The Interstate Passport Initiative

  • Interstate Faculty Teams

    Creative Expression
    Interstate Faculty Team

    Critical Expression Team

    Team members include (top to bottom, left to right): Miguel Chuaqui (UT), Greg Brister (ND), Diane Tarter (OR), Wojciech Lorenc (HI), Jessica Curran (UT), Michael Phillips (OR), Charlette Moe (ND), Paul Wickline (CA), Susan Lum (HI)

    Critical Thinking
    Interstate Faculty Team

    Human Cultures Interstate Faculty Team Members

    Team members include (top to bottom, left to right): Dan Crump (CA), Jackie Ray (OR), Lynn Dilivio (SD)Bill Shay (ND), Alan Church (ND), James West (HI), Paul Disney (OR), Ryan Thomas (UT), Olivia George (HI), Kati Lewis (UT)

  • Passport State Facilitators

    Passport State Facilitators group photo
    The Passport State Facilitators are (from left to right): Thomas Steen, Debra David, Kari Brown-Herbst, Richard Dubanoski, Teddi Safman, Sean Pollack, and Paul Turman.

    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.

  • Interstate Faculty Teams

    Natural Sciences Interstate
    Faculty Team Members

    Natural Sciences Interstate Faculty Team Members

    Team members include (top to bottom, left to right): Michael Reese (HI), Adam Dastrup (UT), Farah Firtha (CA), Larry Smith (UT), Patty Flatt (OR), Thomas Krabacher-CHAIR (CA), Meredith Roehrs (WY), Fenny Cox (HI), Tom Steen (ND), and Madhav Nepal (SD)

    Human Cultures Interstate
    Faculty Team Members

    Human Cultures Interstate Faculty Team Members

    Team members include (top to bottom, left to right): Melissa McAllister (WY), Dolores Davison (CA), Paul Lococo (HI), Suzanne Falgout (HI), Daniel McInerney (UT), Laura Vidler - CHAIR (SD), Larry Peterson (ND),and Stefan Frazier (CA)

The Passport originated as a grass-roots effort by academic leaders in the WICHE region. While the overarching goal of the project is simple - to eliminate unnecessary repetition of academic work after students transfer - the ramifications of this goal are profound. The Passport is designed to improve graduation rates, shorten time to degree, and save students money. It can also strengthen existing articulation agreements and help institutions in continuous improvement efforts. All of the Passport elements have been designed by faculty, registrars, institutional researchers, and academic advisors. These individuals have come together in both intra and interstate meetings to develop the new framework that is based on learning outcomes and transfer-level proficiency criteria, rather than credits and courses. To learn more about this project, please follow the links on the menu at left. Please feel free to contact us; we look forward to hearing from you!