Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), a Texas Political Subdivision of higher education on behalf of
Brookhaven College, Cedar Valley College, Eastfield College,
El Centro College, Mountain View College, North Lake College, Richland College and Texas Wesleyan University, a public institution of higher education, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Texas, whose principle place of business is 1201 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76105, enter into the following agreement. Texas Wesleyan University hereafter referred to as "TWU" in the following agreement.
To facilitate the process of student transfer, TWU and DCCCD have agreed to the following:
Acceptance of Transferable Credits and Core Curriculum:
Acceptance of DCCCD Associate Degrees:
DCCCD and TWU will develop a smooth transition for qualified students wishing to enter TWU Honors Program. Acceptance to TWU Honors Programs requires a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better on all college work. TWU Honors Program will work with DCCCD to determine an appropriate number of semester hours, up to 12 hours, of honors credit with a grade of B or better earned at DCCCD that will count toward 24 hours required for Honors Program recognition upon graduation from TWU.
TWU will provide additional opportunities for DCCCD students to learn about TWU scholarships. TWU will host events for DCCCD Rising Star Scholars, Phi Theta Kappa Scholars students and others interested in learning about how one can afford to complete a bachelor's degree.
Completion of an Associate Degree/Reverse Transfer:
Any student who transfers from a college within DCCCD, has completed 30 college-level credit hours of the associate degree and has subsequently completed degree requirements at TWU, which may qualify the student for an associate degree at a college within DCCCD, is eligible for "reverse transfer" from TWU.
Earned hours must include the courses required by the Texas Higher Education Act as set forth in Subchapter F, sections 51.301 and 51.302 (six semester hours in U.S./Texas government and six hours in U.S./Texas history), as amended.
Agreement Continuation and Termination:
This Agreement shall be reviewed on a bi-annual, every other year, basis or any time degree program changes are to be made by either institution. Any program changes will be identified and incorporated into subsequent agreements, Transfer Pathway or Program-to-Program Agreements.
By signing, each party recognizes the commitment to exchange only the most current, accurate information and data.
This agreement shall become effective
upon full execution of the Agreement and unless terminated earlier as provided below, this Agreement will remain in effect for a period of five years at which time it may be renewed or modified by mutual consent in writing by both parties. Either party may terminate this Agreement upon 180 days' written notice to the Chancellor of DCCCD or designee and President of TWU, or designee.
The Registrar at TWU will collaborate with the District Office of Academic and Student Records at DCCCD district office to share information, as permitted by law, about students enrolled at TWU who could have sufficient hours to receive an associate degree from DCCCD. The Registrar at TWU will send all reverse transfer transcripts to the following address when requested by DCCCD:
DCCCD District Office of Academic and Student Records Attention: Veronica Montero 1601 South Lamar Street Dallas, Texas 75215-1816
Communication and Data Exchange:
The continuous partnership between TWU and DCCCD will be determined by an evaluation process to be established by the DCCCD and incorporated by reference into each transfer agreement. (See Attachment Two)
A bi-annual, every other year, evaluation process will be administered by the District Office of Transfer and Articulation Services. An advisory group, consisting of faculty, administrators and college representatives, will evaluate the performance of partner institutions.
Agreement Continuation and Dissolution:
This agreement shall be reviewed on a bi-annual, every other year, basis or any time program changes are to be made by either institution. Any program changes will be identified and incorporated into subsequent agreements. DCCCD Presidents and the President of TWU, or their designees must approve amendments to this agreement. Any other modifications to this agreement may be made following written notice from DCCCD Presidents and the President of TWU, or their designees. Once this agreement is signed by the appropriate officials at DCCCD and TWU, each is free to publicize this arrangement in a manner consistent with the agreement. This articulation agreement shall remain in effect until one or both institutions deem it necessary to terminate it.
By signing, each party recognizes the commitment to exchange only the most current, accurate information and data. This agreement may be terminated by either party by giving written notice of said party's intention to the Presidents of DCCCD or designee and President of TWU, or designee.
This agreement shall become effective and shall remain in effect until terminated by either party. Termination can be processed when either TWU or DCCCD give written notice to the other institution 180 days prior to the requested termination date.
In witness whereof, the authorized representatives of the parties have executed this agreement on this the ______day of______, _____.
_____________________________________Frederick G. Slabach, PresidentTexas Wesleyan University
_____________________________________Joe D. May, ChancellorDallas County Community College District
_____________________________________Dr. Thom D. ChesneyPresident, Brookhaven College
_____________________________________Dr. Joseph SeabrooksPresident, Cedar Valley College
_____________________________________Dr. Jean ConwayPresident, Eastfield College
_____________________________________Dr. Jose AdamesPresident, El Centro College
_____________________________________Dr. Robert GarzaPresident, Mountain View College
_____________________________________ Dr. Christa Slejko President , North Lake College
_____________________________________ Dr. Kathryn K. Eggleston President, Richland College