ERIC Number: ED400890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-30
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Transfer Articulation Task Force.
Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.; Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
This report to the Arizona State Legislature describes a model transfer system developed by the Transfer Articulation Task Force, a cooperative effort among the state's universities and community colleges to improve articulation and transfer. Following an introduction to the Task Force, elements of the proposed transfer model are reviewed, including a limit on credits that can be transferred to a baccalaureate degree; the development of transfer degrees at community colleges, general education requirements, and common major requirements for equivalent majors; the ability to transfer blocks of courses; and the establishment of six major categories into which students can transfer. The following three support systems for the model are then described: (1) a new management system, discussing organizational structure, the division of responsibilities and the role of the articulation facilitator (ATF), faculty selection and training for ATFs, accountability, and implementation; (2) a new advising system, including provisions for enhanced advocacy for students, student access to proactive advising, support for student decision-making, advising networks, staff development and support, and evaluation; and (3) computer-based information systems, including a course applicability system to aid in curriculum development and a transfer student data warehouse to assist potential transfer students and advisors. Guiding principles for articulation task forces, a recommended process for developing new transfer degrees and suggested criteria, an organizational chart of state agencies, an ATF position description, and a description of the duties of articulation support services are attached. (HAA)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Degree Requirements, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Management Systems, Models, Program Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.; Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona