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ERIC Number: ED498217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 59
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Consolidated Transfer Report. Transfer Policy and Upper-Division Baccalaureate Capacity
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Transfer is a primary strategy for providing access to baccalaureate-level education in Washington State. For thousands of students, transfer is an effective and efficient way to complete their studies. About 41 percent of the 16,800 students awarded degrees at Washington public baccalaureate institutions in the 2000-2001 academic year had completed at least 40 credits at a community or technical college. Of these students, 67 percent had completed an academic associate degree, and another five percent had completed both an academic and a technical associate degree prior to transfer. However, many students who begin their academic journey at community colleges with the intention of transferring and completing a baccalaureate degree are not able to reach their goal. This report provides greater detail about the policies and practices being used to increase the number of students who successfully transfer to baccalaureate institutions. Based on analysis of current policies and practices, the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) recommends: (1) Continued work to develop additional transfer associate degrees for majors at baccalaureate institutions that currently lack a good match with existing associate degrees; (2) Re-examination of existing proportionality agreements to ensure they adequately reflect the goals for transfer within the state's system of higher education; (3) Provision for general enrollment growth to help meet enrollment needs of transfer students as well as direct entry students, with priority to institutions in the Puget Sound region; (4) Continued support for high-demand enrollments to reduce programmatic capacity constraints that currently limit access to specific majors; and (5) Development of a Web-based transfer advising system to provide students the opportunity to explore multiple majors at more than one institution, improving their ability to efficiently transfer credits and continue making progress toward their degree goal. The following are appended: (1) Bachelor of Applied Science Task Force: (2) Summary Information on Baccalaureate of Applied Science Degrees; (3); Engineering Technology Major Related Program/Engineering Technology Work Group Participants; and (4) Business Major Related Program/Business DTA/MRP Workgroup Participants (Contains 10 figures and 4 tables.)
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. 917 Lakeridge Way SW, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Tel: 360-753-7800; Fax: 360-753-7808; e-mail: info@hecb.wa.gov; Web site: http://www.hecb.wa.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington