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July 31, 2017

Our latest newsletter discusses the number of Passports awarded to students during academic year 2016-2017, news on reverse transfer,  upcoming webinars, and upcoming meetings. Click here to read a PDF version of this post.

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Interstate Passport Initiative Framework Complete (June 29, 2016)

Faculty may now use the Passport Learning Outcomes to construct their institution’s Passport Block, which is a list of courses or other learning experiences by which its students achieve the Passport Learning Outcomes. Once an institution has completed its Passport Block, it can apply to participate in the Interstate Passport Network. Network members award the Passport to students who achieve the learning outcomes in all nine areas. Those students who then transfer with a Passport to another Network member institution will have their learning recognized and will not have to repeat coursework in the Interstate Passport’s nine areas to meet lower division general education requirements at the receiving institution.

Department Awards $60 Million in First in the World Grants to 17 Colleges, Universities and Organizations (September 21, 2015)

As part of the Obama Administration's ambitious agenda to drive innovation and keep a higher education within reach for all Americans, the Education Department today awarded nearly $60 million to 17 colleges and universities in its First in the World (FITW) grant program.

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, one of 17 First in the World grant recipients, received a $2,999,482 grant for the Interstate Passport Initiative: Accelerating Transfer to a Credential.

WICHE Awarded First in the World Federal Grant to Expand Interstate Passport (September 28, 2015)

Boulder, Colorado – The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been awarded a grant totaling $2.99 million from the U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, to scale and enhance the Interstate Passport – a new transfer framework that seeks to improve graduation rates, shorten time to degree, and save students money. 

WICHE Launches New Block Transfer Framework (January 6, 2014)

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has just launched the Interstate Passport, a new block transfer framework based on learning outcomes, not courses and credit.

WICHE Awarded Grant to Improve Transfer Process

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been awarded a $550,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York for a pilot project that will focus on the college transfer process.