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1 CAA Information Session Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Update

2 Governor McCrory Praises Agreement That Allows Smoother Transfer of College Credits FEBRUARY 21, 2014 EDUCATION Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the State Board of Community Colleges and University of North Carolina Board of Governors today signed a revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between the two public higher education systems, making college transfer options more defined and easier to follow. Today is a great day for the students of North Carolina. Thanks to the teamwork of North Carolinas community colleges and public universities, thousands of students will attain their degrees faster and at a fraction of the cost, said Governor McCrory. I came to office promising that we were going to break down the silos in education, and this clear and concise plan is a powerful example of this. I want to thank Community College President Scott Ralls and UNC President Tom Ross for their leadership and collaboration in coming to this historic agreement. When we focus on the interest of students, amazing things can happen. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement is a shining example of this. Broadly, the articulation agreement identifies courses that will transfer to all UNC campuses to meet general education requirements. It also encourages community college students to complete an AA or AS degree before transferring to a UNC campus by guaranteeing entry as juniors with full transfer credit.

3 NEW Curriculum Standards Associate in Arts and Associate in Science English – 6 (sch) Humanities/Arts – 9 (sch) Social/Behavioral Science – 9 (sch) Mathematics – 3-4 (sch) Natural Science – 4 (sch) Additional GEC hours – (sch) Other Required hours – 14 (sch) ACA 122 – 1 (sch) English – 6 (sch) Humanities/Arts – 6 (sch) Social/Behavioral Science – 6 (sch) Mathematics – 8 (sch) Natural Science – 8 (sch) Additional GEC hours – 11 (sch) Other Required hours – 14 (sch) ACA 122 – 1 (sch) Associate in Arts (AA)Associate in Science (AS)

4 Major Differences Old CAANew CAA 1997 CAA2014 CAA Semester Hours of Credit for Transfer Degree 60 – 61 Semester Hours of Credit for Transfer Degree 44 Semester Hour General Education Core30 Semester Hours of Universal General Education Transfer Courses (UGETC), plus 15 additional Semester Hours of General Education courses selected from the Transfer Course List 20 Semester Hours of additional general education, pre-major and elective courses 15 Semester Hours of pre-major courses

5 CAA Revision Summary of Changes 1997 CAA2014 CAA Limited Transfer Guarantees unless General Education Core is completed Each Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course transfers for lower division general education equivalency Lots of elective choices in general education Highly structured Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Students often making uninformed choices resulting in repetition of courses or loss of credits Universities published 4-year degree plans identify community college courses that provide pathways to degree completion`

6 Participation in the Process UNC Disciplinary Team Meetings UNC/CC Joint Disciplinary Team Meetings Over 350 UNC faculty participated Over 120 community college courses in 16 disciplines reviewed Over 70 NCCCS faculty participated 41 UGETC courses identified

7 Implementation Fall 2014: CAA is effective for new college transfer students. Students enrolled in an AA or AS program prior to Fall Semester 2014 are subject to the conditions and protections contained in the CAA in place at the time of their initial enrollment as long as they remain continuously enrolled.

8 UNC commitments to the CAA Provide a link to the Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure on its website Each receiving institution will identify community college course equivalencies and publicize an equivalency course crosswalk to ensure transfer of credit uniformity and transparency. Each UNC institution will develop, publish, and maintain four- year degree plans identifying community college courses that provide pathways leading to associate degree completion, admission into the major, and baccalaureate completion. If a student is denied admission to a UNC institution, then he or she will be notified in writing by the institution.

9 NCCCS Commitments to the CAA Provide a link to the Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure on its website Ensure students select a transfer major and preferred transfer university before completing 30 semester hours of credit, to maximize transferability Advising based on university 4 year plans Website Updates

10 Making College Transfer More Intentional Step 1: Complete Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses and ACA 122 Step 2: Select Intended Transfer Major & Desired Transfer Institution Step 3: Complete Additional General Education and Pre-Major Prerequisites, Based on Universitys Published Degree Plan

11 Ongoing Evaluation NCCCS & UNC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share transfer student data to better analyze students transfer outcomes. The Transfer Advisory Committee will survey and review the institutional transfer credit policies and procedures of two UNC institutions per quarter and report the findings to UNC General Administration and NC Community College System Office. Transfer Credit Appeals Procedures will be posted on university and community college web sites. Appeals to the Transfer Advisory Committee will be reported to UNC General Administration and NCCC System Office.

12 Next Steps Refine existing advising tool (Transfer Navigator) to assist students in locating course equivalencies Develop new transfer advising tool that provides information on courses, course equivalencies, and program requirements between the community colleges and UNC institutions to help students plan their education and ensure successful transfer of course credits

13 Community Colleges Next Steps Universitys Next Steps Next Steps

14 Thank You!! Questions??


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