ERIC Number: ED202439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Articulation/Transfer Agreements: Alternative Approaches. OECC News, Spring 1981.
Kintzer, Frederick C.
Approaches to articulation/transfer in several states and some individual colleges and universities are examined. Guidelines and/or policies from state commissions, agencies, or systems of higher education in Rhode Island, Maryland, Illinois, North Carolina, and South Carolina are described. In Rhode Island, a transfer guide presents broad policy for the state's postsecondary institutions and specifies transfer policies and implementation procedures as individually developed by the three state institutions. Six sections of the guide are noted, and it is concluded that the document achieves a reasonable balance between state prerogative and institutional responsibility. A 1980 Maryland policy document recommends, but does not require, completion of the associate degree before application for transfer. The Illinois Community College Board attempts to resolve differences to strengthen the relationships between the university and community colleges. Among the initiatives in Illinois is improvement of business education articulation/transfer. The 1979 statewide articulation guidelines in North Carolina include material on transcripts, revised guidelines on general education and nontraditional education, and paraprofessional and professional education course equivalencies. The South Carolina Master Plan does not assure transfer by completion of an associate degree because, for one reason, only six of the state's 16 technical colleges are authorized to offer college-parallel programs. The plan protects the integrity of lower-division institutions. Course equivalency guides that have appeared as supplements to or in lieu of state articulation/transfer policy are noted, along with agreements negotiated by individual colleges and universities. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Educational Policy, Guidelines, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Master Plans, State Agencies, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, Statewide Planning, Transfer Policy, Two Year Colleges, Upper Division Colleges
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Maryland; North Carolina; Rhode Island; South Carolina