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ERIC Number: ED433764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 17
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Ladders to Success: Enhancing Transfer from Technical Associate in Science Degrees to Baccalaureates. AIR 1999 Annual Forum Paper.
Pitter, Gita Wijesinghe
This paper describes the collaborative activities which have developed since 1998 Florida legislation that required stronger articulation between Associate in Science (AS) programs at state community colleges and baccalaureate programs at universities. Three major models of AS to baccalaureate articulation are evaluated: (1) a statewide career ladder model; (2) an AS to specialized baccalaureate model; and (3) an AS to Bachelor's in Applied Technology (BAT) model. Issues addressed in formulating guidelines for transforming the AS degree into a transfer degree included: the need to preserve existing "go-to-work" objectives of the AS programs; the need to ensure that regional and specialized accreditation are not jeopardized; and whether all or only some AS programs should be designed for transfer. The career ladder model is applied to seven pilot disciplines: nursing, radiological sciences, computer science, business (general), accounting, hospitality management, and engineering technology. Development of articulation agreements by faculty discipline committees is reported and a draft agreement for electrical engineering technology is offered as an example. Standards for maintaining accreditation are also addressed. General standards for the second model, the capstone model, are also summarized but will primarily be at the discretion of individual universities. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida