Navigating New Pathways Towards Student Success

The transfer of academic credit is a critical feature of American higher education.  President Obama's College Completion Agenda and the lessons learned from the recent recession have raised the visibility of transfer issues even further.  Although hampered by a lack of national data, research in the field of transfer is becoming more prevalent. 

Ensure FERPA Compliance With Reverse Transfer

Ensure FERPA Compliance With Reverse Transfer

When disclosing records for the purposes of reverse transfer, institutions must continue to be mindful of FERPA. Citing LeRoy Rooker and AACRAO's work, this article explains that record disclosures must continue to comply with the provisions of FERPA.

Credit When It’s Due: Recognizing the Value of Quality Associate Degrees

Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, USA Funds and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are collaborating to support partnerships of community colleges/universities that significantly scale-up approaches to awarding associate degrees to the many students who transfer from community colleges to universities before receiving the associates degree when students demonstrate the learning required for the degree. This is an approach commonly known as “reverse transfer” or “transfer back.”