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ERIC Number: ED512307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report on Transfer and Articulation, 2007
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
The General Assembly determined that a higher education system that failed to allow the transfer of seemingly identical or similar courses increased the time to degree and cost to the student and the state. It was also the perception of the General Assembly that public higher education was not taking adequate steps to remedy the problem. Therefore, the legislature passed Public Chapter 795, Acts of 2000. Public Chapter 795 requires the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to work with the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents to: (1) Create and have in place by the 2001 fall semester, a university track program within UT and TBR consisting of sixty (60) semester hours of instruction within each major discipline that can be transferred and applied toward the requirements for a bachelor's degree, thus allowing a student who has successfully completed the track to enter the receiving institution as a junior; (2) Create an atmosphere that is conducive to transferability of credits among Tennessee's public colleges and universities; and (3) Report to the Joint Education Oversight Committee and the chairs of the House and Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committees on the progress made toward full articulation on October 1 of each year. Improving articulation, ensuring seamless transfer, and increasing the persistence to graduation of transfer students is an on-going process for the Commission, the University of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Board of Regents systems. While this coalition has made significant progress in achieving the aims of Public Chapter 795, it continues to refine major articulation measures and implement additional strategies for improving the transfer process. In previous years, the Commission has reported on progress made by the coalition of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Tennessee Board of Regents, and the University of Tennessee system that addresses articulation agreements among the public institutions. With articulation agreements now in place and the university track program adopted by both systems, the Commission will begin assessment on the success of these arrangements. This report will focus on the transfer activity at public institutions and will create a baseline for trend analysis by focusing on recent transfer activity at public institution: its volume, its directionality, and when it occurs. (Contains 17 tables, 2 figures and 2 footnotes. The 2008 report can be seen at ED512309.)
Tennessee Higher Education Commission. 404 James Robertson Parkway Suite 1900, Nashville, TN 37243. Tel: 615-741-3605; Fax: 615-741-6230; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee