Facilitating Transfer Decisions Through the Use of Web-Based Tools Demaree Michelau, WICHE Richard Hezel, Hezel Associates...
Why articulation and transfer? <ul><li>Assuming the baccalaureate is increasingly the “entry point to the workforce for th...
Intersecting Interests of the Lumina Foundation for Education <ul><li>Lumina Foundation for Education: efforts to improve ...
Our Study <ul><li>Best Practices in Statewide Transfer and Articulation Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on 2 to 4 transfer...
Essential Elements of A&T Initiatives <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>statewide committees </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Essential Elements of A&T Initiatives <ul><li>Academic Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transfer credit blocks </li></ul></ul>...
“ Statewide” Approaches <ul><li>States can be placed on a continuum… </li></ul><ul><li>from complete lack of statewide app...
Collaboration Good Practices <ul><li>Examples of committees: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts‘ Commonwealth Transfer Ad...
Collaboration Good Practices <ul><li>Examples of models to engage faculty: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arizona has numerous Arti...
Communication Good Practices <ul><li>Examples of statewide transfer advising associations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kentucky’...
Communication Good Practices <ul><li>Examples of encouraging feedback: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alaska has an anonymous email...
WICHE Survey on Websites/Web Portals <ul><li>Survey target:  State agencies, higher education systems and institutions </l...
Survey Areas <ul><li>The tools to help w/ transfer decisions/options </li></ul><ul><li>Funding issues – budget, sources of...
Web-based Transfer Tools <ul><li>Degree audit types of tools such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course to course equivalency c...
Home-grown or 3 rd  Party Providers <ul><li>Academy One </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Academic </li></ul><ul><li>u.select </l...
Website or Web Portal? <ul><li>Will investigate how these sites refer to themselves – website or web portal </li></ul><ul>...
Where’s the beef? <ul><li>Underlying the tools -- state and institutional policies and agreements  (e.g. articulation agre...
What’s next? <ul><li>Best Practices Guide will be published in Jan/Feb 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will include more exampl...
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    1. 1. Facilitating Transfer Decisions Through the Use of Web-Based Tools Demaree Michelau, WICHE Richard Hezel, Hezel Associates Mollie McGill, WCET Bruce Chaloux, SREB
    2. 2. Why articulation and transfer? <ul><li>Assuming the baccalaureate is increasingly the “entry point to the workforce for the majority of students, ...improving the effectiveness of 2/4 transfer will be the key to national progress in closing the gap among racial groups in degree attainment since more minorities enter higher education through community colleges.” (Wellman, 2002) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Intersecting Interests of the Lumina Foundation for Education <ul><li>Lumina Foundation for Education: efforts to improve educational outcomes, including degree completion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KnowHow2Go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieving the Dream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making Opportunity Affordable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>President Obama is investing in community colleges and stressing associate’s degree completion </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation and transfer is the bridge between associate’s and bachelor’s degree completion </li></ul>
    4. 4. Our Study <ul><li>Best Practices in Statewide Transfer and Articulation Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on 2 to 4 transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Inform policy development and guide practice </li></ul><ul><li>Methods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of state policies and statues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys and interviews (48 states) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web portal research </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Essential Elements of A&T Initiatives <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>statewide committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>models for engaging faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transfer associations/groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>transfer fairs and summits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>websites/web portals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encouraging student feedback </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Essential Elements of A&T Initiatives <ul><li>Academic Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transfer credit blocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course equivalencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>general education cores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>common course numbering systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>major-specific transfer guides/matrices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little evidence that states utilizing these elements fare better than those that don’t </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Measurement, data collection, assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Few examples of states doing this effectively </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. “ Statewide” Approaches <ul><li>States can be placed on a continuum… </li></ul><ul><li>from complete lack of statewide approach (Michigan) </li></ul><ul><li>to a comprehensive, integrated statewide approach (Florida) </li></ul><ul><li>All other states fall in between </li></ul>
    8. 8. Collaboration Good Practices <ul><li>Examples of committees: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts‘ Commonwealth Transfer Advisory Group includes representatives from 2-year and 4-year institutions, including faculty members, CAOs, transfer directors and coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Florida’s Standing Postsecondary Committee on Articulation and Transfer includes faculty and administrators from 2-year and 4-year institutions and representatives from FACTS.org and the DOE’s workforce unit </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Collaboration Good Practices <ul><li>Examples of models to engage faculty: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arizona has numerous Articulation Task Forces, including discipline specific task forces, an admissions and records task force, academic advising task force and a general education task force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wyoming provides incentives to support faculty work on transfer so that travel and other costs are not barriers to collaboration </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Communication Good Practices <ul><li>Examples of statewide transfer advising associations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kentucky’s Academic Advising Association is a professional network for academic advisors to expand effective transfer advising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Carolina’s College Transfer Program Association helps campus academic leaders and advisors stay informed about A&T in NC </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Communication Good Practices <ul><li>Examples of encouraging feedback: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alaska has an anonymous email and phone number for students to submit complaints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missouri’s appeals process allows advisors to submit complaints on behalf of students </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. WICHE Survey on Websites/Web Portals <ul><li>Survey target: State agencies, higher education systems and institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Survey target: Sites includes tools, services to help students navigate the transfer process from 2-yr to 4-yr </li></ul>
    13. 13. Survey Areas <ul><li>The tools to help w/ transfer decisions/options </li></ul><ul><li>Funding issues – budget, sources of funding </li></ul><ul><li>Site usage statics and other ways measuring value of the site </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensiveness of transfer information or multiple sites with partial representation of institutions </li></ul>
    14. 14. Web-based Transfer Tools <ul><li>Degree audit types of tools such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course to course equivalency comparisons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit transfer information for specific majors/degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gen Ed requirements & transfer eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Transcript services </li></ul><ul><li>Online applications </li></ul>
    15. 15. Home-grown or 3 rd Party Providers <ul><li>Academy One </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Academic </li></ul><ul><li>u.select </li></ul><ul><li>XAP </li></ul><ul><li>Docufide </li></ul><ul><li>National Student Clearinghouse </li></ul>
    16. 16. Website or Web Portal? <ul><li>Will investigate how these sites refer to themselves – website or web portal </li></ul><ul><li>Portal – create personal account, track personal usage, obtain customizable credit transfer information </li></ul><ul><li>Or – static tables/matrics, links to campus transfer web pages </li></ul>
    17. 17. Where’s the beef? <ul><li>Underlying the tools -- state and institutional policies and agreements (e.g. articulation agreements) </li></ul>
    18. 18. What’s next? <ul><li>Best Practices Guide will be published in Jan/Feb 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will include more examples of good practices and recommendations to guide further development of A&T policy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentations throughout 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First at NISTS, Jan 27-29, Addison, TX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.wiche.edu/stas </li></ul>
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