The Passport State Facilitators serve as the point of contact for all faculty and stakeholders in each passport state, and are responsible for convening and facilitating conversations within and across institutions. They are integral in assembling faculty to serve on the Passport Learning Outcomes and Criteria and Assessment Teams, and they oversee requests for feedback from institutions and other stakeholders. The PSFs facilitate data collection for the project, document and report activities in the states, and will be part of the culminating project activity, the Passport Agreement.
Colorado is one of the most educated states in the nation, ranking high in the percentage of adults who attended college and hold bachelor's degrees. But state funding for higher education isn't what it used to be -- according to the American Council on Education, state support shrank nearly 70 percent between 1980 and 2011. The same study says funding could dry up completely by 2019; so perhaps it's no coincidence that the revenue public colleges and universities here get from tuition has increased every year since 2007.