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(NAME OF ATF) ATF MEETING. DATE OF MEETING | ANYTHING ELSE. Steering Committee Updates. Name Change. Academic Program Articulation Steering Committee (APASC) is now called the AZTransfer Steering Committee. The change was approved at the strategic planning retreat in June. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • (NAME OF ATF) ATF MEETINGDATE OF MEETING | ANYTHING ELSE

  • Steering Committee UpdatesAcademic Program Articulation Steering Committee (APASC) is now called the AZTransfer Steering Committee.The change was approved at the strategic planning retreat in June.

    Name Change

  • Strategic PlanMission, vision, and values statements developedFive major goals were identifiedNumerous activities and measurements were established

    Outcomes

  • Vision, Mission, and ValuesCollege degree pathways are accessible to all Arizonans.

    VisionThe AZTransfer Steering Committee, an organization of academic leaders, supports successful transfer of credits and degree completion for students in all public and tribal postsecondary institutions in Arizona.

    Mission

  • GoalsProvide tools to support transfer.Promote curricular alignment in majors across institutions.Support credit and academic mobility to improve student transfer.Promote and encourage collegiality and communication among all levels of public postsecondary educators.Continue to provide the highest quality of service and leadership to all public and tribal institutions in the areas of transfer and articulation.

  • Meeting Purpose, Goals, and OutcomesUpdate transfer toolsPlan for academic year 2014-2015Identify and explore transfer trends

  • Transfer Data Trends from ASSISTArizona State System for Information on Student Transfer.A relational database containing enrollment and degree information on students attending Arizonas public universities and community college districts.

    What is ASSIST?

  • Hezel Study ReportHighlights.

    Preliminary Conclusions and RecommendationsAnalysis of ASSIST dataResults of faculty / staff surveyResults of student survey (will be conducted in fall 2013)

    Methods / Study Contents

  • Hezel Study ReportAnalysis of ASSIST dataResults of faculty / staff surveyResults of student survey (will be conducted in fall 2013)

    Methods / Study Contents

  • Hezel Study Report495 survey participants from institutions statewide.77% of respondents were faculty46% indicated they were a faculty member with advising responsibilities.General satisfaction of AZTransfer and APASC is strong, yet AZTransfer is slightly higher.Transfer system strengths: guaranteed course transfer, creates consistency/standardization.Weaknesses: lack of student familiarity, inconsistent academic rigor between community colleges and universities

    Faculty / Staff Survey Data

  • Hezel Study ReportAs identified by faculty and staff, transfer system strengths include: Guaranteed course transferCreates consistency/standardization

    Weaknesses include:Lack of student familiarityInconsistent academic rigor between community colleges and universities

    Faculty / Staff Survey Data

  • Hezel Study ReportArizonas transfer system has made productivity gains since 2006, but advancements are incremental.Formalized organizational structures need authority to foster consistency and press for statewide accountabilityAwareness, training, and student advising support is vital to ensure students receive consistent guidance.Strong communications and easy to access web-based resources are prudent.Refine operating procedures to support the growing and maturing transfer system.Create a uniform AGEC standard and automatically confer the credential.

    Preliminary Conclusions and Recommendations

  • AZTransfer SummitSave the Date: April 11, 2014Share best practices in transfer in Arizona.Network with academic professionals statewide.Discuss issues and trends in Arizona transfer.

    PurposeLocation TBAOne-day summit

  • Refer to Strategic Planning handout for detailed information.********

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