ERIC Number: ED371785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-12
Reference Count: N/A
The Illinois Articulation Initiative: The Transferable General Education Core Curriculum.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education has endorsed a four-step plan to accelerate implementation of its policies on transfer and articulation. The plan involved calling for all community colleges to adopt the Illinois Community College Board's (ICCB's) Model Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) Degree Requirements; developing a model general education program; developing transferable lower-division course sequences; and strengthening state-level processes for monitoring and reviewing transfer and articulation efforts. In order to implement the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) statewide, the Articulation Initiative Steering Panel recommends that the Board of Higher Education adopt several modifications to existing policies, including the following: (1) substitute the new Illinois GECC for the ICCB's model degree requirements when incorporated into AA or AS degrees so that students who satisfactorily complete an associate degree that incorporates the GECC will be granted credit after transfer for completing the lower-division general education program; (2) extend the benefits of completion of the total transferable GECC to students transferring from any public or private college or university in Illinois to any other public or private institution in the state; (3) assure that receiving institutions accept and apply transfer credits toward fulfillment of graduation requirements. The Articulation Initiative Steering Panel recommends full implementation of the GECC by summer 1998. Included are the "Board of Higher Education Policies on Undergraduate Education" focusing on transfer and articulation; recommended modifications to the policy; an outline of the GECC, listing objectives and course requirements in communication, mathematics, physical and life sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences. (KP)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.