June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Two Year College Division
22.700.1 - 22.700.17
Facilitating Transfer of Students from 2-Year to 4-Year Engineering ProgramsAlthough enrollments in engineering programs have increased slightly in recent years, therecontinues to be concern about preparing the number of engineers necessary to meet the workforce needs of the Unites States to maintain technological competitiveness. Community collegesrepresent a source of students who could potentially enroll in baccalaureate engineeringprograms after completing their studies at the community college if a coherent curriculum wereavailable, and there existed a seamless migration process that would minimize the time to abachelor’s degree. Presented in this paper is the basis and methodology used to develop avoluntary articulation compact for mechanical engineering programs that was developed inTexas and implemented statewide. Currently, the chancellors or presidents of 13 universities and23 community and technical colleges or systems have agreed to participate in the VoluntaryMechanical Engineering Transfer Compact, which represents 77% of the Texas publicuniversities offering mechanical engineering and 64% of the of Texas public community ortechnical colleges offering lower-division engineering courses. By signing this compact, the needfor potentially up to 322 institution-to-institution transfer agreements among these signatoryinstitutions was eliminated.
Lemoine, K., & Nelson, J. K., & Peterson, L. L., & Sells, J., & Smith, M. E. (2011, June), Facilitating Transfer of Students from Two-Year to Four-Year Engineering Programs Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17981
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