ERIC Number: ED395641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-2
Reference Count: N/A
Transferring Ivy Tech Credit to Public Institutions: 1996 Progress Report.
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
A 1992 Indiana law required public institutions of higher education to jointly identify at least 30 semester credit hours of comparable general education (GE) courses fulfilling graduation requirements at each institution. Ten, 3-hour GE courses were identified and found to transfer among all of the state's institutions except the Indiana Vocational Technical College (IVTC) system. As of 1996, one of the ten courses was not offered in the system, although seven of the remaining nine courses were regularly taught in all or most of the IVTC campuses. With respect to the transferability of these courses to state four-year colleges, all except for two Indiana University (IU) campuses accepted transfer credit for seven or more of the nine mandated courses offered by IVTC. In addition to the nine mandated courses, IVTC offered 29 other GE courses bearing credit and counting toward graduation requirements; however, seven public campuses accepted only one or none of these GE courses. Finally, with respect to the transfer of IVTC associate degree programs, 13 programs transferred 50% or more of their credits to a related baccalaureate degree, while 30 program transfer understandings were in place with four-year institutions. Appendixes, comprising the bulk of the report, provide a list of GE courses offered at IVTC; a table of campuses that accept credit for each IVTC GE course; and a table of IVTC program transferability, showing the percentages of credits transferring and institutions accepting credits for each program. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.