Transfer and Articulation

Functional Description

Assessing and awarding institutional credit for experiences which may include prior college-level coursework, work or life experiences including military training and experience, national or institutional examinations, or alternative demonstration of college-level knowledge and competencies. Creation and management of articulation agreements with other postsecondary institutions and systems.

Content knowledge requirements: Institutional standards and policies; current practice in awarding academic credit for prior learning experiences; international education and trends; understanding of and familiarity with technologies related to transfer credit evaluation; understanding of accreditation and accrediting bodies.

Skill requirements: Excellent verbal and written communications skills; working knowledge of computer database systems is required; ability to learn and follow complex procedures and detailed policies; effective decision-making skills.  

Ethical requirements: Academic integrity.

Expertise Levels

Entry level: Evaluate documents from previous education for transfer credit based on existing policies and procedures; determines whether consultation with academic departments is needed to determine transferability, and routes/follows-up appropriately; researches and resolves credit evaluation issues; communicates internally and externally regarding transfer credit policies, procedures, and decisions.

Intermediate levelEntry level functions and: creates the official credit evaluation and transfer articulation information on the University’s database system;  defends/explains the admission decision and credit evaluation; administers appeals process.

Expert levelIntermediate level functions and: initiates and contributes to the development of effective articulation agreements and transfer guides with community colleges through active cooperation with others involved with the articulation effort; creates appeals process; makes recommendations regarding transfer credit policy to appropriate academic administrators; participates in state or system efforts to streamline transfer.