Community colleges have a long tradition of articulation agreements with four-year institutions, ensuring that those who begin at a two-year school can seamlessly transfer. As the college trajectory becomes less standard—even for students with bachelor-sized goals who begin at the community college level—institutional leaders are creating or adding the reverse transfer option to articulation agreements.
Like most state universities in Michigan, the University of Michigan-Dearborn has entered into several reverse-transfer agreements with community colleges in recent years. In determining whether to activate the reverse-transfer process for a particular student, UM-Dearborn examines several criteria, says Ken Kettenbeil, vice chancellor for external relations. Here’s his checklist of items to consider:
As more higher ed institutions develop reverse-transfer agreements, these partnerships “offer great opportunities for the institutions to share data” for mutual benefits, says Dennis Day, vice president for student success and engagement at Johnson County Community College in Kansas.
Here are two ways such collaborative information sharing can benefit both two-year and four-year institutions, as well as students:
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 8:39am
The $12.5 million Collaborative Learning Center would be a 41,000-square-foot facility where students would have access to library materials, computers, integrated technology such as Smartboards, counseling, and tutoring.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 2:01pm
On NPR, Judith Scott-Clayton, professor of economics and education at Columbia University’s Teacher College and senior research associate at the Community College Research Center, discusses President Obama's proposal to rank colleges based on performance and affordability.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 1:53pm
In June, ACCT, in partnership with Single Stop USA, released a white paper to redefine how participating students approach student support services. Case studies from the City University of New York and Miami Dade College campuses are featured in the white paper. The white paper can be downloaded at no charge here.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 1:42pm
Bernard Luskin has been appointed interim president of Moorpark College in California, replacing Pam Eddinger, who resigned in the spring to become president of Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:38am
In addition to educating students, community colleges forge deep and meaningful connections with our community. After all, it's a central part of our mission. At Montgomery College, "we empower our students to change their lives, and we enrich the lives of our community." As of this month, that includes a pledge to help fight hunger.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:27am
As educators at the public elementary school and college levels, we see the struggles students face on a daily basis. However, they are not left without resources. Community colleges offer many developmental classes to increase students’ understanding of a topic so that they may succeed at the junior college level.