ERIC Number: ED360006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-22
Reference Count: N/A
California State Universities' Business Education Policies: Their Cost to Community College Students and the State.
In April 1992, the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the American Association of Community Colleges approved the "Joint Statement on Transfer" (JST), urging two- and four-year institutions to facilitate the transfer of students among institutions. In addition, the AACSB modified accreditation standards to allow as much as 50% of business credit hours to be earned at the lower-division level. In spite of these changes, there has been little effort by the California State University (CSU) system to work with community colleges in implementing the JST recommendations. A number of introductory business courses offered in two-year institutions cannot be used to meet major field requirements, because these same courses are offered in the CSU only as upper-division courses. In addition, CSU campuses are inconsistent in terms of the lower division courses they will accept from two-year colleges. As a result of these CSU articulation practices, two-year college students are discouraged from taking introductory business courses, and both students and the state have to pay twice for some of the same courses. A 1993 study, comparing the course content of introductory business courses at eight CSU campuses with the same courses at 27 community colleges, revealed a high level of overlap in course content for the two educational levels. Suggestions for CSU curriculum review and for implementation of JST recommendations; a copy of the JST; the course content survey instrument; data tables; and a review of AACSB's new accreditation standards are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Articulation (Education), Business Education, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Program Development, State Universities, Transfer Policy, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.