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Memorandum of UnderstandingBetweenDallas County Community College DistrictAndAmerican Public University System
This memorandum of understanding (this “MOU”) is made and entered into this Nov. 1, 2010, by and between Dallas County Community College District (“DCCCD”) and American Public University System (“APUS”) (individually a “Party” and collectively the “Parties”).
DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTIES
American Public University System includes American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU) and serves more than 70,000 learners worldwide. APUS’s relevant curriculum, affordability, and flexibility help students pursue degrees in subjects ranging from homeland security to management and liberal arts. American Public University System is regionally accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission, Distance Education and Training Council. The APUS mission includes expanding access to higher education and preparing graduates for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.
Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) has seven independently accredited colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — plus the R. Jan LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications. Together, our colleges enroll more undergraduate (freshman and sophomore) students than any other college, university or community college system in the state. Each of the seven colleges is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published in that college’s individual catalog. In addition to regional accreditation, numerous instructional programs of the colleges have earned accreditation from national and state agencies, industry councils and/or professional associations.
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.
American Public University System and Dallas County Community College District hereby agree as follows:
APUS and DCCCD will maintain the integrity of their separate programs and enter into this agreement as equal partners.
Advising of DCCCD students – Advising of DCCCD students regarding admission and program requirements to APUS will be the responsibility of the regular advising staff at DCCCD and APUS. APUS will designate one or more points of contact to respond to advising questions from DCCCD advisors. DCCCD will monitor the academic performance of their students enrolling under this agreement, and identify problems that may interfere with the successful transfer student to APUS.
On-Site Outreach – APUS will arrange with DCCCD to meet and make contact with potential DCCCD transfer students at a minimum of two times annually. DCCCD will provide an appropriate location(s) for presentations and advising.
Communication – DCCCD and APUS agree to cooperate in communicating with each other and with their common and respective publics concerning the established relationship between the two institutions.
Each institution will designate a marketing point of contact.
APUS will not market or promote to DCCCD students any lower division courses that DCCCD is scheduled to teach during the period of the MOU
Faculty and staff at both institutions will communicate information about this agreement to students and prospective students.
DCCCD will provide a link from its website to the APUS website and APUS will provide a link to DCCCD website
Representatives from APUS and DCCCD will confer annually to exchange updated degree requirements, admissions, and transfer information to be used the subsequent academic year. Each institution will notify the other of any contemplated planned changes that would affect the future of this agreement.
Exchange of Student Information – APUS and DCCCD agree to exchange transfer information for the purpose of monitoring and enhancing student academic success. The information may also be used to enhance curricular offerings. At no time will Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations or requirements be violated. In particular, the Provost Office of APUS will provide yearly statistical and global data to DCCCD for the achievement of transfer students from DCCCD: GPA, success in course completion after the first semester.
Concurrent Enrollment -Students may concurrently take courses at both institutions, as well as have access to advising and other services at both institutions, although the transfer block credit cannot be awarded until after the student submits an official transcript from DCCCD showing an eligible conferred degree. Students will complete all transfer requirements at DCCCD.
Financial Aid- Federal regulations require that students receive financial aid from only a single college from which courses are taken during a given quarter or semester. Advisors should recommend that financial aid recipients take all their courses at either APUS or DCCCD. If a student attends both institutions in a single semester, financial aid may be granted from only one institution.
Graduate Book Voucher - APUS will extend to DCCCD full-time employees a graduate studies book voucher.
Length of Agreement – This agreement will become effective upon the execution of signatures by the responsible authority for each institution and will last for a maximum of three (3) years, after which time both institutions will undertake renegotiation of the agreement.
In Witness whereof, the Parties hereto have executed this MOU as of the date firs mentioned above by their authorized representatives.
Dallas County Community College District
By: ______________________________________ ____________
Name: Dr. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr. Date:
American Public University System
By: ______________________________________ ___________
Name: Wallace E. Boston, Jr., Ed.D. Date:
Title: President and CEO
Contact Information at DCCCD:Gregg WilliamsTransfer Services/Articulation and University Relations Office and Special Populations1601 S. Lamar StreetDallas, TX 75215214-378-1742(Fax) 214-378-1780 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Information at APUS:
Craig GilmanCommunity College Outreach Manager, APU10110 Battleview Parkway, Ste 114Manassas, VA 20109 email@example.com
Eligible DCCCD Degree
Any AA or AS Degree
Any AA or AS Degree
Any A.S. Degree
Information Systems Security
Sports and Health Sciences
Any A.S. Degree
AS with Field of Study in Business
AA with Field of Study in Criminal Justice
*Information Technology Management
AS with Field of Study in Computer Science
AS with Emphasis in Computer Science
AA .Philosophy Emphasis
*Transportation and Logistics Management
* Students must select remaining courses at APU at the upper level (300-499)
Updated: March 27, 2012