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Transfer and Articulation MS Word PDF - Recent statistics have shown that over half of the students participating in postsecondary education in the United States are enrolled in a community college. Successful transfer from a community college to a four-year institution is often the only opportunity these individuals have to achieve a bachelorís degree, particularly in the case of low-income students. If articulation programs are not in place, these high-risk students often fall through the cracks and never complete their education. (Carl Krueger, Education Commission of the States, February 2001)...

Crafting a Student-Centered Transfer Process in California: Lessons From Other States - This report tackles the difficult challenge of making transfer more comprehensible and less frustrating for Californiaís community college students. The study examines transfer policies of eight states, identifies some key dimensions of emerging policies, and offers recommendations for more student-centered transfer policies that would increase transfer success and lead to more college educated Californians to help meet workforce needs. (Colleen Moore, Nancy Shulock and Cristy Jensen, Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy, August 2009)...

State Universities Are Generally Following the Statewide Course Numbering System in Awarding Appropriate Transfer Credit - Is the Florida statewide course numbering system influencing credit transfers? (Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, March 2009)...

Community College Transfer and Articulation Policies: Looking Beneath the Surface - The development of curriculum articulation and school transfer policies is one policy movement that demonstrates the extent to which state policymakers view community colleges as creating greater and broader access for students. Recent research suggests the presence of a state policy. However all such policies are not the same and state policymakers must account for more than just the presence of a policy when assessing their impact and account for the mechanisms through which they encourage or facilitate student transfers. (Betheny Gross and Dan Goldhaber, Center on Reinventing Public Education, January 2009)...

Inconsistent Implementation of Common Prerequisites Creates Barriers to Effective 2+2 Articulation - Florida's common prerequisites policy is intended to ease articulation for students transferring from community colleges to universities by establishing common courses needed for admission to upper division programs at any of the state's universities. However, in 65% of the degree programs examined, the universities were implementing prerequisites in ways that could create barriers for students who have followed the approved common prerequisites. This report concludes that the Board of Governors and the Department of Education have not monitored and enforced the policy. (OPPAGA, March 2008)...

Community Colleges Generally are Consistent in Awarding College Credit for Certificate Programs - This paper reports the results of a survey of all 28 Florida community colleges and 43 technical centers meant to answer five questions: (1) How many technical centers and community colleges have local articulation agreements? (2) Do community colleges award varying amounts of credit for the same type of certificate programs? (3) What statewide articulation agreements exist and are in development? (4) How do the original state agreements compare to the existing local agreements? (5) How will community colleges respond to the statewide agreements? (Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability, April 2007)...

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