Transfer and Articulation Officers (TAO) Responsibilities
- 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.