ERIC Number: ED270141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Articulation/Transfer Process between Two- and Four-Year Institutions.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
A collaborative project involving four states in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education region was conducted to develop an on-line student information system allowing students and their advisors access to current information about course and credit tranfer from two- to four-year institutions. Each state (Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico) has a high concentration of minority students in community colleges who transfer at lower rates than other students. Project activities expressly targeted the improvement of the articulation/transfer process. Three states moved toward the successful development of integrated student information systems. In California, a microcomputer system was developed for use in newly funded transfer centers. In Arizona, Maricopa Community College District developed a course equivalency/degree audit program for its digital computers. In Colorado, a different configuration of software and hardware is being utilized to design an integrated comprehensive student information system at Colorado State University. New Mexico was not successful. The study report includes information on pre-grant activities, timelines, costs, and project results for each state. Appendices (the bulk of the document) include a final evaluation report on the project, materials from a project workshop, sample articulation agreements, Arizona's "Handbook for Articulation Task Forces," and materials developed for specific articulation activities. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.