ERIC Number: ED370472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May-3
Reference Count: N/A
Undergraduate Education: Transfer and Articulation Reexamined.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report examines the extent of undergraduate student transfers and the status of undergraduate program articulation among Illinois higher education institutions. The first section analyzes information from a variety of sources on interinstitutional transfer within the state. These data clearly show that transfer among institutions affects a high proportion of Illinois students. In fall 1992, approximately seven percent of the total state undergraduate student population were classified as transfer students. In addition, data showed that among traditional transfers, students who earned associate degrees prior to transfer had a significantly higher probability of also earning baccalaureate degrees than did students transferring before degree attainment. Tables provide detailed data on enrollment patterns and degree attainment by individual institutions. The second section of the report describes the Illinois Articulation Initiative, launched jointly in January 1993 by the Illinois Community College Board and the Transfer Coordinators of Illinois Colleges and Universities. The first phase of the Initiative will develop an agreement on general education core curriculum to facilitate student transfer among Illinois institutions. The second phase of the Initiative, begun in four health professions, is attempting to develop articulated lower-division courses for transfer in the various bachelor's degree majors. As the Initiative progresses, it has become apparent that the model for articulating curriculum in the health professions could serve as the model for addressing broader school-to-work transition issues. (Contains 14 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College Students, Community Colleges, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Public Policy, School Policy, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Transfer Rates (College), Transfer Students, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois