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Partnership Arrangements: Definitions and Guidelines

Articulation Agreement

Partnerships and descriptions
Type of Partnership How Developed/Implemented PCC Managing Unit/Contact
A formal agreement that provides benefits to PCC students that are not available via the other mechanisms of articulation/transfer. Examples of benefits include:

  • Guaranteed transfer of PCC credits towards a program of study, in ways not available in the absence of the agreement
  • Scholarship opportunities and/or reduced tuition rates for PCC students admitted under the agreement
  • Guaranteed admission for students meeting certain qualifications as outlined in the agreement
May be initiated by a PCC academic department, faculty interest group, or administrative unit; or by an external institutional representative

 

Must be vetted by the appropriate PCC stakeholders. Depending on the nature and details of the agreement, these may include departments, the contracts office, division and campus leadership.

 

Must be signed by contracts office, Dean of Academic Affairs, and VP for Academic Affairs; other signatories (deans, campus leadership, etc.) may also be required depending on nature of agreement

Managing Unit at PCC: Academic Affairs

 

Contact: Anne Haberkern,

Division Director of
Transfer and Curricular Innovation

Transfer Guides

Partnerships and descriptions
Type of Partnership How Developed/Implemented PCC Managing Unit/Contact
Specifies the coursework needed to fulfill lower-division requirements for degrees, specific majors, and/or general education at a specific partner institution, based on existing course articulations determined by the partner institution May be initiated at the request of a PCC academic department, advisor, or administrative unit

 

Guides are developed by the Curriculum staff in collaboration with partner institutions. Once developed, guides are reviewed annually and updated as needed

Managing Unit at PCC: Curriculum Office

 

Contact: Jessica Morfin, Degree Audit and Transfer Specialist

Course-by-Course-Articulations

Partnerships and descriptions
Type of Partnership How Developed/Implemented PCC Managing Unit/Contact
Specifies how a specific course at PCC articulates to a destination institution – as CTE or LDC, as a specific course, as an elective within a particular discipline, etc. All public and private universities in Oregon, and many institutions elsewhere, maintain databases of course-by-course articulations for PCC coursework. These databases are regularly updated based on catalog revisions

 

Initial evaluation of courses is performed by articulation specialists, generally in the Registrar’s office of the receiving institution; specialized coursework and courses used to fulfill requirements within a major may also be evaluated by the academic department

Managing Unit and contact:

For coursework from other institutions articulated at PCC: Ryan Clark, Registrar.

 

PCC stakeholders with questions about how this process affects PCC students transferring to other institutions should contact the Division Director of Transfer and Curricular Innovation, Anne Haberkern.

Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)

Partnerships and descriptions
Type of Partnership How Developed/Implemented PCC Managing Unit/Contact
Generally states what is done for all students or reiterates general desire to collaborate May be requested by a PCC stakeholder or an external partner.

 

Must be vetted by the appropriate PCC stakeholders. Depending on the nature and details of the agreement, these may include departments, the contracts office, division and campus leadership.

 

Must be signed by the President. Other signatories (contract office, deans, campus leadership, VPs, etc.) may also be required depending on nature of agreement

Managing Unit at PCC: Academic Affairs

 

Contact: Anne Haberkern, Division Director of
Transfer and Curricular Innovation

Co-Admission or Dual Enrollment Agreements

Partnerships and descriptions
Type of Partnership How Developed/Implemented PCC Managing Unit/Contact
Students are simultaneously admitted to, and may simultaneously attend, both PCC and a partner institution.

 

These agreements provide benefits to students including allowing students to take classes at both institutions before or after matriculating to the four-year institution; coordination of financial aid; access to student services (advising, facilities, library, housing) at both institutions; and catalog rights at both institutions

May be requested by a PCC stakeholder or an external partner

 

Must be vetted by appropriate PCC stakeholders, including admissions/enrollment, Registrar, Academic Affairs, and financial aid

 

Must be signed by the VP of Student Affairs and VP of Academic Affairs. Other signatories may also be required depending on the nature of the agreement

 

Managing Unit at PCC: Academic Affairs and Student Affairs

 

Contact: Darilis Garcia, Director of Outreach and Enrollment