ERIC Number: ED433057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
New Paradigm: Articulation/Transfer. Arizona State University and the Maricopa Community Colleges.
Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.; Arizona State Univ., Tempe.
This white paper defines a new process for articulation between Arizona State University (ASU) and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). Although the transfer rate of community college students to ASU is good, with a little over 32 percent of ASU upper division students having completed 48 or more credit hours at a community college, problems still exist. There is a recognition that the changes (or lack of changes), additions, and deletions made in the curriculum or degree requirements at the community colleges and at the university impact both institutions and, perhaps more importantly, the students served by both institutions. Therefore, the two institutions decided to assess the policy, procedures, and practices at both institutions that govern or influence articulation. This paper presents the mission overlap of ASU and MCCCD, and sets forth a policy that begins with the premise that the institutions will collaborate and cooperate and not compete with each other in ways that will negatively impact students. It examines the need to define procedures and practices in terms of communication and decision-making that is characterized by the following: faculty driven with administrative support, faculty-to-faculty participation, sufficient time for discussion, precise definitions, checks and balances, appeals, and accountability. The paper also asserts the need to define terms, and looks at addressing other areas of concern, research/data analysis, and dissemination and training. (VWC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, State Universities, Transfer Policy
Web site: http://www.dist.maricopa.edu/eddev/artic/parintro.html (full text).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.; Arizona State Univ., Tempe.