ERIC Number: ED328330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Strengthening Student Transfer and Articulation within the University of Nevada System.
Nevada Univ. System, Reno. Articulation Board.
In 1990, a study was conducted to review and evaluate the condition of transfer and articulation among the four community colleges and two universities within the University of Nevada System (UNS) and to propose policies and procedures to strengthen and support the transfer system. Over 2,000 transcripts of UNS graduates from the classes of 1986 and 1989 were analyzed for information on the patterns and performance of Nevada community college transfer students. This four-part report provides background information, profiles transfer students, identifies major issues, and offers recommendations for system improvement. Section I discusses articulation within the UNS, reviews the community college mission, describes the faculty articulation task forces and special program articulation, and highlights significant trends in student demographics. Section II provides a profile of the UNS transfer student, noting that students transfer at all points in their educational careers, and that a number of four-year college students return to community colleges or enroll simultaneously to earn supplemental credits. Section III discusses 11 major issues and offers 32 recommendations concerning admission requirements, easing the transfer process, capstone programs, course and program articulation, equitable in-state and out-of-state policies, board of regents' requirements and general education core requirements, common introductory-level courses, impact of community college enrollment patterns, improved student records system, performance of transfer students, and communication among students, faculty, and administrators. Section IV offers conclusions about successful articulation. The UNS Board of Regents' policy on articulation is appended. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Statewide Planning, Student Characteristics, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ. System, Reno. Articulation Board.
Note: Appendic C (6 pages) has small, filled type.