ERIC Number: ED294628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Articulation Models and Systems: High School to Community Colleges and Community Colleges to Four Year Institutions.
Ughetto, Richard; Hoerner, James L.
This paper examines models of community college articulation with high schools and four-year institutions as examples of the facilitation of student transfer at the different levels. The first sections of the paper describe four programs to enhance high school to community college articulation: (1) Sacramento City College (California) and the Sacramento City Unified School District's formation of an Articulation Council to address the problems of underprepared students and eliminate unnecessary duplication of effort; (2) Clark County Community College (Nevada) and the Clark County School District's development of a comprehensive and cooperative partnership to coordinate academic and occupational programs; (3) Cuyahoga Community College's (Ohio) Center for Articulation and Transfer Opportunities; and (4) Thomas Nelson Community College's (Virginia) Secondary/Postsecondary Program to Prepare Master Technicians in Virginia. Next, three models of two-year/four-year college articulation are presented, including the policies and mechanisms used to facilitate transfer from the University of Nevada's community colleges to its four-year campuses; California's articulation plan to promote transfer between community colleges and the state universities and colleges; and Nashville Technical Institute's involvement in an Advanced Technology Articulation Demonstration Project. Concluding comments underscore the importance of upper-level leadership and commitment, faculty involvement, mutual benefit, open and formal communication, and competency-based curricula. (MDB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Note: Prepared as part of a Professional Development Project for Occupational-Technical Faculty and Administrators.