Number: INST 040
Effective: December 1, 2016
Department: Instruction
Last Revision: December 19, 2016

Purpose

To provide guidelines for the development of articulation agreements which address the transfer of credits between CWI and other colleges and universities and high schools.

Scope

Applies to all agreements between CWI and colleges, universities and high schools which allow for the transfer of credits from one institution to the other.

Definition

Articulation Agreement: An officially-approved agreement between two institutions which allows a student to apply credits earned at one institution toward admission, advanced standing or entry or transfer into a program at the other institution.

Policy

It is the policy of CWI to enter into articulation agreements with other colleges and universities and high schools to allow students to apply credits earned at one institution toward admission, advanced standing or entry or transfer into a program at the other institution subject to the guidelines set forth below.

Guidelines 

Articulation Agreements

Initial contact between appropriate colleges and universities shall be conducted through the Office of the Executive Vice President (EVP) of Instruction and Student Services.

General conditions for Articulation Agreements shall be developed through the appropriate units of the Student Services Division and maintained within the Office of the Registrar.

Specific Articulation Agreements for Dual Credit/Technical Dual Credit and Technical Competency Credit shall be initiated by the Director of Dual Credit and the Transition Coordinator, respectively, in partnership with specific CWI Instructional units.

All Articulation Agreements shall be approved by the EVP of Instruction and Student Services. Approved Articulation Agreements shall be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar. These documents shall provide the sole basis for the creation and maintenance of CWI transfer equivalency and the production of advising materials.

At least annually, the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services will be responsible for coordinating the review of Articulation Agreements with all appropriate campus and external institutional representatives. They are also responsible for appropriately communicating changes and maintaining appropriate CWI advising tools and resources.

Program-Specific Transfer Agreements 

Specific program-by-program or discipline-specific agreements may be developed by appointed faculty, department chairs, or deans. Program agreements must be approved by the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and the appropriate administrator from the receiving institution. All program or discipline-specific agreements shall be posted on the program webpage.

At least annually, Academic Affairs shall have each program-specific transfer agreement reviewed by all appropriate campus and external institutional representatives. They are also responsible for appropriately updating changes to those agreements on the program webpage.