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Articulation and Concurrent Admission Agreement
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
The University of Texas at Dallas
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
and
Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District


Resolution
Whereas, The University of Texas at Dallas and Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District have a long history of cooperation and mutual interest in serving the citizens of Dallas county;

Whereas, The University of Texas at Dallas and the State of Texas are experiencing a shortage of qualified Electrical Engineering graduates as stated in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Closing the Gaps Initiative;

Whereas, The University of Texas at Dallas Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET); and

Whereas, Richland College desires to ensure that its curriculum meets or exceeds the quality and standards established by ABET for electrical engineering programs and will seek ABET accreditation for its pre-engineering curriculum; now, therefore, be it resolved;

Terms and Conditions

The University of Texas at Dallas Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and Richland College have agreed to enhance the transfer process for Richland students pursuing an Associate in Sciences with an Emphasis in Electrical Engineering degree based on the following terms and conditions;

The Jonsson School at UTD will support Richland College in its desire to develop lower-division engineering courses comparable to those taken by UTD students during their freshman and sophomore years.  Further, Jonsson faculty and staff will work with their Richland colleagues to ensure that these courses meet ABET requirements.  This includes sharing course syllabi, related ABET program educational objectives, and outcomes assessment materials.

Richland College will send faculty members to ABET training workshops and take other appropriate steps to initiate the process of having Richland's engineering program accredited by ABET, as required.

Richland College will provide laboratories and equipment to ensure that engineering lab courses are comparable to those taken by students at UTD.

The University of Texas at Dallas will continue its commitment to the terms and conditions of the August 21, 2000 Institutional Articulation Agreement with Dallas County Community College District campuses, including Richland College.

Both parties understand that this new articulation is specific to the Jonsson School at UTD and students pursuing Richland College's Associate in Sciences with an Emphasis in Electrical Engineering degree.  It contains the following specific provisions.

  1. Students seeking the B.S. in Electrical Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas must earn at least 66 upper-division hours to graduate, including at least 30 upper-division hours in residence at UTD.
  2. Students who successfully complete Richland College's Associate in Sciences with an Emphasis in Electrical Engineering degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 and no grade below a 'D' can transfer 62 credit hours as a block to UTD.  These classes will satisfy UTD's core curriculum requirements as the identified undergraduate courses in the B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree.
  3. The two institutions will work together to provide transfer guides for Richland students and advisors utilizing the Texas Common Course Numbering System to identify the courses to be completed at Richland College.  Courses in the Electrical Engineering major at the University of Texas at Dallas, along with their UTD course numbers, will also be identified on the transfer guide.
  4. Richland College faculty, staff and advisors will ensure that students in the Associate in Sciences with an Emphasis in electrical Engineering degree, and all students declaring an intent to earn the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas, are advised regarding which courses taken at Richland College will transfer for degree program credit in UTD's B.S. in Electrical Engineering and which courses will not count for the major.

Richland College students who meet The University of Texas at Dallas student transfer admissions requirements and complete the Associate in Sciences with an Emphasis in Electrical Engineering degree will receive automatic admission to The University of Texas at Dallas.  Students may apply for concurrent pre-admission status at the time they enroll at Richland College or at the beginning of their second year of study.  Students must submit the Texas Common Application within 12 months of anticipated enrollment at The University of Texas at Dallas.  Students seeking concurrent admission during the freshman year must submit high school transcripts and standardized test scores.

  1. Richland College and UTD must agree on the design of any marketing materials publicizing this agreement distributed to current or potential students or the community at large.
  2. Concurrent admissions students who have a Comet Card will have access to The University of Texas at Dallas Libraries.
  3. Concurrent Admission students will have the ability to purchase student guest tickets to athletic and other selected events on The University of Texas at Dallas campus.
  4. The University of Texas at Dallas will provide the opportunity for Richland College transfer students who attend UTD and meet the UTD transfer scholarship criteria to apply for designated scholarships.  Information about applying for these scholarships is on The University of Texas at Dallas Web site.
  5. The University of Texas at Dallas will provide Richland College with an annual data report (R-683-10) that includes the number and academic performance of former Richland College students enrolls at The University of Texas at Dallas as permitted under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
  6. The faculty and administrators from both institutions will meet annually to assess and develop program offerings; to schedule student and faculty class and lab visits; and to discuss the potential opportunities for facilities and faculty sharing.  The faculty and administrators will also explore potential joint grant funding.

Agreement Continuation and Dissolution

This agreement shall become effective February 11, 2004, and shall remain in effect until terminated by either party.  Termination can be by either The University of Texas at Dallas or Richland College by giving written notice to the other institution two years prior to the requested date of termination.

For the University of Texas at Dallas

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Dr. Franklyn G. Jenifer, President

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Date

For Richland College

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Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet, President

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Date