September 11, 2014
2014 Selection of Courses Guaranteed for System-Wide Transfer
Each year faculty from all 32 Kansas public postsecondary institutions come together to participate in the Kansas Core Outcomes Group Project.
The project is intended to bring together faculty from Kansas public community colleges, technical colleges, the six regent universities, and Washburn University for the purpose of developing core outcomes and competencies for courses offered within the state so that they can be considered for guaranteed state-wide course transfer.
A student who completes courses which have been approved for guaranteed transfer at any Kansas public community college, technical college, or university can be certain that he or she can transfer that course to any other public institution in Kansas in pursuit of a degree or credential.
The Kansas Core Outcomes Group Project, coordinated by the Kansas Board of Regents, works to articulate required “core outcomes” for courses to be recommended for system-wide guaranteed course transfer. A total of 46 courses have been approved for system-wide transfer based on the work and dedication of faculty at previous meetings. The 2014 annual meeting will be held on September 12, at Johnson County Community College where 11 new courses will be considered (and one course currently eligible will have revisions considered).
There are nearly 300 faculty from across Kansas registered to attend, and throughout the course of the day they will participate in the review of each of the noted courses, comparing course syllabi from various institutions, and collectively authoring the expected student outcomes for each course. Voting will then occur by faculty representing each institution for each course articulated for system-wide transfer. Those approved for recommendation will be presented to the Board of Regents for final approval.
To review a list of courses currently approved for guarantee transfer, click here.
To review a list of courses being considered at the September 12 meeting, click here.
About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas, and the Board continues to administer Kan-ed, a program for facilitating and promoting distance learning and telemedicine in schools, libraries and hospitals. Visit the Kansas Board of Regents online at www.kansasregents.org.