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Articulation and Concurrent Admission AgreementBachelor of Science in Electrical EngineeringThe University of Texas at DallasErik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer ScienceandRichland College of the Dallas County Community College District
ResolutionWhereas, 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.
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.
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
__________________________________Dr. Franklyn G. Jenifer, President
For Richland College
__________________________________Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet, President