Faculty Leadership Conference Statewide Transfer and Articulation Committee (STAC) Update Ken Sauer, Ph.D. Sr.

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Faculty Leadership Conference
Statewide Transfer and Articulation
Committee (STAC) Update
Ken Sauer, Ph.D.
Sr. Assoc Commissioner for Research /Academic Affairs
April 23, 2010
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Background
• STAC Created by ICHE in April 2000
• Membership (30):
– Each Public 4-Yr. Campus, Ivy Tech, VU
– Representation from Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI)
and 3 ICI Institutions (Indiana Wesleyan, U of Indpls.,
Valparaiso U)
• Strong Faculty Representation
• 10+ Others (Indiana DOE, CELL)
• Chaired by Dr. Kathy Tobin (Purdue-Calumet)
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Key Legislative Action
• 2003 Session:
– STAC Becomes Codified in Statute
– Transfer Web Site To Be Created (TransferIN.net)
• 2005 Session:
– Core Transfer Library (CTL) To Be Created (Minimum of 70
Courses)
– 12 Program Areas To Have Statewide Articulations
– Accomplish by June 30, 2007
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Core Transfer Library (CTL)
• Number of Courses: 89, soon to be 97
• Challenges:
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Filling in gaps
Courses delivered through distance education
Adding dual credit courses
Fully incorporating ICI courses
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2+2 Articulations
• Currently, Separate Articulations with all 14
University Campuses for Ivy Tech and VU, e.g.
– Ivy Tech has to develop/maintain 14 separate articulation
agreements for Biology or Business Administration
– Same for VU
• Common Statewide Articulations Needed:
– Too complicated, inefficient
– Confusion for students
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Summary of Transfer Activities in FY2008
All Student Transfer HC and SCHs
Unduplicated
HC
30,696
Total
SCHs
788,707
Institutional Student Transfer HC and SCHs with All Entry Types
Unduplicated
HC
Indiana
18,681
Out-of-state
10,204
Unreported
1,811
Total
30,696
Total
SCHs
438,848
299,224
50,635
788,707
Institutional Student Transfer HC and SCHs with Entry Type of Transfer
Unduplicated
Total
HC
SCHs
Indiana
8,786
288,165
Out-of-state
4,821
215,287
Unreported
727
33,899
Total
14,334
537,351
Institutional Student Transfer HC and SCHs with Entry Type Other than Transfer
Unduplicated
Total
HC
SCHs
Indiana
9,895
150,683
Out-of-state
5,383
83,937
Unreported
1,084
16,736
Total
16,362
251,356
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Dual Credit
• Dual Credit Advisory Council
– Coherent policy on AP and dual credit courses
– Priority courses in the liberal arts identified at December
2009 meeting
• CHE
– Updated 2005 Policy on Dual Credit at its February 2010
meeting
– NACEP (National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment
Partnerships) accreditation referenced, but not required
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Dual Credit Subcommittee of STAC
• Subcommittee Focusing on:
– Reviewing institutional dual credit programs that are not
NACEP accredited (both public and ICI)
– Completing review by September
– After September, identifying what information should be
reported on a regular basis and according to what
timetable
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Besides Dual Credit Courses
• Advanced Placement
– (4-person team from College Board coming to STAC
meeting on April 30)
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International Baccalaureate
CLEP
CAEL
ACE/Dantes/DSST
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Tracking Students
• Using CHE SIS Data
• Adding ICI SIS Data
• Challenge: Lack of Transcript-Level Data
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Transfer-Related Technology
• Outside Funding Opportunities Will Affect TransferIN
Budget
• If Federal SLDS Grant Comes Through, We Will Be
Able To:
– Add ICI institutions to a greater extent
– Add learning outcomes to courses descriptions
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