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Statewide Articulation

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We are working to develop statewide articulation and reverse articulation agreements among educational
partners to facilitate academic transferability and increase degree completion.  These agreements will be for high schools, community colleges and 4-year schools and universities.  Currently there are few articulation agreements in place for the Biotechnology Programs in the state.  Many are either out of date or were never officially signed and recognized in an official capacity by the colleges. One of the goals will be to develop an articulation agreement that will satisfy all colleges offering the courses. We will also work to implement reverse articulations into each of the agreements, so students can fulfill degree requirements of the community college after transferring to the university. These may include fulfillment of internship requirements through research projects or courses at the university or back transferring other core credit.  The agreements will all include back transfer of credit to allow students to complete an Associate of Applied Science or Certificate in Biotechnology after they have transferred and completed the necessary courses.  This will ensure students receive credit for the courses they've taken the community college programs to maintain the required number of graduates.

In addition to developing articulation agreements, additional goals include establishing the Introduction to Biotechnology I & II courses into the common core curriculum to they will easily transfer to four year schools. We also are working to increase awareness of the value these courses to students in their education, regardless of the career path they may take.  

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Related Blogs: 

Contributors:  Janeu Houston and Danny Kainer, Lonestar College; Bridgette Kirkpatrick and Carole Twichell, Collin College

 

Introduction to Biotechnology I and II are highly rigorous courses that offer students a balance of theoretical concepts and practical laboratory skills ... Read more

Linnea in front of the VESTA booth.

This weekend I attended the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association (TWGGA) Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Marcos. I was there representing the new partnership between VESTA and the AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center. Scott Kohls, co-PI for the VESTA Center, manned the booth and trained me ... Read more

There is a new group in town, ASCN, Accelerating Systemic Change Network. I attended the first meeting two weeks ago and realized everything they were talking about is what we are trying to do in Texas and Kentucky!  Read more

Related Documents: 

These files are the course alignments of the Intro to Biotechnology (BIOL 1414 and BIOL 1415) courses from several community colleges across Texas. View details