Join Malcolm Brown and Veronica Diaz as they moderate this webinar with Pat Shea, Bob Turner, and Cathy Walker. The Interstate Passport Initiative, based at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, has launched a new learning outcomes-based framework for transfer with the goal of improving graduation rates, shortening time to degree, and saving students' money. The new framework focuses on the lower-division general education core, the common denominator among institutions-concentrating on it as a whole, not on individual courses-and allows for a cross-border "match" of outcomes-integrated general education cores for block transfer. The academic areas included in the Passport are based on the Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) Essential Learning Outcomes developed by the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Phase I, which covers oral communication, written communication, and quantitative literacy, concluded in September 2013 with 16 two- and four-year institutions from four states (Hawaii, North Dakota, Oregon, and Utah) signing the Passport Agreement for a five-year term.