ERIC Number: ED178139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
2 + 2 = Expanded Opportunity. Cooperative Curricular Planning Between Community Colleges and Senior Institutions in Technical and Career-Oriented Instruction: A Staff Report.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
In order to identify transfer agreements which are now operational or under study, inquiries were sent to the state higher education agencies, both for junior and senior institutions, in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Over 50 types of coordinated programs were identified through which students might move from community colleges to senior institutions in technical and career-oriented fields. Highlights of the study include the following: (1) though there was little uniformity in the specifics of joint arrangements, most were made on a basis of "two plus two" years; (2) the states with the greatest number of specific arrangements were those where the state higher education agencies played an important role in their development; (3) there was little consistency in the baccalaureate degree designations for the completion of technical programs of instruction; (4) for the most part, courses taken at state vocational schools have not been transferable; and (5) there was a wider acceptance of "inverted programs" through which technical students from community colleges may complete their general education work at the university. The specific arrangements of numerous individual institutions are described as well as statewide historical developments. (AYC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Credits, Colleges, Institutional Cooperation, Policy Formation, School Policy, State Standards, Technical Education, Transfer Policy, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.