ERIC Number: ED455900
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Publication Date: 2001
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Building Transfer Partnerships between Private Colleges and Community Colleges: A Unique Approach That Works.
Handy, Ty J.
This document details a unique transfer agreement between the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) and Lyon College, a selective liberal arts college in the region. This agreement allows students at Lyon to take courses at UACCB and students at UACCB to take courses at Lyon prior to transfer, without paying the higher fees at Lyon. In addition, Lyon agreed to give a scholarship to UACCB transfer students in order to make enrollment at the college more affordable. As a result of the program, which recently completed it fifth year, Lyon has seen an increase in transfer from UACCB, and the students who transferred have succeeded academically. As a result of the success of the program, other private institutions in the UACCB service area have also made similar articulation agreements. This document includes a discussion of the development of the transfer agreement (College Opportunity Program) and how nontraditional students can be seen as a benefit to a college like Lyon, which has previously not served this type of student. Also included are suggested "talking points" that a two-year college might consider when beginning an articulation discussion with a four-year school. (LD)
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas