The need for equitable and efficient transfer practices and policies has never been more urgent in the state of North Carolina. With the statewide attainment goal of increasing the number of North Carolinians with high-quality credentials by 400,000 people in the next 10 years, transfer pathways that support students to earn degrees and enter the workforce are essential. This webpage is designed to highlight the existing organizations, policies, and research that are leading the charge to improve transfer across the state. We are actively updating this page and welcome your additions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In July 2020, Audrey J. Jaeger, the Executive Director of the Belk Center, and Tracy Mancini, former co-chair of the TAC, organized a Transfer Data Convening for leaders from the NC Community College System Office, the UNC System Office, the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, myFutureNC, the TAC, the Belk Center, and researchers from UNC-C. At the meetings the attendees discuss opportunities for collaboration to better support transfer students across the state. Following the meeting, attendees agreed to form working groups to focus on Policy Implementation, Policy Analysis and Research/Evaluation. These working groups are meeting starting in September 2020 and will identify action steps for the 2020-2021 academic year.
If you are interested in joining a working group, please contact Andrea DeSantis at email@example.com.
- Belk Center Transfer Report #1
- Sarah’s Briefs
- Kara’s Briefs
- Brief Summary of Monique’s Work
- Transfer Reports (2 – 4)
- Rural Transfer Summary
- Worsham, R., DeSantis, A.L., Whatley, M., Johnson, K.R., & Jaeger, A.J. The role of North Carolina’s comprehensive articulation agreement in excess credit accumulation among community college transfer students. (under review)
- Worsham, R. Whatley, M., & Barger, R. (2020, March). Early Effects of North Carolina’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement on Bachelor’s Degree Completion. Paper presented at the Association of Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Annual Meeting. (presented virtually due to COVID-19)
- Accessing data for transfer advocacy: How to build cross-campus coalitions. Panelists included Melissa Whatley (Belk Center), Alexandra Logue, and Laura Bilbro-Berry (panel organized and facilitated by John Fink). 2020 National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) annual conference. Atlanta, GA.
- Worsham, R. & Whatley, M. (2020) Is North Carolina’s CAA Showing Promise for Student Success? UNC System Student Success Conference. Chapel Hill, NC.
- Worsham, R., Whatley, M., Jaeger, A.J., & Anderson, K. (2019). Transfer from North Carolina Community Colleges: A Report on Recent Research Findings. Performance Partnership Summit. Cary, NC.
Role of North Carolina’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement on Excess Credits
This study looks at how the CAA implementation impacted excess-credit-earning behaviors of transfer students under the new policy compared to those who transferred before the policy.