ERIC Number: ED169970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A History of the Activities Which Lead to a Formal Articulation Policy for Higher Education in Oklahoma.
Burson, Gerald E.
Several factors influenced the development of a system-wide articulation policy by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Enrollment patterns were changed by the creation of metropolitan community colleges and by the influx of first-time and older, non-traditional students. Increasingly, pressures were placed on the system to provide for the efficient transfer of students from two-year colleges to four-year colleges and universities. In the 1940's, one-day conferences were held to identify problems and to inform two-year colleges of how to alleviate them. Later, the Intercollege Council on Student Transfers was created. The Council, which met between May 1967 and November 1969, addressed issues affecting transfer students, and provided the first open debate about the problems of articulation. Subsequent efforts were made by two-year college deans of instruction and faculty to create a "common core of general education courses" required for an associate of arts degree. On February 14, 1972, the ten state public four-year colleges and all public and private junior colleges signed an articulation agreement based on this core. After modifications, agreements with the two state universities were signed. The State Regents then reviewed the articulation policy and mandated its full implementation by fall 1978. Appendices contain the articulation agreements. (MB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (59th, Chicago, Illinois, April 29-May 2, 1979)