ERIC Number: ED394583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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Moving from Seemless to Seamless Pathways for Students.
McClure, Glennis; Ross, Richard
In 1994, the Nebraska Articulation Planning Team (NAPT) was created to investigate opportunities for establishing horizontal and vertical articulation, curriculum integration, and staff development in the state to provide students with seamless pathways in their movement along the educational continuum. During the 1994-95 academic year, NAPT undertook an articulation pilot project to determine the extent to which articulation was taking place in the state, to identify barriers to articulation, and to develop a model for statewide articulation applicable to most curricular areas. The model that was developed is designed to assist institutions in evaluating courses and programs to determine appropriateness and relevancy of content, establishing vertical and horizontal articulation between all educational levels, and working towards acceptance of course competencies, instead of course titles, as the criteria for measuring student achievement. The model includes the following steps in undertaking articulation efforts: (1) secure the commitment of leaders of institutions involved; (2) create and articulation committee; (3) identify courses and programs to be articulated; (4) develop an intent to articulate agreement; (5) develop course fact sheets for articulation review; (6) develop an articulation agreement; and (7) evaluate the effectiveness of the agreement by gathering data on student success or failure in articulated programs. (BCY)
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Note: In: The Olympics of Leadership: Overcoming Obstacles, Balancing Skills, Taking Risks. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the National Community College Chair Academy (5th, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-17, 1996); see JC 960 276.