ERIC Number: ED321795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May-24
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Program Articulation. A Report of a Study Prepared by the Task Force on Occupational Program Articulation. National Council for Occupational Education. Monograph Series Volume 12, Number 1.
National Council for Occupational Education, Inc., Wausau, WI.
In 1989, a survey was conducted of two-year postsecondary institutions to gather information designed to identify and define articulation activities, evaluate these articulation efforts, and identify model programs. The survey was mailed to 675 institutions, generating 205 usable responses for a response rate of 30%. Major findings of the survey included the following: (1) 90% of the responding institutions had a student enrollment of 5,000 or more, with 92% of those surveyed involved in some type of articulation activity; (2) advanced placement agreements were in place at 82% of the institutions; (3) tech-prep programs (i.e., pre-technical programs that provide a broad basic background in technology) 32% of the respondents; (4) 37% of respondents reported articulation activity in 2+2 programs in which the first 2 years are taught at the secondary school level; (5) 90% of the respondents reported activity in programs to help students progress from the two-year postsecondary level to the four-year postsecondary level; (6) 96% of the respondents undertaking articulation activities did so to improve student and program outcomes, while faculty cooperation (63%), cost reduction (42%), and complying with state regulatory requirements (27%) were other reasons given; (7) responding institutions had articulation agreements in the technologies of: business and office (86%); engineering (59%); industrial (58%); health (58%); scientific (24%); and/or public service (26%); and (8) while 90% of institutions indicated that they had formal written articulation agreements, less than half of the respondents (42%) were meeting the goals of their agreements, while 48% were only partially successful. The survey instrument is attached. (JMC)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Definitions, Educational Assessment, Institutional Cooperation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Involvement, Transfer Policy, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Occupational Education, Inc., Wausau, WI.