ERIC Number: ED480318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Program to Program Articulation: Progress, Perceptions, and Procedures for Articulation from Two-Year Programs to Four-Year Programs.
Sullivan, Brenda L.
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the perception of two-year and four-year college students, faculty, and chief administration officers related to current articulation practices. The study also aimed to determine the desired components for a successful articulation and transfer system, and to identify any significant differences between current and ideal articulation practices. The study also investigated the feasibility of an articulation officer whose duty is to oversee transfer procedures and a statewide course numbering system. The author used models from similar studies to design a survey instrument, which was then validated by a panel of articulation experts. The author also employed a pilot study using a two-year and a four-year institution in Arkansas in 1999. A total of 378 two-year students, 125 four-year students, 128 two-year faculty, 70 four-year faculty, and the entire population of 9 four-year and 23 two-year chief academic officers (CAOs) responded to surveys. The students, faculty, and staff all indicated that a statewide course numbering system would benefit the articulation process. Students were in favor of a statewide official, two-year faculty and CAOs were not sure, and four-year faculty and CAOs objected. Includes historical background of articulation practices in the U.S. Research instruments appended. (Contains 55 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas