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ERIC Number: ED306787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Community College-University Articulation in Arizona.
MacVicar, Robert
One of the working papers in the final report by the Arizona Board of Regents' (ABOR) Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness, this study emphasizes Arizona's community college-university articulation. Arizona has one of the largest systems of community colleges among the western states. Enrollment patterns are discussed, and it is noted that community colleges provide a significant pathway of entrance into Arizona's universities. Cooperative community college-university programs are explained. Issues in articulation include course equivalency, course content, degree requirements (for each of Arizona's three public universities), and general education requirements. Differing standards of expectation and achievement are discussed. Arizona college students in increasing numbers are using the facilities of community colleges and the three public universities. Much has been done to create a situation in which transfer from one segment of the public postsecondary educational system to another is enhanced. However, significant problems remain. Recommendations are to have: (1) the Joint Conference Committee continue encouraging the respective boards to make the necessary investment of faculty and administrator time to continue exploring ways of achieving more coordination at the level of the disciplines, and (2) of achieving the ABOR recognize the Associate in Arts and Science degree as evidence of equivalency in meeting the lower division general education requirements of the Arizona universities. Six tables are included. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona