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TRANSFER PATHWAYS

This website is intended to serve as a resource for faculty and academic administrators to assess and improve transfer pathways to the University of Utah. The website serves as a resource for existing transfer pathway improvement efforts underway between the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College (SLCC).  Approximately 40% to 45% of all transfer students to the University of Utah come from SLCC.

 


BACKGROUND

Under the leadership of Presidents Huftalin and Watkins, 2019 kicked-off growth and increased collaboration between Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah in transfer articulation activities. Early in the year, stakeholders from SLCC and the U of U met to candidly and collaboratively discuss the current status of transfer and articulation between institutions. The charge moving forward was to create shared transfer and articulation design principles, common transfer term definitions, and a template for articulation agreements. The culmination of these activities was the first annual Transfer Summit held at the Alumni House at the University of Utah where faculty and academic administrators from SLCC and the U of U met for a day to engage in the challenging and rewarding work surrounding transfer. Moving forward, we strive to listen to students and to support faculty to strengthen, develop, and document transfer pathways.

LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES

  • Develop 4-year and 5-year transfer pathways at the program-level between SLCC and the University of Utah.
  • Create new articulation agreements and strengthen existing articulation agreements.
  • Every U of U Bachelor’s Degree program should have a 4-year and 5-year pathway from SLCC and every SLCC Transfer Associate’s Degree program should lead to one or more U of U Bachelor’s Degree program.

 


 

Transfer Pathway Development

SLCC and U of U are supporting the development of transfer pathways through a multi-phase process, beginning with Phase I in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. Phase I will include the development of the 18 programs listed below.  

Phase I Timeline:

Summer 2020: Virtual meetings to launch pathway and articulation work in the 18 programs.

  • Phase I Virtual Kick-Off: June 16, 2020 from 2:00-3:00pm. This event is intended for SLCC Associate Deans and U of U Department Chairs in the 18 programs. Miss the presentation?  Visit this link to watch the  Virtual Kick-Off Presentation.  
  • Virtual Discipline-Based Workshops: Virtual workshops will be held for faculty in the selected programs. Workshops are optional but encouraged if faculty want to engage in alignment and pathways development work during the summer.
    • June 24, 2-3pm MT: Business (Accounting, Business Administration)
    • July 1, 2-3pm MT: Science (Biology, Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and Parks, Recreation, & Tourism)
    • July 15, 2-3pm MT: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Elementary Education, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Ethnic Studies)
    • July 29, 2-3pm: Humanities, Arts, & Communication (Architectural Studies, Theatre, Graphic Design, Communication, International Studies)

Early August 2020: Orient Faculty Faculty in preparation for the September 4th Virtual Workshop. (Faculty & Advisors: Click on the links below to access materials and complete some key tasks prior to the September 4th workshop.)

  • SLCC & U of U faculty and academic administrators from programs participating in Phase I will have access to resources and background information about the development of transfer pathways. These resources are intended to introduce faculty to the purpose of the transfer pathways development process prior to the workshop. Faculty should review these materials, compile additional relevant information, and complete some key tasks prior to the workshops
    • Pre-Workshop Worksheet: (download .doc file) All faculty members in each pathway should complete this worksheet prior to the September 4th workshop and be prepared to share during the workshop. 
    • 4-Year/5-Year Transfer Pathway Template: (download .doc file) Review this template prior to the workshop. Faculty teams will work toward completing this template by December 2020. 
    • Existing Articulation Agreements: If your program/department has an existing articulation agreement, review that agreement
    • Existing 2-year Program Plans from SLCC and 4-Year Program Plans from UU: Review existing 2-year and –year graduation plans at SLCC and UU, respectively. Click on your program in the table below to access these sample transfer pathways. 
    • Sample Transfer Pathways from Other States: Review sample transfer pathways and plans in your discipline from other states. Some disciplines may not have sample transfer pathways. Click on your program in the table above to access these sample transfer pathways. 
    • Myths about Community College Transfer Students: Common myths and data about community college transfer students. Review this prior to the workshop.
    • Alignment Tables: SLCC & UU have prepared program tables that illustrate alignment of first-year and second-year coursework. These tables will be shared with program faculty and academic administrators during the summer.

September 4, 2020: Transfer Pathway Workshop

  • On September 4th, faculty will participate in a 2-3 hour workshop to begin developing program-level transfer pathways. These facilitated workshops will lay the foundation for work to be completed by the end of 2020.
  • An academic advisor in the program will be invited to participate in the workshop.

Fall 2020: Continued Transfer Pathway Development Work

  • Faculty from both institutions will continue the development of their transfer pathways, including the need to identify new course articulations and update existing articulation agreements that are critical to completing the pathway.
  • Small discipline-based support workshops will be provided in September.

October 2, 2020: Second Annual SLCC & UofU Transfer Summit

  • The second annual Transfer Summit between SLCC and the U of U will be held in fall 2020 and feature the transfer pathways development process.

December 2020: Submit Completed Draft Transfer Pathway and New/Updated Articulation Agreements

  • Partners submit completed transfer pathways to SLCC & UofU.

Early Spring 2021: Completed Pathways Publicly Available Online

 

Phase I will include the development of the following programs:

Salt Lake Community College

University of Utah

SLCC Transfer Programs

SLCC School

UU Bachelor’s Degree

UU College

Architecture (AS)

Art, Communication, & Media

Architectural Studies (BS)

College of Architecture and Planning

Education (AS)

Humanities & Social Science

Elementary Education (BA/BS)

College of Education

Theatre Arts (AS)

Art, Communication, & Media

Theatre (BA)

College of Fine Arts

Graphic Communications (AS)

Art, Communication, & Media

Graphic Design (BFA)

College of Fine Arts

Pathway Under Development

Science, Mathematics, & Engineering

Parks, Recreation, & Tourism (BA/BS)

College of Health

Communication Studies (AS)

Art, Communication, & Media

Communication (BA/BS)

College of Humanities

International & Global Studies (AA)

Humanities & Social Science

International Studies (BA/BS)

College of Humanities

Geology (AS)

Science, Mathematics, & Engineering

Geoscience (BS)

College of Mines & Earth Sciences

Mathematics (AS)

Science, Mathematics, & Engineering

Mathematics (BA/BS)

College of Science

Physics (AS)

Science, Mathematics, & Engineering

Physics (BA/BS)

College of Science

To Be Determined

Science, Mathematics, & Engineering

Environmental & Sustainability Studies (BA/BS)

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Political Science (AS)

Humanities & Social Sciences

Political Sciences (BA/BS)

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Psychology (AS)

Humanities & Social Sciences

Psychology (BA/BS)

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social Work (AA & AS)

Humanities & Social Sciences

Social Work (BSW)

College of Social Work

Business (AA)

Business

Accounting (BA/BS)

College of Business

Business (AS)

Business

Business Administration (BA/BS)

College of Business

To Be Determined

Humanities & Social Sciences

Ethnic Studies (BA/BS)

School for Cultural & Social Transformation

Biology (AS)

School of Science Mathematics and Engineering

Biology (BS)

College of Science

TRANSFER PATHWAY DEVELOPMENT

Building from Phase I, SLCC and U of U are continuing to support the development of articulation agreements and transfer pathways in Spring and Summer 2021. Phase II include the development of the 14 programs listed below.

Programs are asked to create or update (1) a program-level articulation agreement; and (2) a 4-year/5-year transfer pathway for the program. Draft documents should be completed by September 15, 2021. 

  • Phase II Virtual Kick-Off:  April 1, 2021 from 3:00-4:00pm MST. This event is intended for SLCC Associate Deans and U of U Department Chairs in the 14 programs. 
  • Summer Workshops: Two virtual workshops will be held for faculty and advisors in the selected programs. Workshops are optional but encouraged if faculty went to engage in alignment and pathways development work during the summer. 
  • September 15, 2021: Submit draft articulation agreement and 4-year/5-year transfer pathway
  • October 2021: 3rd Annual Transfer Pathways Submit (details and date forthcoming).

Phase II will include the development of the following programs: 

Salt Lake Community College

University of Utah

SLCC Transfer Programs

SLCC School

UU Bachelor’s Degree

UU College

Education (AS)

School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Education, and Human Services Special Education (BS)

College of Education

Health Sciences (AS)

School of Health Sciences

Health & Kinesiology (BS)

College of Health

Writing Sciences (AS)

School of Humanities

Writing & Rhetoric Studies (BA)

College of Humanities

Writing Sciences (AS)

School of Humanities

English (BA/BS)

School of Humanities

Mining Engineering (AS)

School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Mining Engineering (BS) College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Chemistry (AS) School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Chemistry (BS)
 
College of Science
 
Economics (AS)
School of Social & Behavioral Science, Education, and Human Studies
Economics (BA/BS)
 
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
Business Management (AAS); Marketing Management (AAS) School of Business
Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations (QAMO) (BS)
 
College of Business
International & Global Studies (AA); Family and Human Studies (AS)
School of Social & Behavioral Science, Education, and Human Studies
Gender Studies (BA/BS)
School for Cultural & Social Transformation
Engineering - General, Computer, Electronics, Manufacturing (AS/APE/AAS)
School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering (BS)
 
College of Engineering
Engineering - General, Computer, Electronics, Manufacturing (AS/APE/AAS)
School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics 
Computer Science (BS)
College of Engineering
Engineering - General, Computer, Electronics, Manufacturing (AS/APE/AAS)
School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
 
Data Science (BS)
College of Engineering

Programs Continuing from Fall 2020

to be determined Humanities & Social Sciences Ethnic Studies (BA/BS) School for Cultural & Social Transformation

Theatre Arts (AS)

School of Arts, Communication, and Digital Media
 
Theatre (BA) College of Fine Arts

 



2nd Annual Transfer Pathways Summit (Virtual)

October 2nd, 2020, 8:30am-11:30am

 

On October 2nd, 2020, the University of Utah Office of Undergraduate Studies and Salt Lake Community College convened faculty and staff from both institutions for the 2020 Virtual Transfer Pathways Summit. This year’s Summit featured:

Download the summit materials:

  • Download the Virtual Packet Here
  • Download the Agenda Here
  • Download the Keynote Slides Here  

Questions?

For University of Utah attendees, contact Jason Taylor (jason.taylor@utah.edu)

For Salt Lake Community College attendees, contact Rachel Lewis (rachel.lewis@slcc.edu)

Replay the Summit


 

 

Last Updated: 4/7/21