ERIC Number: ED224381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Successful Model for Articulation and the Development of Two-Plus-Two Program Agreements between Norfolk State University, a Predominantly Black Four-Year Public Institution, and Tidewater Community College, a Predominantly White Multi-Campus Two-Year Public Community College.
Mohr, Paul B., Sr.; Sears, James C.
The development of articulation agreements in southeastern Virginia between predominantly black Norfolk State University, and predominantly white Tidewater Community College is described. A commitment to eliminate unnecessary duplication between traditionally black and traditionally white institutions in the same area was made in the 1978 Virginia Plan for Equal Opportunity in State Supported Institutions of Higher Education (the Virginia Plan). Based on a 1978 Tidewater Duplication Study, the two institutions were charged with developing two-plus-two transfer programs in the areas of office administration/secretarial science, accounting, and business education. A two-plus-two program is defined as one allowing students interested in a particular four-year degree program to take 2 years at a community college and then automatically transfer to a senior college for 2 additional years. Discussions leading to resolution of the program duplication issues were held at the college as well as at the state level. The outcomes of the first meeting in 1979, which involved teaching faculty from the three discipline areas, were an articulation model that led to eight articulation agreements rather than the three recommended, and an atmosphere characterized by friendly and respectful deliberations. Curricula modifications and policy changes evolved easily with the purposes of better meeting the needs of students. The negotiations resulted in agreement on nontraditional credits and fulfillment of requirements, a desire to comply with state and institutional policies, and agreement on admission and financial aid procedures. The objectives of a steering committee, resolutions committee, and task groups are outlined. (SW)
Descriptors: Accounting, Articulation (Education), Black Colleges, Business Administration Education, College Desegregation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Models, Office Occupations Education, Program Content, State Colleges, Transfer Policy, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Norfolk State University VA; Tidewater Community College VA; Virginia
Note: This paper was identified by a joint project of the Institute on Desegregation at North Carolina Central University and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education at The George Washington University.