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ERIC Number: EJ967817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0893-0384
Kansas State University: 2+2 Partnerships with Community Colleges
Maes, Sue; Pfortmiller, Jennifer; Sinn, Melinda; Vail, Rosanna
Continuing Higher Education Review, v75 p164-172 Fall 2011
This article focuses on how Kansas State University (K-State) built partnerships with all 19 community colleges in Kansas and streamlined the process of providing place-bound adult students with access to complete a bachelor's degree while continuing to live, work, and serve in their home communities. Kansas State University (K-State) has been an educational leader in the state, delivering online degree programs for more than 16 years. For the past five years, K-State's Division of Continuing Education has been partnering with community colleges to address the needs of working adults who could access education locally or who already had many university credits but no bachelor's degree. The partnerships, called "2+2 agreements," provide services, direction, and a streamlined completion process for place-bound students in the form of degree maps that determine the courses they need to take from their community college and the courses they can take at a distance through K-State to complete a K-State bachelor's degree. In addition to benefitting students, 2+2s have opened up opportunities for enhancing marketing strategies that benefit the community colleges and the four-year institution. As a case study, it may offer other institutions practices and approaches in connecting community colleges with continuing education units.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas; United States