data on students who transfer have earned a Passport.