The Passport is a new framework for block transfer of lower division general education based on learning outcomes and proficiency criteria. It includes learning outcomes for nine knowledge and skill areas developed by faculty at institutions in multiple states as well as an academic progress tracking system for Passport transfer students designed by registrars and institutional researchers. The goal of the Passport is to eliminate transfer students’ unnecessary repetition of learning previously achieved.
Summarizes the Interstate Passport Project for a presentation to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Curriculum Institute (July 2016)
More than 100 faculty from institutions across the WICHE region collaborated to develop transfer-level outcomes and proficiencies for block transfer of lower-division general education. The Passport Learning Outcomes nest within the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP), which provides a set of reference points for what a student should know and be able to do upon completion of associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in any field of study. It uses a tuning-like process from the Tuning USA project to reach consensus among faculty from institutions in multiple states on the Passport Learning Outcomes and Transfer-Level Proficiency Criteria.
Part 2 of 2. 10 minute interview with Pat Shea, director of Academic Leadership Initiatives, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
Find out who developed it and why, how it works, and how it benefits students and institutions. Of particular interest to faculty, deans and provosts interested in issues of transfer and outcomes-based education.