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North Carolina College Transfer and Student Access InitiativesDavid English, Director CFNC Technology & Internet ServicesThe University of North CarolinaGeneral Administration October 22, 2009

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Presentation Overview

  • North Carolina – Postsecondary Education Overview
  • CFNC
  • Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
  • Transfer Advisory Committee
  • NC College Access Challenge Grant
  • CFNC Transfer Navigator
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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
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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
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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

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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?
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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
  • Low-income (FRL) school students
  • $37 million
  • Two grants from US Dept of Education (2000-11)
  • 35 NC counties
  • 16,000+ students
  • www.CFNC.org
  • Career Center
  • Student Planner
  • College Fair
  • Free SAT & ACT Test Prep
  • Online Applications
  • Electronic High School Transcripts
  • Transfer Articulation
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Phase 1 Release

  • System Foundation
  • Primary functions available
  • Building block for additional scope
  • General Availability - April 17, 2009
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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

Review and Modify Information Entered in Step 1

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Step 3 – View Transfer Credits

Apply Online

Compare

Equivalence

View Academic

History Courses

View

Equivalence Detail

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1,474,378online applications

10,000visitors per day for an average of 10 min

138,501

High school transcripts

2,794,677 user

accounts

CFNC.org Site Usage

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Questions?

David English

UNC-General Administration

919.843.5369

englishdj@northcarolina.edu