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ERIC Number: ED247961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Computers Can Soothe Transfer Articulation.
Mazman, Samuel
In order to solve the problem of students enrolling in courses not directly articulated with an ultimate goal, West Shore Community College (WSCC) developed a program using articulation data, master student records, and fee statements. The objectives of the program were to: (1) communicate information about the transferability of courses at the point of registration; (2) accommodate changes in students' intent with respect to their transfer institution; (3) facilitate the evaluation of community college students' transcripts by senior institutions; (4) develop an easier process for senior institutions to use in communicating course equivalencies to the community college; and (5) put the resolution of conflict over the transferability of credit at the institutional level rather than the student/institution level. To accomplish these objectives, a crosswalk of course transfer equivalencies was constructed for each of the senior institutions to which WSCC students generally transferred; the crosswalks were linked with the registration process to assess the transferability of the courses selected by the students in terms of their intended transfer institution; and messages regarding course transferability were sent to students on their fee receipts. WSCC, the transfer institutions, and the students have all benefited from the process, and plans are being developed for curriculum data banks for vocational program areas. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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