Jonathan E. Loss, Ed.D., Belk Center Research Affiliate and Dean of Academics and Educational Opportunities at Catawba Valley Community College, has written a research brief that explores the amount of credit that North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) students are able to transfer and apply to their major of study at the accepting University of North Carolina (UNC) System institution, observing any changes that have emerged since the only major revision to North Carolina’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) that occurred in 2014. Loss identifies three key recommendations that would assist in an updated CAA revision process and enhance the transfer student experience in the state of North Carolina.
- Revise current baccalaureate degree plans so that they would be viable at each UNC System institution for each major of study.
- Enhance communication measures pertaining to the CAA, particularly with regard to its benefits and guarantees to AA- and AS-degree earners, but also with regard to data transfer.
- Establish a process to measure, monitor, and promote equitable transfer outcomes for all racial/ethnic groups.