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Title: North Carolina College Transfer and Student Access Initiatives David English, Director CFNC Technology


1
North Carolina College Transfer and Student
Access InitiativesDavid English, Director
CFNC Technology Internet ServicesThe
University of North CarolinaGeneral
Administration October 22, 2009
2
Presentation Overview
  • North Carolina Postsecondary Education Overview
  • CFNC
  • Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
  • Transfer Advisory Committee
  • NC College Access Challenge Grant
  • CFNC Transfer Navigator

3
North Carolina Postsecondary Education
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The University of North Carolina
  • University was chartered in 1789, and is the
    oldest public institution of higher education in
    the United States
  • Comprised of sixteen constituent public
    institutions of higher education and one
    constituent high school
  • Total enrollment 215,692
  • Governance
  • UNC Board of Governors - 32 members, 16 appointed
    by House, 16 by Senate
  • UNC President appointed by Board
  • Institutional Chancellors report to UNC President
  • Institutional Board of Trustees 13 members, 8
    appointed by UNC BOG, 4 by Governor, Student Body
    President
  • All institutions SACS Accredited

5
North Carolina Community College System
  • NC General Assembly passed first Community
    College act in 1957. State Board of Community
    Colleges created in 1980
  • Comprised of 58 community colleges located
    throughout the state, stable since 1979
  • Total enrollment 800,000
  • Governance
  • NCCS State Boards - 21 members, 10 appointed by
    Governor, 4 by House, 4 by Senate
  • NCCCS President appointed by Board
  • Campus Presidents report to local Board of
    Trustees
  • Institutional Board of Trustees 12 members, 4
    appointed by Governor, 4 by local school board, 4
    by local board of commissioners
  • All institutions SACS Accredited

6
CFNC
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501(c)(3) nonprofit -administers grants, loans
and savings program on behalf of the state
State-funded K-16 partnership (NCDPI, NCCCS,
NCICU, UNC) administered by UNC General
Administration
State agency responsible for statewide college
aid programs grants scholarships, loans, 529
savings
8
Primary Goal Access
To increase the college-going rate in North
Carolina with particular attention toward
first-generation college students.
GOAL
  • Obstacles facing first-generation college
    students
  • Can I really go to college in NC?
  • Can I afford to go to college in NC?

9
CFNC Access Services
GEAR UP North Carolina
CFNC Resource Center
CFNC Technology Internet Services
  • 1.866.866.CFNC
  • Toll-free Telephone Hotline for Career and
    College Planning
  • Email from CFNC.org
  • Publications
  • Training
  • Spanish Services
  • www.CFNC.org
  • Career Center
  • Student Planner
  • College Fair
  • Free SAT ACT Test Prep
  • Online Applications
  • Electronic High School Transcripts
  • Transfer Articulation
  • Low-income (FRL) school students
  • 37 million
  • Two grants from US Dept of Education (2000-11)
  • 35 NC counties
  • 16,000 students

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Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and Transfer
Advisory Committee
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Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)
  • 1995 General Assembly
  • House Bill 739
  • Develop a plan enabling NCCCS students to
    transfer to UNC institutions
  • NCCCS to implement common course descriptions and
    numbering for 58 campuses
  • Senate Bill 1161
  • Plan for accurate and accessible academic
    counseling for transfers
  • Timetable for creation of the CAA
  • NCCCS to review policies in an effort to
    facilitate transfer (quarter system)
  • CAA was approved by UNC Board of Governors and
    State Board of Community Colleges Spring 1996

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CAA Underlying Assumptions
  • General Education Core is portable and supersedes
    UNC institutional lower division general
    education requirements
  • Institutions recognize professional integrity of
    other accredited institutions
  • Competencies and understandings developed by
    general education as a whole are more important
    than any individual course
  • General education requirements of receiving
    institution remain in effect for students not
    completing the core or the AA or AS degrees
  • Upper-division general education requirements and
    graduation requirements remain unchanged

14
Transfer Advisory Committee
  • 8 member committee appointed by Presidents of UNC
    and NCCCS
  • Holds authority to interpret and advise on CAA
    policy matters
  • Authority to implement policy rests with UNC and
    NCCCS Governing Boards
  • UNC TAC Appointees
  • Ms. Kathi M. Baucom, Co-Chair
  • Associate Provost for Enrollment Mgt, UNC
    Charlotte
  • David English
  • Director of CFNC Tech and IS,
  • UNC General Administration
  • Lou Riggans
  • Director of the Transfer Center, Fayetteville
    State University
  • Dr. Kenneth R. Gurganus
  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics, UNC Wilmington
  • NCCCS TAC Appointees
  • Dr. Dennis King, Co-Chair
  • Vice President for Student Services,
    Asheville-Buncombe TCC
  • Ms. Beth Spragins
  • Program Coordinator, NCCCS
  • Dr. Johnnie R. Simpson
  • Vice President for Instruction, Richmond CC
  • Dr. Richard E. Swanson
  • Professor of Physics, Sandhills CC

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CAA Provisions
  • Students who complete the AA or AS degree
  • Granted junior academic status
  • Granted 64 semester-hours of credit transferred
  • Fulfillment of the UNC Minimum Course
    Requirements (MCR's) in effect at the time of
    high school graduation
  • Completion of the lower division general
    education component. However, students must meet
    the receiving university's foreign language
    and/or health and physical education
    requirements, if applicable, prior to or after
    transfer to the senior institution
  • Admission to a UNC institution per the Transfer
    Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP)
  • Students who complete the AFA degree
  • Fulfillment of the UNC Minimum Course
    Requirements (MCR's) in effect at the time of
    high school graduation
  • Students who complete the 44-hour CAA Gen Ed
    core
  • Fulfillment of the UNC Minimum Course
    Requirements (MCR's) in effect at the time of
    high school graduation
  • Completion of the lower division general
    education component. However, students must meet
    the receiving university's foreign language
    and/or health and physical education
    requirements, if applicable, prior to or after
    transfer to the senior institution.

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General Education Core (44 SHC)
  • Arts
  • English Composition (6 SHC)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts (12 SHC)
  • Social Behavioral Sciences (12 SHC)
  • Natural Sciences/Math (14 SHC)
  • Science
  • English Composition (6 SHC)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)
  • Social Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)
  • Natural Sciences/Math (20 SHC)

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Pre-Majors Arts
  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Business Administration, Accounting, Economics,
    Finance and Marketing
  • Business Education and Marketing Education
  • Communication/Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Journalism
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Nursing
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Science Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education

18
Pre-Majors Science
  • Biology and Biology Education
  • Chemistry and Chemistry Education
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education

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Transfer Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP)
  • Student is guaranteed admission to a UNC
    Institution
  • Admission is not assured to a specific campus or
    a specific program or major.
  • Students must have graduated from a North
    Carolina Community College with an Associate in
    Arts or Associate in Science degree.
  • Students must meet all requirements of the
    Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.
  • A student must have an overall GPA of at least
    2.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the college
    from which he or she graduated, and a grade of
    "C" or better in all CAA courses.
  • Students must be academically eligible for
    re-admission to the last institution attended.
  • Students must meet judicial requirements of the
    institution to which the student applies.
  • Students must meet all application requirements
    at the receiving institution including the
    submission of all required documentation by
    stated deadlines.

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Bilateral Agreement Inventory
  • Provided by the UNC Institutions NCCCS campuses
    to the TAC for updates
  • Lists by community college, university and major
    available
  • Excellent tool for advising potential transfers
    and developing additional agreements.
  • Currently over 1,000 agreements in the inventory

21
NCCCS Combined Course Library
  • There are about 3,800 NCCCS CCL Courses
  • Of those, some 720 arts and sciences courses are
    approved for transfer
  • General Education (about 200)
  • Pre-major elective
  • These courses provide the base infrastructure for
    the CFNC Transfer Navigator Project

22
North Carolina College Access Challenge Grant
23
NC College Access Challenge Grant
  • U.S. Department of Education Grant Program
  • 3.8 Million Dollars between 2008-10
  • UNC is the administrative agent for the grant and
    is partnering with NCCCS, NCICU, and NCSEAA in
    program delivery
  • Projects include
  • CFNC Transfer Articulation System
  • Minority Male Mentoring
  • NCICU College Access Network
  • College Application Week Expansion
  • FAFSA Day Expansion
  • Directory of Pre-College Programs

24
NC College Access Challenge Grant
  • College Application Week
  • Expanded from 109 high schools (2007) to 293 high
    schools (2008)
  • Attendance increased 51, from 12,808 (2007) to
    19,356 (2008)
  • Applications submitted increased 77 from 21,445
    (2007) to 37,903 (2008)
  • Pre-College Tracking Database
  • Partnership between UNCGA CACG, GEAR UP North
    Carolina, GEAR UP Appalachian, and GEAR UP
    Fayetteville State
  • Building single tracking database for measurement
    and evaluation of outreach and intervention
    efforts across programs
  • FAFSA Day
  • Expanded from 56 sites (2008) to 65 sites (2009)
  • Attendance increased 25, from 3,600 (2008) to
    4,500 (2009)
  • Transfer Articulation
  • Phase One went live on April 17, 2009
  • Increased the number of transfer equivalencies
    from 3,008 (2008)
  • to 8,414 (2009)

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North Carolina Transfer Patterns
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Transfer Student Resources and Articulation
  • Assist students in advance of enrolling in
    college courses
  • Early college high school students
  • Dual enrolled students
  • Community College students
  • Other potential transfer students
  • Provide students with a report of how many
    credits will transfer to any NC institution.
  • Perform a degree audit to guide students on
    courses needed to complete CAA Pre-Major
    Agreements

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Transfer Student Navigator
  • Provide students with a report of how courses
    will transfer between all 110 North Carolina
    colleges and universities
  • Partnership between NCCCS, NCICU, and UNC
  • Perform a degree audit to guide students on pre
    major course work that will need to be completed
    before they transfer
  • System is as easy as 1, 2, 3
  • Step 1 Create an academic history by selecting
    courses from the Community College Course Catalog
  • Step 2 Confirm selections
  • Step 3 View an equivalence report that shows
    course by course equivalence. Users can compare
    equivalence for 2 institutions at a time

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Partnership and Responsibilities
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Project Leadership Management
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Project Scope
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Phase 1 Release
  • System Foundation
  • Primary functions available
  • Building block for additional scope
  • General Availability - April 17, 2009

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Student Transfer Navigator
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Step 1 Build Academic History
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Step 1 Build Academic History
Users can search for courses in the Community
College Course Catalog and select courses to
build an Academic History.
Search for Courses
View Search Results
Enter Grade and Term Course Taken
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Step 2 Confirm Selection
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Step 2 Confirm Selection
Review and Modify Information Entered in Step 1
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Step 3 View Transfer Credits
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Step 3 View Transfer Credits
Apply Online
Compare Equivalence
View Academic History Courses
View Equivalence Detail
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Print Friendly Version
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Statistics and Results
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CFNC.org Site Usage
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Questions? David English UNC-General
Administration 919.843.5369 englishdj_at_northcarolin
a.edu
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