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ERIC Number: ED512309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report on Transfer and Articulation, 2008
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
In 2008's Public Chapter 863, the General Assembly directed the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to work with the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Board of Regents to facilitate "universal articulation" of lower division "transfer paths" to baccalaureate majors. This legislation builds on a 2000 Act requiring establishment of a community college transfer track of 60 semester credit hours. The 2008 legislation addresses the remaining 19 semester credit hours of the 60-hour university parallel associate and the assurance of direct articulation of these pre-major courses to specific baccalaureate majors. The legislation directs universal articulation of 19-hour community college transfer paths to all state universities. Public Chapter 863 extends the directive of the previous PC 795. Public Chapter 795 requires the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to 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. 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 and will also report on the implementation of "universal transfer" of lower division sub-major courses. The remainder of this year's annual report continues an approach begun last year, providing analysis of recent transfer activity at public institutions: its volume, timing, and directionality. Taken together, last year's and this year's annual reports will create a baseline for future trend analyses. Notable findings include the following: (1) Transfer remains a way of life for today's Tennessee college students; (2) Tennessee's public institutions vary greatly in their reliance on transfer student enrollment; (3) Transfer is multi-directional; (4) Most students transferring to a public university do so without an associate degree; and (5) Hours to degree are generally lower for students who graduated from the same institution at which they started. [For the 2007 report, see ED512307.]
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