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This Articulation Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into by and between the DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (hereafter "DCCCD"), consisting of the campuses of Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland, and TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - TEXARKANA (hereafter "TAMU-T"), a member of THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, an agency of the State of Texas.

ARTICLE 1
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
 
1.01 DCCCD and TAMU-T enter into this Agreement to facilitate a 2+2 program for articulation, to assist transition students from lower-division study at DCCCD to upper-division study at TAMU-T without any credit loss, and provide support to students to heighten academic success in baccalaureate degree programs. 

ARTICLE 2
OBJECTIVES
 
2.01 The objectives of this Agreement are:
To attract qualified students from DCCCD to TAMU-T;
To ensure, through clear communication, the efficient and orderly movement of students from DCCCD to TAMU-T, while promoting continuous advancement in learning;
To provide specific advisement for students who intend to transfer from DCCCD to TAMU-T; and
To establish academic and administrative coordination between the institutions, and the exchange of evaluative information on the outcomes of the program, with the goal of continuous improvement.
 
ARTICLE 3
OBJECTIVES

 
3.01 Institutional Relationship: DCCCD and TAMU-T agree to perform the following functions:
Jointly develop Transfer Guides, Transfer Admission and Course Equivalency Guides, in accordance with the standards promulgated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and utilizing the Texas Common Course Numbering System, and establish, TAMU-T and DCCCD numbers for all majors offered at TAMU-T. By creating these guides, TAMU-T and DCCCD substantiate that courses listed in these guides are freely transferable from DCCCD to TAMU-T.

Jointly encourage qualified students to participate in the appropriate degree program through advisement and dissemination of information. TAMU-T and DCCCD will collaborate in providing students with information and academic advising about this agreement, academic programs and requirements of TAMU-T and the process of transferring to TAMU-T. Both institutions agree to a timely exchange of information, especially as it pertains to curricular/degree changes which may influence academic advising and degree requirements.

Each institution may carry out publication and marketing of this agreement. This can include, but is not limited to, printed material, websites and inclusion in admission material. Both institutions agree to promote this 2+2 Program in their recruitment activities and literature and to refer prospective students, when appropriate, to the other’s admissions office. All publications and marketing material must be approved by both institutions, prior to release and distribution.

TAMU-T and DCCCD will consult with each other prior to implementing major changes in policy or curricula that directly affect students transferring under the terms of this agreement, and keep each other informed of any other changes of policy or curricula that affect those students.

For DCCCD, the District Coordinator of Transfer Services and University Relations will serve as the official contact for consultation regarding any changes to this agreement.

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will serve as the official contact for consultation regarding any changes to this agreement.

Jointly facilitate and support consultation and collaboration between their faculties related to this agreement, general education, degree requirements and other academic matters.

This agreement will be monitored on a yearly basis by contact between articulation coordinators and/or department chairpersons to update course equivalencies, transfer guides and transfer admission information to be used the subsequent academic year.

Students will be governed by the DCCCD and TAMU-T catalogs in effect on the date of admission to DCCCD.

Students will be covered under the same TAMU-T catalog for up to seven (7) years from the date of first enrollment at DCCCD.

Students who interrupt their enrollment at TAMU-T for more than 24 months will be governed by the catalog in effect at the time of the students’ reentrance to TAMU-T.

3.02 Student Requirements: Articulating students will be governed by the following requirements and regulations, in addition to the governing student handbook:

All students transferring from DCCCD to TAMU-T must:

  • be in good academic standing with DCCCD;
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0;
  • have completed and been awarded the appropriate associate degree or have a minimum of 60 credit hours, including 42 Core Curriculum credit hours, to transfer from DCCCD;
  • have followed the appropriate application process in applying to TAMU-T;
  • go through the normal transfer admissions processes of TAMU-T and therefore must meet all applicable TAMU-T requirements and deadlines pertaining to application for admission, orientation, registration and payment of tuition and fees;
  • furnish a final official transcript with their degree posted or request that official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended be sent directly from the Registrar’s Office to the TAMU-T Admissions Office for determination of admission eligibility.

To guarantee a smooth transition between institutions, students are encouraged to work closely with advising offices at both DCCCD and TAMU-T. Advising information and contacts are available from:

DCCCD: Gregg Williams District Director - Transfer Services/Articulation/University Relations and Special Populations
Phone: 214-378-1742 email: g.williams@dcccd.edu

TAMU-T: Carol Moore
Director, Teacher Certification and Academic Services
Phone: 903-223-3047
E-mail: carol.moore@tamut-edu

Note: Remedial/developmental or technical/vocational courses will not be included for transfer in this General Articulation Agreement from DCCCD colleges unless specified by individual colleges in a Program-to-Program Articulation Agreement.

A.A. & A.S. Degree Students

The intent of this agreement is to encourage DCCCD students to complete the associate degree under the terms of the agreement prior to transfer to TAMU-T. DCCCD students who successfully complete the terms of this agreement with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree and meet the TAMU-T admission criteria, will matriculate into TAMU-T classified as "Junior" status. All DCCCD course work governed by this agreement will be accepted in transfer by TAMU-T; however, some DCCCD credits might not apply towards the student’s academic program or major.

TAMU-T agrees to accept the general education embedded in the DCCCD Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees as meeting all the requirements of TAMU-T’s Undergraduate University Core Curriculum.

Note: Core-to-Core transfer satisfies the requirements of TAMU-T’s Core Curriculum as specified by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. However, "Core-to-Core" transfer credits do not alter TAMU-T’s field of study or degree program requirement. While all general education course work will be accepted by TAMU-T, transferring students may be required to take additional course work required by specific majors.

Students transferring without an A.A., A.S., or A.A.T. Degree

Transfer students will receive academic credit only for transferable college level courses completed with a grade of "C" or better. The ability to transfer a grade of "D" will be determined by TAMU-T on a course-by-course basis.

All transfer students are required to have at least 60 transferable credit hours, including 48 "Core Curriculum" credit hours, for admission to TAMU-T. For students not completing an associate’s level degree, TAMU-T’s Admissions Office will evaluate transcripts on a course-by-course basis.

The awarding or use of any nontraditional credit (e.g. CLEP, AP credit-by-exam, military service, etc.) must be approved by TAMU-T for transfer credit.

The student must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 for admission to TAMU-T.

ARTICLE 4
TERM OF AGREEMENT  

4.01 Fixed Term: This Agreement is in effective upon the date of the last party to sign, and affects students enrolling at TAMU-T on or after June 1, 2003. This agreement will automatically renew for a one (1) year period, unless terminated pursuant to Section 4.02. However, in no circumstance will this Agreement exceed five years from the effective date.
 
4.02  Termination: Either institution may terminate this agreement at any time by written notice given to the other institution at least one year in advance of the effective date of termination. Notice of termination must be in writing and sent pursuant to Section 5.01 of this Agreement.

Should this agreement be terminated, DCCCD and TAMU-T expressly agree such termination will not affect students who have already been accepted to TAMU-T pursuant to this Agreement, but who have yet to enroll in classes at TAMU-T.

ARTICLE 5
MISCELLANEOUS
 
5.01 Notices: All notices, demands, requests and other communication required shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given when personally delivered or mailed to:

DCCCD
Dallas County Community College District

Office of the Chancellor
701 Elm Street, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75202
Attn: Dr. J. William Wenrich, Chancellor
Tel: 214-860-2125
Fax: 214-860-2009

TAMU-T
Texas A&M-Texarkana
Office of the President
P.O. Box 5518
Texarkana, Texas 75505
Attn: Dr. Stephen Hensley, President
Tel: 903-223-3001
Fax: 903-832-2032

5.02 Governing Law: This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas.

5.03 Independent Parties: DCCCD and TAMU-T understand that they shall act in an independent capacity in the performance of this agreement, and shall not be considered as employees, agents, affiliates or subsidiaries of each other. Neither TAMU-T nor DCCCD have the right to bind or obligate one another in any manner inconsistent with or unrelated to this agreement.

5.04 Force Majeure: Neither DCCCD nor TAMU-T is required to perform any term, condition, or covenant of this Agreement, if performance is prevented or delayed by a natural occurrence, a fire, an act of God, an act of terrorism, or other similar occurrence, the cause of which is not reasonably within the control of either DCCCD or TAMU-T, and which by due diligence is unpreventable.

5.05 Counterparts: This Agreement can be executed in multiple counterparts, each of which is declared an original.

5.06 Severability: If any clause of provision of this Agreement is illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future laws effective during the Term of this Agreement, DCCCD and TAMU-T intend that the remaining clauses or provisions of this Agreement will not be affected and will remain in full force and effect.

5.07 Entire Agreement: This Agreement, together with any attached exhibits, contains the final and entire agreement between DCCCD and TAMU-T. This Agreement, and mutually agreed upon future amendments, contain all the obligations, duties, and terms agreed upon, and no predated and/or oral agreement regarding the 2+2 Program will bind the parties.

5.08 Amendment: Any amendment, modification, or alteration to this Agreement must be in writing, dated subsequent to this Agreement, and be mutually agreed to by DCCCD and TAMU-T.

EXECUTED by DCCCD on this _____________________ day of ___________________, 2003, by a duly authorized officer. DCCCD
DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

_______________________________________
J. WILLIAM WENRICH
Chancellor

RECOMMEND APPROVAL:
 
___________________________________
ROBERT AGUERO
Vice Chancellor for Educational Affairs

EXECUTED by TAMU-T on this _____________________ day of ___________________, 2003, by a duly authorized officer. TAMU-T
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - TEXARKANA
STEPHEN R. HENSLEY
President

RECOMMEND APPROVAL:

______________________________________
JOHN P. JOHNSON
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

APPROVED AS TO FORM ONLY:

______________________________________
RAYNI C. LAY
Staff Attorney
Office of General Counsel
The Texas A&M University System

Updated 3/29/12