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Interstate Passport Implementation - Registrars and Institutional Researchers, Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 12pm MDT

This webinar details the work needed by Registrars and Institutional Researchers to fully implement the Interstate Passport. Implementation is helped significantly by the partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse; their role is outlined in the presentation. While there is work that needs to be done up front, most tasks can be fully automated so that ongoing work is minimized. The Interstate Passport program has the potential to help a significant number of transfer students and we encourage you to participate.

Speakers: Roland Squire and Michael Torrens

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Roland Squire
Passport Registrar Expert
WICHE
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Roland Squire has served as the university registrar for Utah State University (USU) for four years. He has worked on the Interstate Passport project from its start. Prior to working for USU he had a career in information systems, first as a systems developer with Salt Lake City and then as the management information services director for the Utah Department of Public Safety. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Utah State University. Prior to attending USU Squire served four years in the Air Force assigned to the White House Communications Agency. 
 

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Michael Torrens
Director, Analysis Assessment and Accreditation
Utah State University
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Michael Torrens is director of Analysis, Assessment & Accreditation (AAA) at Utah State University, a premier student-centered, land-grant and space-grant university. He leads institutional research, assessment, and accreditation efforts. The AAA office is a resource for data-driven decisions, serving USU's students, faculty, staff, administration, and the wider community. Previously, Torrens served as director of Applied Research & Innovation at CFED in Washington, D.C., where he managed the Local Capital Market Investment Fund and led asset-building research, program development and policy work for six years. Prior to his work in Washington, he served as executive director of New Jersey Community Capital. His international work encompasses Zimbabwe, Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and M.P.P. from Princeton University.

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Higher Education's Interstate Highway: On Ramping with Interstate Passport, Tuesday, July 25th 12:00pm MDT

This month (July 2017) Interstate Passport, a program that facilitates block transfer of lower-division general education attainment based on learning outcomes, celebrates its first year of operation. In this overview, find out how this grass-roots-initiated program works, why it’s needed, and who’s involved. We’ll tell you what we’ve accomplished, about some of our lessons learned along the way, and where we’re headed to support our nation’s rising numbers of transfer students.  

Speaker: Pat Shea

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 Director, Academic Leadership Initiatives
 Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
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Pat Shea is the director of academic leadership initiatives for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), one of four regional compacts established by the U.S. Congress in the early 1950s.  In this role she provides oversight for two membership organizations of chief academic leaders in the region--the Western Academic Leadership Forum and the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders—and their related projects.  Additionally, Shea is the principal investigator for the Interstate Passport, a program designed to facilitate nationwide block transfer of lower division general education based on learning outcomes at institutions participating in the Interstate Passport Network.  

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Developing the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria, Human Society and the Individual: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 

Chair of the Human Society and the Individual faculty team, Jonathan Carrier, will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how the team was able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.

Speakers: Jonathan Carrier

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 Center for Teaching and Learning, Assistant Director
 Psychology Faculty
 Laramie County Community College
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Jonathan Carrier is the Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and a Full-Time Psychology Instructor at Laramie County Community College. He mentors and trains faculty in pedagogy, assessment, curriculum design and development, and best practices in classroom management. Previously, he was the School Chair of Math and Sciences at Laramie County Community College and has also been a Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counselor. Carrier holds a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from East Tennessee State University and a dual M.S. in Community Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from Portland State University. He is completing a Ph.D. in Leadership with a Specialization in Psychology at the University of the Cumberlands.

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Developing the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria, Teamwork and Value Systems: Friday, April 14, 2017 

Members of the Teamwork and Value Systems faculty team Rebekah Villafana and William Albritton will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how they were able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.

Speakers: Rebekah Villafana and William Albritton

Rebekah Villafaña
Associate Adjunct Instructor, Sociology
College of the Canyons
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Rebekah Villafaña is currently an Associate Adjunct Instructor, in the Sociology Department, at College of the Canyons, located in Southern California. Ms. Villafaña currently serves on the Curriculum Committee and Civic Engagement Steering Committee, and she is a co-advisor for the Sociology Club. Ms. Villafaña has a background in basic education and taught English as a Second Language and Evidence-Based Reading Instruction in the Division of Adult and Career Education for Los Angeles Unified School District for 10 years.  As such, she bridges the gap for under prepared students by incorporating Reading Apprenticeship strategies, using Sociological reading content at the community college level. Her Baccalaureate of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees are both in Sociology and were earned at California State University, Northridge. Additionally, she holds a Full-Time Adult Education Teaching Credential, from the University of San Diego. In her spare time she loves to read, cook, and garden. 

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Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science
Leeward Community College
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William Albritton is an Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science (ICS) at Leeward Community College, where he has taught since 2008. Past and current positions within the college include IT Committee Chair, Curriculum Committee Chair, and Faculty Senate Chair. His community service includes volunteering at science fairs, computer education events, and Access Surf. Previously, he taught ICS courses at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for 6 years, and also taught scuba diving on Maui as a PADI Scuba Instructor and taught English in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT). Albritton received his BA in Physics and minor in Japanese from Oberlin College, and an MS in ICS from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

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Developing the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria, Human Cultures: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 

Members of the Human Cultures faculty team Laura Vidler and Melissa McAllister will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how they were able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.

Speakers: Laura Vidler and Melissa McAllister

Photo of Laura VidlerLaura Vidler 
Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
Professor of Spanish
University of South Dakota
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Laura Vidler is Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of South Dakota. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine and has published numerous studies on performance theory and drama of the Spanish Golden Age. Vidler is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater. She is also founder and director of The Comedia Theory Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes performance and performance studies. She was previously Professor and Program Director of Spanish at the United States Military Academy, West Point.

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Instructor, English as Second Language
St. Petersburg College, FL
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Melissa McAllister served as Wyoming’s faculty liaison for the Human Cultures interstate faculty team. She has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for more than fifteen years, and is currently a faculty member at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, FL. Throughout her career in higher education, she has taken on roles that support student success through a variety of roles. McAllister has a B.A. in international studies from Emory University and an M.S. in teaching ESL & applied linguistics from Georgia State University, and she is a doctoral candidate in curriculum & instruction at the University of Wyoming.

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Developing the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria, Written Communication Communication: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 

Members of the Written Communication faculty team James Goodman and Teresa Tande will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how they were able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.

Speakers: James Goodman and Teresa Tande

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James Goodman
Dean of Arts & Sciences
Leeward Community College
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James Goodman has served at Leeward Community College in Pearl City, Hawaiʻi as Dean of Arts & Sciences since 1995.  He has chaired his campus’ Developmental Education Committee and has worked with his faculty to develop a number of programs including the AS in Natural Sciences.  He chaired the Passport Learning Outcomes Team for Written Communication in 2012 and later recruiting faculty for Round II.  Prior, he was an Associate Professor in Art and served as Faculty Senate Chair.  Goodman earned his BFA and MFA at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 

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Teresa Tande
Associate Professor English/Humanities
Lake Region State College
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Teresa  Tande, associate professor of English/Humanities/Communication at Lake Region State College, has held her full-time position the past eight years, following 20 years as a part-time instructor. During that time she also taught high school and then middle school English. She is involved with the state General Education Council, having just served as its president. In addition to several language arts related state initiatives, Tande is also involved with the college’s retention, diversity, and accreditation committees. Tande received her B.S. in music and English and her Master’s in Education and her National Board Certification in Language Arts.  

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Developing the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria: Critical Thinking: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 

Members of the Critical Thinking faculty team Paul Disney and James West will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how they were able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.

Speakers: Paul Disney and James West

Paul Disney
Adjunct Instructor of Business/Economics
Western Oregon University
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Paul Disney is currently teaching business management as an adjunct instructor at Western Oregon University. Previous to this position he served as a U.S. Army Aviator and retired after 30 years of active service with the rank of Colonel in 2010.   He is a 1980 graduate of Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania, and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Boston University.  Paul attended the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and graduated with a Masters of Strategic Studies in June 2002.

James A. West
Arts & Humanities D
Leeward Community College
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James West has served as chair of the Arts & Humanities Division at Leeward Community College since 2001. He is also chair of Leeward's General Education Committee. Previously, he has served as faculty senate chair. West received his BA and MA in philosophy from the University of Hawai'i.

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Interstate Passport Mapping Pilot: Uploading and Scoring Student Artifacts Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 2:00pm MST

This webinar focuses on uploading and scoring student artifacts in Aqua. You will learn what Aqua by Taskstream is and how to create your password and access Aqua, enter assignment information, and score the assignments in this platform.

Speakers: Janine Fusco and Jeff Reid

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Developing the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria: Oral Communication: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 

Chair of the Oral Communication faculty team, Sharon Cox, will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how the team was able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.

Speaker: Sharon Cox

 Photo of Sharon CoxSharon Cox 
 Lecturer of Accountancy
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Sharon Cox is currently a lecturer of accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to this, she was an assistant professor at University of Hawai‘i – West Oahu from 2008-2014, at University of New Mexico from 2007-2008, and at University of Hawai‘i – Manoa from 2001-2007. Cox holds a B.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, in accounting from Pace University, an M.B.A. in accounting from Pace University, and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Kentucky.

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Scoring Student Artifacts Against Passport Learning Outcomes: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

This webinar focuses on using the rubrics to score student artifacts for the Interstate Passport mapping project. You will learn how to effectively and efficiently use these rubrics. Prior to watching the recording, faculty members should review the student artifacts listed below. 

Speakers: Peter Ewell and Marianne Boeke

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Developing the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria: Creative Expression: Wednesday November 16th, 2016 

Members of the Creative Expression faculty team Michael Phillips and Paul Wickline will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how they were able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs. 

Speakers: Michael Phillips and Paul Wickline

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 Associate Professor of Theatre
 Western Oregon University
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Michael Phillips has been a professor of theatre at Western Oregon University since 2003, where he teaches theatre history, directing and musical theatre.  He is also the artistic director of Portal Theatre, which specializes in devised, original work.  Phillips is deeply engaged in public science, exploring ways to communicate science through theatre.  Previously, he was on the faculty of Millersville University of Pennsylvania.  Phillips received his B.S.E. from Arkansas State University in Speech Communication and Dramatic Art, his MA in Theatre from Western Washington University, and his PhD in Theatre from the University of Oregon.

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 Paul Wickline
 Theatre Department Chair/Academic Senate President
 College of the Canyons
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Paul Wickline has served as the department chair of the theatre program at College of the Canyons since 2008 and the outcomes assessment coordinator since 2010. Wickline currently serves as the president of the Academic Senate. Previously he served as the Artistic Director of the Walla Walla Community College theatre program (2003-2007). Recently, he was selected to participate in the AAC&U Faculty Collaboratives project. Wickline received his BA in Education with endorsements in Theatre and English from Western Washington University and an ME (Master Teacher in Theatre) from Central Washington University. In 2013 he completed the Certificate in Community College Professional Leadership at Claremont Graduate University.

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Developing the PLOs and PC: Natural Sciences, Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 12:00 pm Mountain

Members of the Natural Sciences faculty team Thomas Krabacher and Patricia Flatt will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how they were able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.

Speakers: Patricia Flatt and Thomas Krabacher

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 Patricia Flatt
 Associate Professor of Chemistry
 Western Oregon University
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Patricia Flatt’s educational background includes a M.S. in plant ecology from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Vanderbilt University, where she conducted research on the molecular mechanisms of cancer biology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in marine natural products chemistry in the college of pharmacy at Oregon State University. Flatt currently holds the rank of associate professor of chemistry at Western Oregon University where she has developed a new chemistry emphasis degree option in medicinal chemistry and pharmacology.

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 Thomas Krabacher
 Professor of Geography
 California State University, Sacramento
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Thomas Krabacher has been a faculty member in the Department of Geography at the California State University, Sacramento for over 25 years. His academic interests are in the areas of population/demographics and climate change, particularly as they apply to Sub-Saharan Africa, where he has conducted fieldwork in Sierra Leone, Mali, and South Africa. For the past decade Krabacher has also served on the statewide Academic Senate of the CSU, with responsibility for monitoring higher education legislation at the state level.  He received his BS and MA from Michigan State University and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Davis.

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Constructing your Institution's Passport Block: Perspectives from 4-Year and 2-Year Institutions, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:00 pm Mountain

What’s involved in creating a Passport Block? Who and what should be included? How long will it take? What happens when it’s completed? If you are curious about these questions, this webinar is for you. Come learn about how to construct a Passport Block from the perspectives of both 2-year and 4-year institutions.

Speakers: Kari Brown-Herbst and Thomas Steen 

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 Kari Brown-Herbst
 Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
 Laramie County Community College
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Kari Brown-Herbst is the Director for the Center for Teaching & Learning at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her responsibilities include faculty development and support and student learning assessment. Kari currently serves as faculty representative to the LCCC Foundation Board and is also a member of the Peer Review Corps of the Higher Learning Commission. Before arriving at LCCC, she received her Master's in Education Technology from Marian University (Wisconsin) and her Bachelor's in Sociology with an Education endorsement from Kalamazoo College (Michigan). Kari has 18 years of K-12 teaching experience in Alaska and Wisconsin, and began her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati. She is currently studying for her Ed.D. in Instructional Technology at the University of Wyoming. Her research interests include investigating the impact of purposeful faculty development on student retention in the online environment.

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 Professor Emeritus
 University of North Dakota
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Tom Steen is the Past Director of Essential Studies, the University of North Dakota’s program in general education. Tom was appointed as the first Essential Studies director when the program was implemented in 2008, and he frequently speaks and writes about GE issues such as program design, student learning assessment, and transfer policy. Tom also served as the president of the North Dakota General Education Council in its initial year, co-led the state’s work in the AAC&U’s Quality Collaboratives project, and is now serving his second term on the Executive Council of the Association of General and Liberal Studies (AGLS). He received his education at Calvin College (A.B.), University of Oregon (M.S.), and the Ohio State University (Ph.D.). Tom’s academic specialty is teacher education for physical education; he is also a Professor Emeritus at UND in Kinesiology and Public Health.

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Focusing on Student Mobility and Transfer: A National View, Thursday, September 29th, 2016 11:00 am MDT

What do student mobility and transfer pathways look like in the nation today? What’s their relationship to student success? Find out what data from the National Student Clearinghouse tell us in answer to these questions and where there might be some opportunities to better serve our growing transfer population.

Speaker: Afet Dundar

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Afet Dundar
Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research
National Student Clearinghouse
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Afet Dundar is Director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. She plays a leading role in producing the Research Center’s Signature Report series of national reports on student outcomes and annual High School Benchmarks Report. Dr Dundar is responsible for the daily operations of the Research Center, as well as has a leadership role in developing the center's research agenda. She has contributed to numerous publications on student access and success outcomes. Prior to joining the Clearinghouse, Dundar was assistant director for research at the Project on Academic Success (PAS) at Indiana University. She has a Ph.D. in education policy studies from Indiana University Bloomington.

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Interstate Passport Mapping Pilot: Uploading and Scoring Assignments, Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 12:00 pm MDT

This webinar focuses on uploading and scoring assignments in Aqua. You will learn what Aqua by Taskstream is and how to create your password and access Aqua, enter assignment information, and score the assignments in this platform.

Speakers: Janine Fusco and Jeff Reid

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Interstate Passport Mapping Pilot: Overview, Thursday, August 25th, 2016 2pm MDT

This webinar provides an overview of the Interstate Passport Mapping Pilot including the participants and their roles, how the pilot is being approached, faculty work load, uploading assignments and artifacts, and other resources, and reports. Subsequent webinars will give you a more detailed look at uploading and scoring assignments and student artifacts.

Speaker: Robert "Bob" Turner

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Robert Turner
Passport State Coordinator
WICHE
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Robert "Bob" Turner retired in June 2011 after four years as Oregon University System assistant vice chancellor for academic standards and collaborations. He worked with Oregon’s public universities, statewide faculty senate, and K‐12 and community college leadership on student learning and student transitions among educational institutions. Turner received a B.S. in biology from Seattle University and a Ph.D. in embryology from the University of Oregon, and taught and conducted biology research for over 30 years. He is an emeritus professor of biology at Western Oregon University, where he was honors program director and interim dean of liberal arts and sciences.

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California Community Colleges - Interstate Passport Webinar

Speakers: Robert "Bob" Turner and Thomas Krabacher

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Robert Turner
Passport State Coordinator
WICHE
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Robert "Bob" Turner retired in June 2011 after four years as Oregon University System assistant vice chancellor for academic standards and collaborations. He worked with Oregon’s public universities, statewide faculty senate, and K‐12 and community college leadership on student learning and student transitions among educational institutions. Turner received a B.S. in biology from Seattle University and a Ph.D. in embryology from the University of Oregon, and taught and conducted biology research for over 30 years. He is an emeritus professor of biology at Western Oregon University, where he was honors program director and interim dean of liberal arts and sciences.

 

 Photo of Thomas KrabacherThomas Krabacher
 Professor of Geography
 California State University, Sacramento
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Thomas Krabacher has been a faculty member in the Department of Geography at the California State University, Sacramento for over 25 years. His academic interests are in the areas of population/demographics and climate change, particularly as they apply to Sub-Saharan Africa, where he has conducted fieldwork in Sierra Leone, Mali, and South Africa. For the past decade Krabacher has also served on the statewide Academic Senate of the CSU, with responsibility for monitoring higher education legislation at the state level.  He received his BS and MA from Michigan State University and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Davis.

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Interstate Passport: The Role of Transfer-Level Proficiency Criteria in the New Framework, Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 12pm MDT

In the Interstate Passport program, Proficiency Criteria are examples of assignments  faculty currently use for students to show proficiency with the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs).  Find out how these sample lists were created by faculty, why they are assignments that are not required of Passport participant faculty, and why they are examples and not exhaustive lists.  Learn about the role of the PC in creating a common understanding about faculty expectations for student achievement of the PLOs at the transfer level. 

Speaker: Terry Underwood

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Terry Underwood
Passport Proficiency Criteria Specialist
WICHE
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Terry Underwood is emeritus professor of curriculum and instruction at Sacramento State University in California. Underwood received his B.S. and M.A. in English from Illinois State University and his Ph.D. in Language and Literacy from the University of California-Davis. Having taught in the K-12 system since the mid-1980s, Underwood taught courses in literacy instruction and assessment at Sacramento State beginning in 1997. 

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The Interstate Passport: An Overview for Registrars and Institutional Researchers, Wednesday July 27th, 2016 at 12pm MDT

Along with faculty, academic advisors, administrators and others,  registrars and institutional researchers have been critical players in the development of the Interstate Passport, a program that facilitates  block transfer of lower division general education.  Learn about the important role registrars and institutional researchers now play in the successful implementation of the Interstate Passport program at their institution. 

Speakers: Patricia Shea, Roland Squire, Michael Torrens

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Patricia "Pat" Shea
Director, Academic Leadership Initiatives
Principal Investigator, Interstate Passport
WICHE
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Patricia "Pat" Shea directs two membership-based academic leadership and innovation organizations for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE): the Western Academic Leadership Forum and the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders. In addition, she directs WICHE’s involvement in four regional collaborative projects: the North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO), the Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO), the Western Academic Leadership Academy and the Interstate Passport Initiative. Prior to serving in this position, Shea was the assistant director of WCET, also based at WICHE. Before joining WICHE in 1996, Shea was the manager for special projects in the technology division of the National School Boards Association; director for information services at the Association of TeleServices International; and executive director of the Alexandria Bar Association in VA. She holds a M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from George Mason University.

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Roland Squire
Passport Registrar Expert
USHE, WICHE
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Roland Squire has served as the university registrar for Utah State University (USU) for four years. He has worked on the Interstate Passport project from its start. Prior to working for USU he had a career in information systems, first as a systems developer with Salt Lake City and then as the management information services director for the Utah Department of Public Safety. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Utah State University. Prior to attending USU Squire served four years in the Air Force assigned to the White House Communications Agency. 
 

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Michael Torrens
Director, Analysis Assessment and Accreditation
Utah State University
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Michael Torrens is director of Analysis, Assessment & Accreditation (AAA) at Utah State University, a premier student-centered, land-grant and space-grant university. He leads institutional research, assessment, and accreditation efforts. The AAA office is a resource for data-driven decisions, serving USU's students, faculty, staff, administration, and the wider community. Previously, Torrens served as director of Applied Research & Innovation at CFED in Washington, D.C., where he managed the Local Capital Market Investment Fund and led asset-building research, program development and policy work for six years. Prior to his work in Washington, he served as executive director of New Jersey Community Capital. His international work encompasses Zimbabwe, Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and M.P.P. from Princeton University.

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Introducing the Interstate Passport: A New Transfer Framework Based on Learning Outcomes: June 21st, 2016 12pm MDT

Join us for an overview of the Interstate Passport, a program that facilitates block transfer of lower division general education based on learning outcomes. Find out who developed it and why, how it works, and how it benefits students and institutions. This webinar may be of particular interest to faculty, deans and provosts interested in issues of transfer and outcomes-based education.

Speaker: Robert "Bob" Turner

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Robert Turner
Passport State Coordinator
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Robert "Bob" Turner retired in June 2011 after four years as Oregon University System assistant vice chancellor for academic standards and collaborations. He worked with Oregon’s public universities, statewide faculty senate, and K‐12 and community college leadership on student learning and student transitions among educational institutions. Turner received a B.S. in biology from Seattle University and a Ph.D. in embryology from the University of Oregon, and taught and conducted biology research for over 30 years. He is an emeritus professor of biology at Western Oregon University, where he was honors program director and interim dean of liberal arts and sciences.

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