Student Success at The University of Texas at El Paso

Report
Improving Reverse Transfer
Practices
Amanda Vásquez
Juan Vicario
The University of Texas at El Paso
About Us…
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80% Hispanic
Median Household Income:
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El Paso County = $34,626
State of Texas = $44,922
United States = $48,451
32%
23%
21%
12%
6%
No
Diploma
High
School
Graduate
Some
College No Degree
Associate
Degree
6%
Bachelor's
Degree
Graduate
or Prof.
Degree
Students from the
highest income
families are almost
8X as likely as those
from the lowest
income families to
earn a degree by age
The College Completion Agenda 2010 Progress Report.
24.
El Paso Community College
Source: Hispanic Outlook Magazine – March 2011 Issue
• 5 Campuses Across El
Paso
• Ranked #1 in the
awarding of
associate’s degrees to
Hispanics
• Ranked #1 in Hispanic
student enrollment
• Ranked #1 in the
number of Hispanic
faculty members
UTEP
• Fall 2011 Enrollment: 22,604
• Largest university in the U.S.
with a majority MexicanAmerican student population
• Only such university to be
classified as a Research
University/High by the
Carnegie Foundation
Swirling Students
At any given time, 70-80%
of our currently enrolled
students have academic
credit from EPCC.
Our Collaborative
Partnership
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El Paso Collaborative for Academic
Excellence
El Paso College Readiness Consortium
Joint Applications for Admission
UTEP-EPCC Articulation Committee
DOE Title V Grant including “Check
Status” Site
Early College High School Partnership
Transfer Scholarships
Joint Academic Advising
Financial Aid Consortium Agreements
About Reverse Transfer
What is Reverse
Transfer?
• In a traditional model, credits
are transferred from the 2year school to the 4-year
school.
• In Reverse Transfer, credits
are transferred from UTEP to
EPCC so that students may
earn their associate’s degrees
from EPCC.
More on Reverse
Transfer
• SACS guidelines
require 25% of credits
to be earned at the
degree awarding
institution
• Associate’s Degree of
60 credits = 15 SCH
minimum at EPCC in
order to award a
degree
Automating Reverse
Transfer
Prior to Automation
• Degree plans were
evaluated manually
• Manually-derived lists were
forwarded to EPCC
• EPCC would manually verify
degree completion
• Associate’s degrees were
awarded
Automation
Overview
• Program EPCC
degree plans in
CAPP
• Run a report each
semester to identify
students who are
eligible to receive
degrees from EPCC
• Send list to EPCC for
awarding of degrees
What is CAPP?
• CAPP is a degree
audit system within
the Banner Student
Information System
• UTEP has used CAPP
on an institutional
scale since Fall 2009
• Finalist for the
Sungard Performance
Award in 2010
Programming EPCC
Plans in CAPP
•Articulate degree plans
•Create non-visible programs
•Encode CAPP areas to reflect
UTEP equivalencies
•Encode Texas Core
requirements
•Account for transfer hour limits
•Require minimum hours
Running Batch CAPP
Reports
• Population selection based
on most recent EPCC term
and hours transferred
• Run SMRBCMP for each
EPCC program
• Run data analysis to identify
students who have
completed a program
• Email list
• UC4 automation
Award of the
Associate’s Degrees
• Exchange of student
information permitted
due to joint application
• The EPCC Registrar
receives our list
• The EPCC Registrar
confirms candidacy
• EPCC contacts students
• Degrees are awarded
EPCC Degrees Awarded
2006 - 2010
3,500
3,000
2,500
2,000
1,500
1,000
500
0
2006 - 07
2007 - 08
EPCC Degrees Awarded
2008 - 09
2009 - 10
Reverse Degrees from UTEP
UTEP Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded to
Reverse Transfer Students
600
534
477
500
400
300
200
100
0
92
110
2005
2006
151
147
2007
2008
170
49
2
2003
2004
2009
2010
2011
FAQs
FAQs
• Can we require a student
to graduate from a two
year institution?
• What are our EPCCUTEP Reverse Transfer
thresholds, performance
standards, and residency
issues?
More FAQs
• How do we create a
sense of value for the
EPCC Associate’s
Degree?
• What are students
required to do to
receive the Associate’s
Degree?
The Future of Reverse
Transfer in El Paso
Looking to Other Schools
• The State of Texas is
interested in a state-wide
Reverse Transfer Plan
• H.B. 3025
• Questions:
– How do we implement this
same process for other
schools?
– What state-wide resources
could help?
Spreading to Other
States
• National needs for minority
and economically
disadvantaged students
• Interest from other state
systems including Oregon
• Foundation of collaboration
is needed.
• Technique would work with
any SIS/degree audit
system
Closing Thoughts
• Importance of Reverse Transfer
for minority and economically
disadvantaged students.
• Partnership is based on a
strong foundation of
collaboration between
institutions.
• Technique can work with any
degree audit system.
For more information…
Amanda Vásquez
Associate Registrar
[email protected]
Juan Vicario
Associate Director
[email protected]

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