The purpose of this Articulation Agreement (the “Agreement”) is to acknowledge that students of the Dallas County Community College District which is comprised of the above listed locations (“DCCCD”) may transfer to an Iowa College Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Kaplan University (“KU”) degree program following completion of a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree program at DCCCD. With respect to courses of study that will lead to an associate’s degree, both KU and DCCCD will facilitate the transfer of associate-degree graduates to baccalaureate completion programs at KU. This advanced start baccalaureate program (to be known as the “modified 2+2” (or 2.5+1.5 option) is designed to maximize a students’ transfer credit capabilities. A “modified” 2+2 program creates a situation where DCCCD students take more than the standard 2 years of coursework at a DCCCD college and then transfer to KU with fewer than 2 years remaining to complete a baccalaureate program.
The parties also desire to allow DCCCD students that are on track towards completing their associates to enroll in courses at KU prior to completing their associate’s degree at DCCCD. Although the focus is on students who have completed an associate’s degree in particular degree programs, students who have not completed an associate’s degree program are eligible for course-by-course review and transfer into degree programs at KU. To be eligible for course-by-course transfer, students will be expected to receive at least a “C” grade in each course from Broward College for transfer credit acceptance at KU. This is only applicable to those classes that KU acknowledges as being acceptable to transfer from DCCCD during its course-by-course review. Credit will not be given for a mark of “Credit” on a Credit/Fail” option or for a grade of “Pass” on a “Pass/Fail” option, unless those marks are transcribed as equivalent to a “C” or better. A Prior Learning Assessment Curriculum Evaluation (“PLACE”) may be developed to aid in the transfer credit evaluation process. DCCCD agrees to accept transfer credits from such courses taken at KU towards the student’s graduation requirements for a DCCCD associate’s degree for students who desire to receive their associate’s degree from DCCCD prior to enrolling in a baccalaureate completion program at KU (“Reverse Articulation”).
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.
II. ELEMENTS FOR ADVANCED START BACHELOR’S COMPLETION PROGRAMS
Kaplan University and Dallas County Community College District agree to:
Kaplan University agrees to:
Dallas County Community College District agrees to:
Both KU and DCCCD agree to allow current students to concurrently take courses at both institutions, as well as have access to admission and other services at both institutions; however, federal regulations require that students receive financial aid from only a single college from which courses are taken in a given quarter or semester. Should a student attend both institutions in a single semester, financial aid may be granted from only one institution in compliance with federal law. Reverse Articulation of courses from KU to DCCCD will be acceptable for students desiring to complete their associate’s degree at DCCCD although the student transferred to KU to complete courses that would allow participation in a bachelor’s completion program.
KU and DCCCD will share data on student achievement as necessary to assess program effectiveness in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines.
V. CONTACTS FOR COORDINATION:
Gregg Williams, District Director Transfer/Articulation and University Relations and Special Populations
Toni Feldman, Senior Director of Academic Partnerships
VI. OFFICIAL NOTICE CONTACT INFORMATION:
All notices and other communications required hereunder by either party to the other shall be in writing, delivered personally, by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, or by overnight courier, and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered personally or received when using overnight courier or three business days after being deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:
Kaplan University 6301 Kaplan University AvenueFort Lauderdale, FL 33309Attn: Jaime Cocuy, VP - Strategic Alliances Organization
With a copy to (which copy shall not constitute effective notice):
Kaplan Higher Education 6301 Kaplan University AvenueFort Lauderdale, FL 33309Attn: Legal Department
If to DCCCD:
Dallas County Community College District1601 S. Lamar St.Dallas, TX 75215Attn: Gregg Williams
or to such other persons or places as either party may from time to time designate by written notice to the other.
Dallas County Community College District
__________________________________ Dr. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr. Chancellor
__________________________________ David L. Clinefelter PhD Vice President for Academic affairs & Provost __________________________________ Tiffany Alexandria Spencer Director, Academic Partnerships Kaplan University __________________________________ Timothy Reynolds Regional Manager, Academic Partnerships