ERIC Number: ED477586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Transfer Policy: The Transferable General Education Core Curriculum.
The purpose of this report is to provide background information on states that have implemented common and fully-transferable general education core curricula. Following a brief review of the literature, the results of a survey of selected states' Websites are summarized. The literature review includes a summary of major issues and contemporary practices associated with statewide articulation and transfer policies as well as a list compiled by Wellman (2002) of academic policies that affect transfer. This list includes: (1) admissions policies; (2) statewide core curriculum; (3) statewide catalogues; (4) transfer of credit policies; (5) common course numbering; (6) common academic calendars; and (7) support for voluntary agreements and cross-sector collaborations. To find out more about transfer policies in each state, the author conducted a search of Web-based resources and collected descriptive material from legislative Websites, state boards of higher education, state coordinating boards, and institutional Web sites. Following the presentation of brief state summaries, the author provides offers comments comparing states' interpretations of transferable general education cores. All thirteen states discussed in the report follow a "distribution model" core curricula, though they do appear to differ somewhat in the effectiveness of credit transfer. (Contains 11 references.) (RC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Board of Higher Education, Salem.