Credit When It`s Due

Presented by:
Rochelle Ament, Credit When It’s Due Project Manager
Laura Griffin, Credit When It’s Due Transfer Specialist
What is Credit When It’s Due (CWID)?
$500,000 Lumina funded grant aimed at
increasing degree completion
Commonly referred to as reverse transfer
 credits
from university are transferred back
to college
Data Mining
The Credit When It's Due project is designed to provide
MnSCU colleges and universities with pre-analyzed lists of
students who appear to be eligible for Associate in Arts
The candidate pool includes students who earned a minimum
of 12 credits at a MnSCU college before transferring to a
MnSCU university during fall 2008-2012.
Approximately 11,800 students
An additional candidate pool has been identified of students
who transferred to the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
and have completed the MnTC.
Approximately 300-400 students?
Varying AA Degree Requirements
Residency Requirements
20 credits OR
 12 credits plus 8 MnSCU or U of M OR other variation
 MnTC residency requirement
MnTC Requirements
number of courses in goal area
 sub-parts to goal areas
 goal area 2
Additional Degree Requirements
first year experience
 information literacy/information technology
 wellness/health/physical education
Audit Review Process
Side by side comparison of:
at the university
 AA audit at the college
Review for:
 satisfactory
academic standing
 completion of:
residency requirements
 60 college-level credits
 additional degree requirements
 possible
 encoding inconsistencies
Auditing Results
Each institution receives a pre-analyzed list of students
who appear to be eligible for the degree
Lists contain the following information:
Goal areas completed at college
 Goal areas completed at university
 Goal areas/requirements outstanding
 Last term the student was enrolled
 Where the student was last enrolled
 Where the student has/can meet residency
 Substitutions or waivers-if applicable
 Concerns related to encoding inconsistencies
 Recommendation for degree conferral/MnTC completion
Encoding Inconsistencies
Common reasons for inconsistencies:
 outdated
TA tables
 not rejecting goal areas on equivalent courses
 differences in transfer of non-MnSCU courses
 not utilizing the EMNTC audit
Noted in the list of eligible students sent to college
Sent to university for review and correction when
Recommendation for Degree Conferral
Lists of students deemed eligible will be sent to
institutions to:
 verify
AA eligibility
 consult with students concerning awarding of degree
 confer degrees when applicable
Lists of students who have completed the MnTC will
be sent to institutions to:
 discuss
student eligibility and outstanding additional
degree requirements
 when
 certify
applicable, passed to university for AA degree conferral
completion of MnTC
Data Privacy and Security
Sensitive student information protected under
Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA)
and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Moved electronically only through Move It Securely
Stored on secured network drive; not desktop,
laptop hard drive or flash drive
Student Communications
Multiple forms and contacts
 one
campus contact
 letter/email/phone call
 follow up using multiple forms
 deadline for students
Sample letter
Frequently Asked Questions document
Audit Review Timeline
Colleges with zero additional degree requirements
July 31, 2013
Students who attended a college/Metro; Students
who attended a technical college/university
Sep. 16, 2013
Colleges with one additional degree requirement
Dec. 31, 2013
Colleges with two additional degree requirements
Feb. 28, 2014
Colleges with more than two additional AA degree
March 31, 2014
Students who attended more than two MnSCU
May 31, 2014
Students who transferred to a MnSCU university
during Fall 2012
Sep. 30, 2014
Students identified by the University of MinnesotaTC as having completed the MNTC
AA Eligible Students (September 30, 2013)
Alexandria Technical and Community College
Anoka Ramsey Community College
Bemidji State University
Century College
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Hibbing Community College
Inver Hills Community College
Lake Superior College
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota state University, Mankato
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Normandale Community College
North Hennepin Community College
Northland Community and Technical College
Ridgewater College
Riverland Community College
Rainy River Community College
Rochester Community and Technical College
Saint Paul College
South Central College
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
Southwest Minnesota State University
Vermillion Community College
Winona State University
Total students eligible for degree conferral
Students eligible for degree conferral as a percentage of the population
1 of 21 prospects
41 of 141 prospects
12 of 71 prospects
31 of 229 prospects
1 of 2 prospects
0 of 5 prospects
19 of 178 prospects
0 of 8 prospects
0 of 1 prospects
16 of 385 prospects
109 of 516 prospects
8 of 47 prospects
0 of 31 prospects
1 of 6 prospects
37 of 180 prospects
11 of 188 prospects
0 of 2 prospects
0 of 2 prospects
0 of 3 prospects
2 of 19 prospects
2 of 17 prospects
48 of 203 prospects
0 of 8 prospects
11 of 70 prospects
2 of 10 prospects
1 of 41 prospects
0 of 3 prospects
37 of 104 prospects
390 of 2491 prospects
AA Degree Eligible Yields… (to date)
Colleges without any additional AA degree requirements
Colleges with one additional degree requirement
71 out of 507 prospects or 14%
Colleges with two additional degree requirements
156 out of 730 prospects or 21%
3 out of 27 prospects or 11%
Colleges with three or more additional degree requirements
17 out of 406 prospects or 4%
Sustainable Reverse Transfer
Automated tracking and certification of MnTC completion
Recommended encoding practices:
 Encoding
residency requirements on the degree audit
 Encoding
a graduation application requirement on the degree
Sustainable Reverse Transfer
 Encoding
goal 2 on the EMNTC audit to display all possible
courses for the area
 Encoding
to overfill goal areas on the EMNTC audit
Please contact us with additional questions, concerns and recommendations at:
Rochelle Ament
Laura Griffin
Reverse Transfer Project Manager
Reverse Transfer Specialist
[email protected]
[email protected]
Credit When It’s Due: Reverse Transfer
A Minnesota State Colleges and Universities project funded by
the Lumina Foundation

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