Introduction to Articulation Kristian D. Lopez, Associate Director Manager of Articulation for the College of Liberal Arts...
What is “Course Articulation”? <ul><li>Course articulation refers to the process of comparing the content of courses that ...
Where Does Articulation Occur? <ul><li>Review of course objective (i.e. catalog description, syllabus, etc.) by schools/co...
Policy and Practice
Transferability vs. Applicability <ul><li>A course is transferable to DePaul if it meets the criteria stated in the Univer...
Tips for Confirming Transferability <ul><li>Is the institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and...
Student Populations With External Credit
Who Is Effected? <ul><li>Newly admitted students with external credit </li></ul><ul><li>Newly re-admitted students who hav...
When Examining a Student Record <ul><li>Does the unofficial transcript accurately reflect the external credit that a stude...
When Examining an Individual Course Articulation <ul><li>Is the course transferable? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the instit...
Liberal Studies: Waivers, Substitutions and Transfer Guidelines <ul><li>Get to know this policy! </li></ul><ul><li>Working...
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This presentation introduces new staff to suggested best practices for the articulation of college credit. The deliverable has been utilized in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DePaul University for various training purposes since 2007. (2007)

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Introduction to Articulation

  1. 1. Introduction to Articulation Kristian D. Lopez, Associate Director Manager of Articulation for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences DePaul University
  2. 2. What is “Course Articulation”? <ul><li>Course articulation refers to the process of comparing the content of courses that are transferred between postsecondary institutions such as colleges or universities. In other words, course articulation is the process by which one institution matches its courses or requirements to course work completed at another institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articulation_(education) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where Does Articulation Occur? <ul><li>Review of course objective (i.e. catalog description, syllabus, etc.) by schools/colleges; academic departments; University Articulation Coordinator (UAC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer credit approval processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course articulation petitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routine reviews of an institution’s curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each school/college articulates course work that aligns most closely to their respective curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some schools/colleges work jointly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LA&S and CTI (Art and Graphic Design programs; etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Policy and Practice
  5. 5. Transferability vs. Applicability <ul><li>A course is transferable to DePaul if it meets the criteria stated in the University Transfer Policy (see Handbook for Undergraduate Studies on SR website) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transferability = Can DePaul award credit for this course?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The schools/colleges determine applicability of transferable courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicability = How does the course align to the DePaul curriculum? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Tips for Confirming Transferability <ul><li>Is the institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools or other regional accrediting association? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the course baccalaureate level or developmental? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the course applicable to a Bachelors degree, or Associates of Arts or Science degree at an accredited school? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Student Populations With External Credit
  8. 8. Who Is Effected? <ul><li>Newly admitted students with external credit </li></ul><ul><li>Newly re-admitted students who have earned external credit while away from DPU </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-College Transfers (ICT) with external credit </li></ul><ul><li>Supplemental credit (i.e. any external credit earned at another institution, including foreign study) </li></ul>
  9. 9. When Examining a Student Record <ul><li>Does the unofficial transcript accurately reflect the external credit that a student has earned at another school? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are all transferable courses with grades of “D” or higher appearing on the students transcript posted? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the articulations posted correctly? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the number/conversion of credit hours (total credit hours) posted correctly? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiply the number of semester hours a course carries by 1.5 to attain the quarter hour conversion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the grades posted correctly? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. When Examining an Individual Course Articulation <ul><li>Is the course transferable? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the institution offering the course apply the course in its programs/curriculum? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the amount of credit hours the course carries impact its application and/or articulation? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there multiple departments with similar curricula (at the other school or DPU)? Which one is closest to DePaul offerings? </li></ul><ul><li>Should the course receive a Liberal Studies designation? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the semester vs. quarter difference affect applicability (i.e. language, math or science sequences)? </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation vs. Substitution </li></ul>
  11. 11. Liberal Studies: Waivers, Substitutions and Transfer Guidelines <ul><li>Get to know this policy! </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the “Point Fives” </li></ul><ul><li>Types of substitutions; waivers </li></ul><ul><li>Who authorizes substitutions? Waivers? When? </li></ul><ul><li>Policy available online: http://liberalstudies.depaul.edu/FormsandPolicies/SubstitutionsWaivers/index.asp </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions?

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