B U S I N E S S N A M E Transfer Services, Articulation & University Relations Office Spring-2008 “Making College to University Transfer Seamless” Greetings From the Director! The spring semester continues to be one of learning and excitement. TSAUR staff continue to work hard to provide up-to-date transfer and articulation information and professional development opportunities for campus staff. Recently we completed the development process for our new informational CD. The CD will provide campus staff and students a quick reference that can be used to support the growing transfer needs of DCCCD’s students. The CD will be sent to all campuses this summer. TSAUR will offer a Virtual Transfer Fair and Webinar in 2008/09. Our goal is to continue to meet and anticipate the needs of our campuses and students. Transfer Workshops The remaining 2007-2008 2007-2008 workshops are: Transfer Services is in the process of holding a series of four transfer workshops to prepare MVC 21-Apr 2-4 p.m. W183 DCCCD students to seamlessly make the transi- tion to a four-year institution. All four workshops “The application process and financial aid” are being held on each of the seven DCCCD campuses. NLC 22-Apr 12:30-1:30 p.m. A234 “Life after transfer” The following topics were the basis for these pro- grams: RLC 23-Apr 12:30-1:30 p.m. C140 • The keys to a successful transfer • Life after transfer “The application process and financial aid” • Preparing students academically for transfer • The application process and financial aid BHC 28-Apr 1:30-2:30 p.m. S003 There has been an overwhelming response from staff “Life after transfer” and students regarding the need for more information related to Transfer Services. Gregg Williams, district CVC 29-Apr 12:30-1:30 p.m. B119 director of transfer services, says a successful trans- fer has a lot to do with preparedness, receiving accu- “The application process and financial aid” rate information and timeliness. The transfer process needs to be completed in a timely manner since most EFC 30-Apr 12:30-1:30 p.m. S100 universities have November and December deadlines for admission for the following fall. “The application process and financial aid” Awareness of available tools on the TSAUR Web site ECC 1-May 1:30-2:30 p.m. B869 is key to providing accurate information to students. Research of majors and transfer guides for specific “The application process and financial aid” four-year institutions can lead to a much smoother transition. Transfer services wants to help students transfer as many credit hours that count toward com- More than 400 DCCCD students have pletion of their four-year institution degree as possible. attended the workshops. (See page 4-workshops) /////////////////////// PAGE 2 Did You Know? BHC/Texas Tech University Nursing Agreement TTU has baccalaureate programs available in an online and other distance learning formats leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and DCCCD provides a certificate as well as two-year instructional programs in nursing. The demand for nursing professionals at all levels is high and a collaborative partnership by both institutions will have a twofold beneficial outcome. By collaborating, DCCCD and TTU will join forces to ad- dress this critical workforce need. They will also deliver educational goals of both participation and success as found in Closing the Gaps, the state's plan for higher education as adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Second, by providing additional education to these nursing professionals, DCCCD and TTU will enhance effective delivery of their respective missions by serving the heretofore unmet health care needs of the North Central Texas Region. Read more about this agreement. DCCCD Students Have Two More Options When Seeking Their Bachelor’s Degree Online Ashford University will accept up to 99 credits in transfer, 90 of which can be from DCCCD. Consequently, 90 credits (three full years) of DCCCD credit can apply toward a bachelor’s degree at AU. The residency re- quirement at Ashford University is 21 credits. Bellevue University is an innovator in developing degree programs that meet students where they are. They offer traditional four year bachelor's degree programs, a leading-edge three-year bachelor's degree program that combines classroom and online learning with career work experiences, accelerated bachelor's degree completion programs and master's degree programs in a variety of areas. First Annual Student Services Intradistrict Conference Dr. Gary Williams, assessment specialist at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, Calif., will be facilitating the student services conference April 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bill J. Priest campus of El Centro College. The purpose and objectives for this conference are to: • Choose from several practical assessment techniques usable at the program and service level • Identify elements of successful assessment programs and customize them to the culture of your college, program and service area • Use assessment results to continuously improve and /or establish new programs and services • Identify a systematic approach to developing student services learning outcomes Applying these concepts and skills will enable participants to: • Take appropriate action to establish effective student services learning outcomes to strategically move student services • Identify how student services learning outcomes can be used to improve student programs and services • Write effective student services learning outcomes /////////////////////// PAGE 3 Did You Know? B S D eg r ees A war d ed in Eng i neer i ng / C o mp ut er Science 80000 The Telecom Corridor Alliance 70000 60000 THECB Perspective on Transfer 50000 40000 A presentation by Brent Donham, RLC 30000 20000 10000 The Problem 0 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 The National Science Foundation predicts an annual need for 203,800 jobs Y ear in engineering, mathematics and computing occupations between 2000 and 2010. The Need The escalating need for engineers will not be met from the pool of college-ready students who have chosen to pursue a career in engineering. There is a critical need for engineering transfer programs to provide a means for students who are not academically or financially prepared to advance toward a university degree in engineering. Statewide Transfer Options Field of Study • FOS curriculum is a set of courses intended to satisfy lower division requirements for an academic area • Engineering FOS developed with intent to address all engineering disciplines • Potential for up to 43 transfer hours depending upon receiving institution Academic Core • Every public college or university established an academic core within a range of 42-48 credit hours • It is transferable between Texas public higher education institutions Challenges and Shortcomings • Field of Study (FOS) Except for 12-16 hours, the FOS curriculum is transferable if receiving institution requires courses Engineering courses in FOS are not required by UTD Only 24 hours from Richland would transfer to UTD • Academic Core Students can be a Core completer without taking the appropriate level of math and/or science Difference between Accepted and Applied (e.g., College Algebra is accepted but may not be applied to BSEE) Transfer students were often uninformed and/or underprepared for an engineering program Program Implementation • Richland/UTD 2+2 Engineering Transfer • Resulted in the creation of an Associate in Sciences with Emphasis in Electrical Engineering (ASEE) • Replicates the first two years of BSEE at UTD • UTD transferred four EE courses to Richland, Richland College-Engineering Course Enrollm ent which received THECB approval as “unique need” 180 166 151 • Common syllabus, textbook, instructional mate- 160 138 135 140 144 rials and labs to ensure same rigor and learn- Enrollment 120 120 138 ing experiences 100 90 • Automatic admission into the UTD College of 80 Engineering with a guaranteed block transfer of 60 43 37 43 40 31 35 62 credit hours 20 20 13 Evaluation and Results 0 • Transfer programs at community colleges pro- g 1 g 2 g 3 g 4 g 5 g 6 g 7 Fa 001 Sp ll 2 2 ll 3 Sp ll 2 4 Sp ll 2 5 Sp ll 2 6 Sp ll 2 7 08 ri n 00 ri n 00 ri n 200 ri n 00 ri n 00 ri n 00 ri n 00 Fa 00 Fa 00 Fa 00 Fa 00 Fa 00 Fa 00 vide access to engineering program for under- 20 Sp ll 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 g served segments of the population ri n Sp Sp • Advising is critical to the success of articula- tion/transfer agreements Sem ester • Ensure courses from the community college meet a distinct requirement in the BSEE de- UTD/RLC agreement implemented-Fall 2004 gree plan • It is recommended faculty, advisors and staff meet a minimum of twice a year to sustain and ensure the success of the transfer partnership /////////////////////// PAGE 4 New Articulation Agreements (workshop-cont. from page 1) DCCCD has signed new agreements with the following universities: Ashford University Bellevue University Texas Tech University B.S. in nursing Paul Quinn College-renewal DCCCD Is in the process of finalizing agreements with: University of Houston-Conrad Hilton College-hotel and hospitality Texas A&M University-Commerce-B.A.A.S. agreement UT-San Antonio UT-Pan American Dillard University Millsap University University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Columbia University-N.Y. Texas Woman’s University-B.A.A.S. in Culinary Science & Food Service Management-(El Centro College) Transfer Services is in the process of updating trans- fer guides with: Paul Quinn College Texas Tech University University of Texas-Arlington Prairie View A&M University NLC students attending workshop 3 For questions, comments or suggestions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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