This prototype is a curriculum pathway that builds upon early career assessment in high school and then incorporates dual credit to reduce the number of credits needed at the 2nd and 4th year of enrollment.
Learners are often overwhelmed by the amount of information thrown at them when it comes to transfer. This program is a guided pathway utilizing peer-to-peer training that will help these learners understand where they are on their path to completion, as well as their next steps throughout their journey.
Student focus groups conducted for this project suggest that inaccurate and poorly timed information about the transfer process is a key source of student frustration. This program provides a single authoritative source for information for transfer students 24/7. It includes student services, teaching faculty, and technology.
Learners’ academic plans change over time; there are students who wish to transfer schools, but will not complete the transfer because many courses do not articulate across universities and University of North Texas has an intensive prerequisite course list for their business degree. This prototype is the creation of a new major that will allow learners to complete the undergraduate business degree by integrating learning outcomes from pre-requisite courses into upper-level Business major courses.
Miami Dade College offers one completely transferable degree: the Associate’s degree (AA). However, learners interested in STEM pathways are often confused by the number of required general education hours and the number of courses needed as prerequisites for entry to the bachelor degree program at Florida International University. The structure of the degree, as well as the total number of STEM related prerequisites results in the accumulation of excess hour even if a student follows the plan perfectly. This prototype offers an alternative path to an AA that allows students to complete a STEM focused AA that is both transferable and results in a reduction of excess hours.