Ithaka S+R has released the Playbook for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts: How to Design and Implement Statewide Pathways from Community Colleges to Independent Colleges. The playbook, co-sponsored by the Teagle Foundation and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, shows how state associations or consortia of independent colleges can design statewide transfer initiatives that meet the needs of both independent colleges and community colleges, with a solid infrastructure and commitment from multiple stakeholders to sustain it.
The institutions surveyed range across six states – Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island. These states are served by the following state associations and college consortia: Minnesota Private College Council, New England Board of Higher Education, North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities, and Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges. The grantees who contributed to the toolkit hope their insights and experiences will encourage their peer independent colleges to take concrete steps to expand transfer access to the liberal arts.
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