ERIC Number: ED303198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
The Development of an Articulation Model between Shelby State Community College and Two Comprehensive State Universities.
Heard, Frank B.
A study was conducted to devise a model for articulation between Shelby State Community College (SSCC), Memphis State University (MSU), and Tennessee State University (TSU). The study employed a literature review, case studies of all three institutions, a cross-case analysis, and interviews with personnel from MSU, TSU, and SSCC. The study sought to identify community college programs and courses that paralleled those of the state universities; differences and commonalities in the colleges' general education core curricula; and duplication of course content in university general education and community college-university parallel programs. Other research questions concerned other states' solutions to the articulation problem, and the establishment of a uniform articulation process. Based on study findings, an articulation model was created, including a common general education core curriculum for the Associate of Arts and Science and the Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees. The model also provides for a common course numbering system that facilitates use of standardized student information systems software, a definition of plus-two articulation, and provisions that students with associate degrees from the state's two-year colleges be fully admitted to its universities as juniors. Contains 57 references. (AJL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Research Project, Nova University.