Major Assumptions:

  • The duties of transfer/articulation officers will vary from institution to institution.
  • There are multiple ways of ensuring that the COTA recommended responsibilities for transfer/articulation officers are fulfilled.
  • Institutional assignments for transfer/articulation responsibilities may be to one or more individuals.

Effective transfer and articulation includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Acting as an ombudsperson for students who wish to resolve questions regarding their transfer status after other appeals have been exhausted.
  • Maintaining an understanding of the institutional data and analysis of transfer students.
  • Monitoring the institutional transfer credit evaluation process to ensure that institutional and statewide policies are being implemented as designed
  • Informing the institutional president/chancellor of any developing issues related to transfer and articulation.
  • Advising the appropriate campus groups regarding the practical impact of curricula changes on transfer and articulation.
  • Facilitating the process of developing articulation agreements for apprenticeship, certificates, AA, AS, and AAS degrees by working with the chief academic officer or other designated personnel.
  • Aiding communication of curricular changes between institutions.
  • Developing with the transfer and articulation officers at other institutions the presentation of transfer and articulation policies on websites.
  • Participating in statewide conversations in a public venue on transfer and articulation issues.