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Implementing transfer associate degrees : perspectives from the states

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New directions for community colleges ; no. 160, Jossey-Bass; John Wiley & Sons, San Francisco, Calif.; Hoboken, N.J., p.115 (2013)

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Cubb LB2328 .N4 NO.160



Community college students--United States, Community colleges--United States, Student mobility, Students, Transfer of--Education (Higher), Transfer students


Contents: Elements of effective transfer associate degrees / Carrie B. Kisker, Richard L. Wagoner, Arthur M. Cohen -- Transfer associate degrees in historical context / Arthur M. Cohen -- The successful transfer structure in Washington State / Jane Sherman, Michelle Andreas -- Widening and wandering the short road to success: the Louisiana transfer degree guarantee / Kevin L. Cope -- Faculty-determined course equivalency: the key to Ohio's transfer mobility system / Paula K. Compton, Jonathan Tafel, Joe Law, Robert Gustafson -- Faculty reflections on implementing associate degrees for transfer in California / Jane Patton, Michelle Pilati -- The role of presidential leadership in improving New Jersey's community college transfer experience / Casey Maliszewski, Kathleen Crabill, Lawrence Nespoli -- Developing a culture of transfer and student success in Arizona / Maria Harper-Marinick, Jeanne Swarthout -- Putting the pieces together and asking the hard questions: transfer associate degrees in perspective / Richard L. Wagoner, Carrie B. Kisker -- Sources and information on transfer associate degrees / Carlos Ayon.; Summary: In recent years a convergence of several forces such as increased legislative involvement in higher education, governmental and philanthropic pressure to increase postsecondary degree and certificate production, and fiscal belt-tightening at colleges and universities across America, has resulted in efforts to significantly reform community college to university transfer and articulation processes. One increasingly popular method of reform is the implementation of transfer associate degrees: statewide pathways or degree programs that allow students to both earn an associate degree from a community college and transfer seamlessly into a state university with junior status. This volume outlines the elements off effective transfer associate degrees and explores their implementation in six states including Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington.

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