ERIC Number: ED416928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-6
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer and Articulation.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
The four reports in this agenda item from an Illinois Board of Higher Education meeting provide updates on transfer outcomes, programs, and policies in Illinois. The first report presents data on fall 1996 transfer activity among community colleges, public and private universities, and private colleges in the state; traditional community college-to-university transfers between 1989 and 1996; baccalaureate achievement rates for transfers to public universities between 1991 and 1996; and advising, transfer, and placement services at the state's community colleges. The second report reviews the status of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide program initiated in January 1993 to develop curricula and general education recommendations that facilitate the transfer of students. This report indicates that the IAI has developed a general education core curriculum and formed panels to develop recommendations regarding the courses required of students transferring to four-year colleges and universities. This report also presents the lists of recommended courses, developed by the biological sciences, computer science, mass communication, special education, and theatre arts panels, and endorses them for Board approval. The third report proposes changes to the Board's transfer and articulation policy to ensure that transfer students who complete panel-recommended courses are granted junior status at receiving institutions. The final report describes work completed and information available on the IAI Web site. (BCY)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, Board of Education Policy, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, General Education, Higher Education, Majors (Students), State Programs, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.