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Innovative Educational Partnership For The New Century

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Conference

1998 Annual Conference

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Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 28, 1998

Start Date

June 28, 1998

End Date

July 1, 1998

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

8

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3.342.1 - 3.342.8

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https://peer.asee.org/7196

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Albert L. McHenry

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Lakshmi Munukutla Arizona State University

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Session 1647

Innovative Educational Partnership for the New Century

Lakshmi V. Munukutla, Albert L. McHenry Arizona State University East

ABSTRACT

The Arizona State University and the Maricopa Community Colleges have a history of collaboration that is acclaimed as a model across the nation. However, Arizona State University East and Chandler-Gilbert Community college together are working diligently to elevate their educational partnership to a new level beyond traditional articulation. This paper describes the innovative nature of the educational partnership that exists between the two-year and four-year institutions at the Williams Campus.

INTRODUCTION

Public universities and four-year colleges are constantly subjected to new policies and procedures set by state lawmakers’, with the goal of enhancing on time student graduation and accommodating students who transfer from two-year colleges. A statewide Transfer Articulation Task Force (TATF) was established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges. It was established in the best interest of students at Community colleges who wish to transfer to one of the three state universities in Arizona. The State Legislature’s goal was to provide a seamless statewide articulation and transfer system, including the process of transfer for both general education credits and for curriculum major requirements. Therefore, the TATF’s intent is to reach consensus on a course by course basis to assure that community college students may transfer to Arizona public universities without loss of baccalaureate degree [1]. The task force members are representatives of faculty, academic administration, student services and chief executive officers.

Arizona State University (ASU) and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) have a history of collaboration that is acknowledged as a model across the nation. In addition, Arizona State University East (ASU East) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) are working together diligently to elevate their educational partnership to a new level beyond traditional articulation that exists between the two-year and the States’ four-year institutions. The co-location of ASU East and CGCC at the Williams campus has provided numerous opportunities to bring this partnership to a new dimension. In short one and one-half years it has moved well beyond the conventional articulation, described above. The uniqueness of the partnership between these two institutions has been marked by joint curriculum development, infrastructure planning, academic scheduling and sharing institutional data. The special collaboration extends to housing and academic/student support services as well. The primary focus of this paper is to illustrate the innovative educational partnership that exists between ASU East and CGCC and its benefits to students and the two institutions.

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McHenry, A. L., & Munukutla, L. (1998, June), Innovative Educational Partnership For The New Century Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. https://peer.asee.org/7196

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