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Students on the move: How states are responding to increasing mobility among postsecondary students PDF - ECS reviewed transfer and articulation policies in the 50 states to get a sense of how policymakers are responding in law to these changes. In the modern postsecondary environment, it is clear transfer policies are more important than ever. (Maria Millard, ECS, May 2014)...

From the ECS State Policy Database: Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Transfer/Articulation - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Transfer and Articulation Policies PDF - An increase in the number of transfer and articulation policies over the past decade demonstrates that state legislatures and higher education governing boards have recognized the need for such policies. At least two-thirds of states have one or more of the following: Enabling legislation; Cooperative system or institutional agreements; Web sites devoted to clearly articulating transfer policy; or a transferable common core. (Matthew Smith, Education Commission of the States, December 2010)...

Implementation Update: Reforming Transfer from CCC to CSU - Passed in 2010 and amended in 2013, the Student Transfer Act was intended to create clearer pathways from California Community Colleges to the California State University system. This month, a legislative audit found 33 model curricula covered majors selected by 80 percent of transferring students. However, many students remain confused and, while most colleges have a few degrees left to develop, a handfull are lagging far behind. (Mac Taylor, California Legislative Analyst's Office, February 2015)...

Optimizing Reverse Transfer Policies and Processes: Lessons from Twelve CWID States - In 2012, five foundations launched the Credit When It’s Due (CWID) initiative to encourage partnerships of community colleges and universities to expand programs that award associate degrees to transfer students when the student completes the requirements for the associate degree while pursuing a bachelor’s degree, also known as “reverse transfer.” This describes changes occurring at the state, system, and institution levels with implementation of reverse transfer in 12 CWID states. (Jason L. Taylor and Debra D. Bragg, OCCRL, January 2015)...

Preparing California for Its Future: Enhancing Community College StudentTransfer to UC - Although community college transfer students repeatedly demonstrate their ability to succeed in the University of California (UC) system, the transfer process can be daunting. Among recommendations: enhance UC's message that transfer students can afford and thrive in UC's system, increase UC's presence on every community college campus, streamline and strengthen the transfer process, and commit UC to work with the state university and community college systems to present a united voice. (President's Transfer Action Team, May 2014)...

Signature Report 6 State Supplement : Completing College: A State-Level View of Student Attainment Rates - In a national study on college completion, a state-by-state look is taken at various pathways students use to complete a college degree or certificate. Nationally, 13 percent of students who started at four-year public institutions completed at an institution other than the starting institution. In seven states, more than 20 percent of student who started in two-year public institutions completed at four-year institutions within six years with Kansas having the highest rate at 26 percent followed by Virginia at 23 percent. (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Doug Shapiro and Afet Dundar, March 2014)...

Common Course Numbering Oregon House Bill 2979 Report - This report to the Legislature includes Oregon's history of transfer and articulation policies, current policies, research and best practices. (Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Dec. 2013)...

State Policies to Improve Student Transfer - Effective state transfer and articulation policies can create a smoother pathway for students moving from one public institution to another. This policy brief reviews several state policy options and discusses the benefits to colleges, students and the state. (January 2013) ...

State Summaries: Articulation, Transfer and Alignment - This state policy database offers a summary of state policies on transfer/articulation policies. (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education 2011)...

DOE Improved the Statewide Course Numbering System; Oversight and Accuracy Issues Remain - The legislature and the Department of Education have improved the usefulness of the statewide course number system. The legislature required nonpublic institutions to identify the courses they offer that are included in the system in their college catalogs and the Department addressed inappropriately equated classes and clarified state policies on academic calendars and discontinued courses. (OPPAGA, September 2010)...

University Implementation and State Oversight of Common Program Prerequisites Has Improved - A 2008 report showed inconsistent implementation of common program prerequisites. Since that report, the Board of Governors and Department of Education have reviewed and revised the common program prerequisites and universities are more consistently complying with the revised prerequisites. The Department of Education has taken steps to improve oversight and has worked with the state's colleges to help ensure that students complete prerequisites before transferring to universities. (Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, June 2010)...

Most AA Graduates Pursue Baccalaureate Degrees, But Many Lack Information About Articulation Policies - As directed by the legislature, this report examines the rate at which students with AA degrees enter baccalaureate degree programs in Florida. (OPPAGA, January 2010)...

Most AA Graduates Pursue Baccalaureate Degrees, but Many Lack Information About Articulation Policies - Over the past five years, the number of students who transferred to a baccalaureate degree program after earning associate in arts (AA) degrees grew by 29%. However, 31% of students who earned AA degrees did not transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Most of the students never applied for admission to a state university. A lack of information was the most common reason students reported for not applying to a baccalaureate program. (OPPAGA, January 2010)...


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