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Create uniform nationwide system of recognition and transferring of courses for higher education institutions by Mind Map: Create uniform nationwide system of recognition
and transferring of courses for higher education
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Create uniform nationwide system of recognition and transferring of courses for higher education institutions

Outcomes

Reduces transfer shock

Reduces cultural shock

Access to institutions with out barriers, upon meeting requriements

Improve transfer orientation for students

Increase minority transfer rates

Involve high schools in agreements

Existing system is state based

Challenges

Limited to only agreements between some colleges and rarely includes inter-state agreements

Only 8 states have common course numbering

Advisors sometimes have to advise students to go "backward in order to go forward"

Quarter vs. semester systems difficult to transfer

Problems to students

Take similar courses already took

Pay for a class already on their academic record

Private and state university transfers are difficult

Higher courses transfer as lower courses

Federal-based database

States will have an input thus not fully controlled by the federal government

Will provide advisors with a tool to evaluate courses instead of currently hunting through college websites

As a result advising will become efficient

Incorporate student input

Create student board

Empower student to evaluate courses

National common course numbering system

Might be easier to implement with pre-requests but not with degree courses given the many types of instiutions

Associate in Arts (A.A) degree automatically meets general education requirements at any institution

Key Partners

American Association of Community Colleges

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Association of American Colleges and Universities

U.S. Department of Education

Activities

Sell idea to colleges and universities

Design database

Collect data

Resources

Use http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ as a reference. Understand what is working there and what needs to be fixed to not make similar mistakes

Look at existing databases created within states