ERIC Number: ED457885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Connecticut Community Colleges: Common Course Numbers.
Connecticut Community Coll. System, Hartford.
At the request of students and the Board of Trustees, the Connecticut Community Colleges began a system to develop a common course number system. The reasons for creating a common course number system include: (1) it simplifies comparisons between colleges in the system; (2) it facilitates course comparisons, easing the transcript evaluation process for students transferring among colleges in the system; and (3) it facilitates the negotiation and implementation of articulation agreements among community colleges, the Connecticut State University system, the University of Connecticut, and private institutions. Guidelines for the renumbering process include: (1) the common number system should include as many courses as possible; (2) as discipline experts, faculty members should make the judgments as to the comparability of course content; (3) courses that have 80% consonance of content should carry the same designator, number, and title; (4) the same three-letter designator will identify courses in a discipline wide system; (5) all courses in the system have new designators, and in some cases new numbers and titles; and (6) each course, in addition to a three-letter designator, also has a three-digit number. These numbers have significance, including level and area of study. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Community Coll. System, Hartford.