We will hold our fall business meeting on Monday, October 8, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in room 201 of the Raleigh Convention Center during the NCCCS Conference. The conference planners have asked us to remind you that you must be registered for/attending the NCCCS Conference in order to gain entry for the CTPA meeting. For those of you interested in CTPA business who are not planning to attend the conference, we will send minutes and a summary of the presentations soon after the meeting via email and post them to this web site.
We will review the results of the recent vote on the CTPA Constitution and Bylaws and affirmation of the executive board, hear an update on the CAA Review, and more. A complete agenda will be available the week of October 1.
While you do not need to RSVP, it would be helpful if you sent an email to me at email@example.com if you plan to attend the fall business meeting, so we have an idea of how many agendas and handouts to print.
Greetings CTPA members,
I hope you are enjoying the beginning of the new academic year.
Last year, the CTPA agreed to do a survey to determine what types of issues community college face students upon transfer. We are asking that CTPA members complete the survey or forward to the appropriate persons on their campuses to do so.
I would like to have all survey results by September 15th so that I can compile the data and present to the TAC at the September meeting.
The link to the survey is below.
I will post minutes of the June TAC meeting as soon as they are finalized.
Thank you for your help with this important effort!
The College Transfer Performance begins on page 20.
Please see attached update of the CCL and POS Project. A business requirement from the CCL/POS project was to provide a combined course library to include both Continuing Education and Curriculum courses in real-time and accessible on the Internet. The new features can be accessed on June 21, 2010. TG
Attached are directions and parking information for the CTPA Spring 2010 Conference at Wake Tech's Northern Campus (remember, Northern Campus). We look forward to seeing everyone there.
The following link provides a local map to the Northern Wake Campus, and also links to Mapquest and has the correct address so that folks can get directions.
We are meeting in the Administration Building (Building A), in room 124/126 (this is one large room). People can park wherever; they do not need permits, and if security asks, they can just say they are attending the CTPA conference. According to WTCC-NC staff, there should be parking available at 8:30 on a Friday.
This is a final reminder that the Spring 2010 CTPA Spring Conference, which is "free," is scheduled for Friday, April 16, 2010, at Wake Tech's Northern Campus. Attached is a Registration Form (if you have not registered yet). Please send the Registration Form electronically to Becky Egbert no later than today. Her address is on the form. Additional information concerning directions and parking details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the conference.
This is an excellent opportunity to see a demonstration of The Transfer Navigator degree audit feature scheduled to be available on CFNC in June 2010. There will also be a TAC/CAA update session, with real live TAC members, covering any recent changes to the CAA, including the grievance procedure. This is an opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the protections and limitations of the CAA, to voice any concerns about the agreement, and to ask questions of the TAC members.
Our current registration includes community college, UNC, privates, and CFNC personnel, so there will be a full representation of all the stakeholders in the transfer process in the state. Please take advantage of this opportunity.
For those of you planning to attend, attached is the agenda for the Community College Transfer Student Conference at St. Augustine's College on March 12.
Below is information about training session opportunities for North Carolina Community College Transfer Advisors and other interested Student Development personnel who are involved in the transfer process for students.
North Carolina Community College System Department of Student Development Services will offer the following training opportunities during the 2010 Spring Semester. Participants attending these sessions will be able to obtain National Board of Certified Counselor Credit (NBCC) and will receive Certificates of Attendance. In order to register for these events, please complete and return the attached registration forms. (Forms)
Community College Transfer Student Conference - March 12, 2010
The NC Community College System in collaboration with Saint Augustine's College is hosting a College Transfer Student Conference on Friday, March 12, 2010. The Conference will be held at Saint Augustine's College in Raleigh, NC in the Seby Jones Fine Arts Center from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
This is a free conference for North Carolina Community College Transfer Advisors and other interested Student Development personnel who are involved in the transfer process for students. The conference will focus on transfer opportunities for students enrolled in North Carolina Community Colleges. During the conference participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the admissions process, transfer opportunities and student support services offered by Saint Augustine's College. A continental breakfast and luncheon meal will be provided.
CFNC Programs and Resources Webinar - March 26, 2010
This webinar will be led by Monique Williamson, CFNC Transfer Articulation System Manager, Katie Prosser McInerney, CFNC Service Manager and Julia Conrad, Associate Director, GEAR UP North Carolina. This session will provide an overview of CFNC programs and resources for students and administrators. Topics of interest include Student Transfer Navigator, College Redirection Pool, CFNC Electronic Transcript System, CFNC Choices Planner Career Transitions Tool and the College Application Week state-wide event.
Director of Student Development Services
NC Community College System
The CTPA Executive Board has confirmed the election of Tonya Forbes, Dean, Mathematics and Sciences Division, Wake Technical Community College, as the new President of the College Transfer Program Association (CTPA). The Board also confirmed the election of Diane Lodder, Dean, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Wake Technical Community College, as the new President-elect.
Please join us in congratulating both Tonya and Diane in their positions. We are confident that they will continue the important work of the CTPA.
Let us also give our thanks to Gayle Greene for all she has done for the CTPA during her tenure as President of the organization.
CTPA is taking nominations for the following offices:
If you would like to nominate yourself or anyone else to one of the offices, please send a name and contact information to Dr. Thomas Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, February 5. We plan to have the new officers installed by the conference.
The College Transfer Program Association (CTPA) Spring 2010 Conference will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010, at Wake Technical Community College's Northern Wake Campus from 8:30-1:00. Due to the budget situation, we will not be charging a registration fee; however, a Registration Form is attached so we can get an accurate count. Please fill it out and send electronically to Becky Egbert (email address on form) before April 1. The CTPA will provide coffee and a light breakfast for attendees, but we will finish before lunch. We are currently working on the agenda, but CFNC has committed to a presentation on the Transfer Navigator System and members of the state Transfer Advisory Committee (The TAC) have also committed to a presentation/ discussion of the CAA and transfer-related issues. A finalized agenda and directions and other information will be sent at a later date. This is also an excellent opportunity for institutions to add any new members involved with transfer to the organization.
We hope you will attend.
Attached you will find a Numbered Memo containing the May 15, 2009, State Board of Community Colleges Actions. One of the revised items at the State Board was the AFA/Art premajor. The revision is the addition of ART 244 Watercolor as a possible elective. Also revised were the Curriculum Standards for Computer Programming, Fine and Creative Woodworking, and Telecommunications Installation and Maintenance (diploma).
Attached are the minutes from the Fall CTPA meeting and the January Executive Board minutes. The Fall minutes include information from the TAC presentation, specifically TAAP and Credits Originating policies; Issues of Concern within the CAA; Early College Issues; and General Education Core Reexamination.
The CTPA Executive Board minutes include information about the Nominating and CTPA Constitution/ By-Laws Revision Committees, CAA Grievance, Tuition Surcharge, and more.
Most notably, in light of the current budget situation, the CTPA Executive Board has decided to waive the membership fee for 2009-10 and offer free membership. Anyone wanting to add names to the membership list should fill out the attached membership form and send the name, institution, and contact information to Kimberly Turk and Thomas Gould (e-file is fine). Membership forms are also available on the CTPA website. I've also attached the current CTPA Executive Board roster and contact info.
The recent NCCCS Conference generated some discussion, from both community college and UNC quarters, about the need to review the current CAA 44-hour General Education Core Curriculum Standards for Associate in Arts and Associate in Science.
The current Core has not been reviewed since implementation of the CAA in 1997. In light of recent General Education Requirement reviews and changes at a number of UNC System institutions and the continuing debate over Mathematics and Foreign Language requirements, now may be the appropriate time for a formal review. But before making an official recommendation to the TAC (Transfer Advisory Committee), we want to survey the membership.
The following link will take you to a single question concerning the possible motion. Please take a moment to answer the survey before Friday, October 31.
As always, thank you for all you do for our students,
Raleigh Convention Center 301 A
Monday, October 13, 2008
Attached is the agenda for the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you there,
CTPA Membership (CC Counselors):
Attached is an invitation for community college counselors to attend an information luncheon from NCSU's College of Natural Resources on Oct. 3. Please rsvp Vonda Easterling no later than September. 25. This is a wonderful event to learn about the myriad opportunities NCSU's College of Natural Resources offers community college transfers.
Attached please find the State Board actions taken on August 15, as well as revised curriculum standards for Automotive Restoration Technology (diploma), Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology (diploma), Middle Grades Education (pre-major), and Surgical Technology (program plan of study).
The new Report is available athttp://www.ncccs.cc.nc.us/Publications/docs/Publications/csf2008.pdf
Attached is an invitation for community college transfer personnel to a Transfer Event at North Carolina State University on June 20. Please respond to Taylor Hollandby June 6.
Attached are the Minutes from the recent Executive Committee Meeting and includes information about Transfer Credit Evaluation, Transfer Core Diploma, ACA 122, TAC Updates, UNC Minimum Score Requirements, and more.
Also attached is the CTPA Membership Application and Renewal Form for 2008-09. If you recall, we suspended membership fees for a year, so everyone is now due. Renewal is important to maintain accurate and up-to-date contact information.
A list of the current CTPA officers is also attached.
Thanks for everything you do for transfer students.
Please find attached the registration information for the CTPA Spring Conference at Wake Tech CC scheduled for Friday, April 18. A tentative agenda and directions are also included. We are thrilled that TAC members will present an Information Session on transfer and revisions to the CAA. Other conference sessions include ACA 122, the Transfer Core Diploma, and Transfer Credit Evaluation.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Our CTPA meeting at the 2008 NCCCS Conference is scheduled for Monday, October 13, 7:30 a.m.
Attached are the Transfer Advisory Committee (TAC) Minutes from the September meeting, including information concerning AP Credits, pre-majors, C- grade transfer, ACA 122, Huskins Bill transfer credit issue, and much more.
Attached please find the Minutes to the September 28, 2007, CTPA Executive Board Meeting, including information on AP Credits; new pre-majors; ACA 122; CAA revisions and clarifications, such as D/F grades and C- transfer credit; UT Performance Standard; and the CTPA Spring Conference. I've also attached the rationale for the development of ACA 122 as a transfer credit course in case you need to use it to justify adding it to your respective Associate degree Plans of Study.
Please review the following important TAC Action Items, particularly the Huskins Bill (course transfer), C- grade, and ACA 122 approval items. Note that the numbered memo supercedes CC07-210, regarding transferability for Huskins students. Also included is an updated CAA and list of transfer courses. Additional information on these specific items, as well as other issues, will be forthcoming in the CTPA Executive Board Meeting Minutes.
After reviewing our fall 2007 enrollment numbers, UNC Wilmington will be able to accept applications for a limited number of
spaces for the spring 2008 term. Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who have earned or will earn an AA/AS no later than December 2007 with a 3.0 or higher GPA. The online application is not available for the spring term so interested students will need to download and mail in a paper application. The application deadline is November 1, 2007. All decision letters will be mailed no later than November 15, 2007. Applicants must have their application and all supporting materials into the Office of Admissions by the November 1st deadline in order to receive a decision on or before November 15th. Please direct
Daniel Marks '04
Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington would like to invite you to its Academic Majors Fair held by the Career Center on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 (two days before the Transfer Counselor Visit Day!). Students are invited to come and see what different departments are doing and offering. Please see the advertisement below from the Career Center:
Get the facts about majors & concentrations
Discover which majors lead to which careers
Learn about entrance, coursework, GPA requirements for different majors
Get up-to-date info directly from department faculty & advisors
Free snacks & soda
Wed, October 3rd
11am - 2pm
Warwick Center Ballroom
If you have questions about this event, please call the Career Center <http://www.uncw.edu/stuaff/career/> at 910.962.3174.
**PLEASE NOTE: This is a separate event from the Transfer Counselor Visit Day on October 5.
Great web site for articulation and transfer information. See Online Resources section.http://www.natn.org/
Please see the attached NCCCS memo regarding the transferability of Huskins Bill classes. In summary, if the transfer course credit is not part of the student's completed Associate degree or General Education Core, the transferability of the course/credits is not protected by the CAA, even if it is designated a transfer course in the CCL. It is up to the receiving institution whether or not to accept the credits. The broader implication of this is that the transfer courses of students who do not complete degree or Core are not protected. This also means that UNC students taking transfer courses at community colleges to transfer back to the senior institutions are also not protected by the CAA.
The TAC has agreed to address this issue at the September meeting. Since this lack of protection could adversely impact both community college and UNC students, it might be appropriate for our UNC colleagues to let their TAC representatives know that protecting the transferability of all transfer courses serves the best interests of both community college and UNC students.
The College Foundation of North Carolina has an excellent Transfer Student Guide, including coherent definitions of the CAA, General Education Core, TAAP, and so on:http://www.cfnc.org/home/sc/pdf/transfer_students.pdf
The revised CAA and updated Transfer Course List have been posted to the UNC-GA web site:
Attached are the recommendations of the CTPA Study Committees. There are eight total recommendations. You only need to respond if you are voting "No" to any of the recommendations. If you are voting "No" to any of the recommendations, please respond no later than 5:00p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2007. If the recommendations pass, I will forward them individually to the appropriate body (the TAC, NCCCS, CAOS/Instructional Administrators, and so on). Keep in mind, these are only recommendations. Whether they will be acted upon is another matter, but at the very least it will keep these issues on the discussion table.
I would like to thank all the members of the Study Committees for their exceptional work.
The TAC Minutes for Feb. 23, 2007, are now available. Click here to read them.
Read the attached CAA Training/ Registration announcement for information about sessions the TAC will hold in April. In addition to the CTPA Spring Conference session at Wake Tech on April 20, there will also be sessions in Asheville and Wilmington for those unable to attend the CTPA Conference.
The State Board of Community Colleges approved two new Associate in Arts pre-majors on January 19, 2007:
Click on the above items, announced to the System via numbered memo (CC07-22), to review the plans of study.