Indiana`s Transfer Website

Report
SHEEO Webinar
on
Transfer Websites
April 7, 2011
Ken Sauer, Catisha Coates, and Tari Lambert
TransferIN.net
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
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Background on TransferIN
• 1999 - decision to create a statewide,
comprehensive community college system
• 2000 - creation by ICHE of the Statewide
Transfer and Articulation Committee (STAC)
• 2000 - STAC/CHE recommendation to create a
web site and secure funding
• 2003 - transfer bill introduced, modified, and
passed
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TransferIN Background (cont.)
• 2005 - bill passes creating the Core Transfer
Library (CTL) consisting of a minimum of 70
courses (now 85 courses, soon 97)
– 85% one-for-one equivalencies
– Emulates general education core
• 2007 - initial appropriation providing support
to STAC and TransferIN
• FY2011 – represents 4th year of funding
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Examples of Major Partnerships
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All Public Institutions
Independent Colleges of Indiana
Indiana Department of Education
LearnMore Indiana
Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at
Purdue University West Lafayette
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MN for Design & Military
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OK for information
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VA for innovation
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We Realized,
It’s time for change!
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We went to the “pros”
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And
got
this…
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Or
This…
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Issues That Need Attention - 1
• Interoperability of software (especially degree
audits)
– U.S. DOE needs to fulfill its responsibility to study
and support transfer web sites, as mandated in
HEOA 2008
• Maintenance of transfer content, software,
and links
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Issues That Need Attention - 2
• Re-imaging transfer as credit mobility to
include:
– Dual credit/AP/IB
– ACE civilian and military credit recommendations
– Prior learning assessments
– Student learning outcomes
• Obtaining and sustaining funding
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Cost of Transfer Infrastructure - 1
• Content-Related
– Staff and committee (STAC) support
• Marketing
• Travel, training, networking, conferences
• Technical
– Licenses/subscriptions
– Design
– Staff and committee (TICO) support
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Cost of Transfer Infrastructure - 2
• Factors Affecting Technical Costs:
– Look and feel of the web site
– Functionality of the transfer software
– Homegrown transfer software v. vendor licenses
– Vendor transfer software: legacy contracts v. new
ones
– Institutions covered:
• Public 2-yr. and 4-yr.
• Private non-profit
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Indiana’s Transfer Appropriation
• Approximately $500,000 per year (the amount
appropriated differed every year); however,
we’ve never been able to spend all of it in any
year
– In three of the four years, a portion of the funds
went back to the general fund
– Some funds had to be used to support a related
initiative (Indiana e-Transcript)
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Concluding Thoughts
• In determining the cost of your transfer
infrastructure:
– What do you want your web site to do?
– What capabilities do you already have v. those to
be added?
• Call to action: keep the inter-state dialog on
transfer web portals going!
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Contact Information
Ken Sauer – Indiana Commission for Higher Education
317-464-4400 ext 121 [email protected]
Catisha Coates – Indiana Commission for Higher Education
317-464-4400 ext 125 [email protected]
Tari Lambert – Transfer Indiana Central Office
765-285-5810 [email protected]
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