ERIC Number: EJ1014859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Deciphering Articulation and State/System Policies and Agreements
Bers, Trudy H.
New Directions for Higher Education, n162 p17-26 Sum 2013
Student transfer is affected by several factors, some of them student-specific and some of them defined by institutional, system, and state policies and practices. This chapter provides a brief description of articulation agreements and policies intended to facilitate transfer; examples of institutional partnership, system-level, and statewide approaches; and observations about the characteristics, underlying assumptions, and utility of these agreements and policies. The chapter is organized by first presenting an overview of the types of key articulation and transfer policies and agreements at the institutional, system, and state levels. Following this overview, three brief examples of policies are presented, the first describing an agreement between two institutions, the second describing a system-level approach to facilitating transfer, and the third describing statewide legislation and rules regarding transfer. Finally, the chapter concludes with some general observations about creating, communicating, and sustaining articulation and state/system policies.
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Transfer Policy, College Transfer Students, Partnerships in Education, State Policy, State Legislation, Web Sites, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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