Implementing transfer and articulation: a case study of community colleges and state universities


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Author: Senie, Kathryn C.


This study examined the cultural aspects of a transfer articulation policy between public community colleges and state universities enacted by a newly consolidated state governing board for higher education in a northeastern state. A qualitative multisite case study design explored how key stakeholders, faculty, administrators and staff viewed the transfer policy from their unique perspectives. Tierney's (2008) cultural analysis of governance was used to examine the effectiveness of communication and decision-making on the part of the board. The study also applied Handel's (2011) theory...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Providers of education and training; Research; Policy; Students; Governance

Keywords: University; Community college; Articulation; Credit transfer; Institutional role; Nontraditional students; Transfer policy; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Journal volume: 40

Journal number: 4

Journal date: April 2016

Pages: pp. 269-284

ISSN: 1066-8926, 1521-0413 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 124.972

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