DECATUR, AL — The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and Calhoun Community College (CCC) have announced plans for a partnership that will make it easier for Calhoun students to earn an advanced degree from UAH.
Administrators from both institutions signed formal agreements earlier today at Calhoun which included a Memorandum of Understanding, Articulation Agreement and Reverse Transfer Articulation Agreement, and established the UAH Pathways Program. The formal agreements will make it easier for students to successfully transfer between the two schools, and will allow more transfer options for students to earn their undergraduate degree. The agreements also prevent students from taking classes that won't transfer.
“Today, all deserving community college students at Calhoun Community College can pursue UAH's undergraduate programs with the signing of these agreements,” said Dr. Christine Curtis, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at UAH. “Our campus is pleased to be able to establish such partnerships with two-year schools in Alabama. I want to thank the faculty of both institutions for their hard work and their dedication to these students.”
“Calhoun and UAH have long enjoyed a very successful partnership as we have worked together in providing the best educational opportunities for our students,” said Calhoun President Dr. James Klauber. “With the signing of today’s articulation agreements, this further cements this relationship and opens up even more options for our students as they continue on their path toward earning their undergraduate degrees.” Klauber added that UAH has become Calhoun’s “Number One” transfer partner, with more than 22% of Calhoun’s transfer students choosing to attend UAH.
• The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a formal agreement that establishes the terms of agreement for educational cooperation between the two institutions, and clears the path for a smooth transition for CCC students into its programs.
• The Articulation Agreement formally recognizes that UAH and CCC are educational institutions agreeing to work together to facilitate the transfer of credits from Associate degree courses into the Bachelor's program at UAH.
• The UAH Pathways Program is a joint admission program between the two institutions creating a process by which CCC students can enroll in both institutions to simultaneously complete the Associate degree at CCC, while also beginning to take courses at UAH. The ultimate goal is for students to have a smooth transit to UAH and be synchronized with the program of study without delaying graduation.
• Another component of the formal agreements is the Reverse Transfer Articulation Agreement. A student completing UAH coursework can transfer those credits back to CCC to assist in meeting requirements for an Associate’s degree. Similar to how credit is transferred from CCC to UAH, just in reverse.
For detailed information about the transfer agreements: at UAH, Dr. Brent Wren, Associate Provost, 256.824.6767 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org: at CCC, Brian Gann, Director of Recruitment, Retention and Student Success, at 256.260.2441 or email email@example.com.
Dr. Christine Curtis, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at UAH (seated, left) and Dr. James Klauber, President, Calhoun Community College (seated, right) sign agreements formalizing the partnership between the two institutions. Looking on are (from left to right) Dr. Brent Wren, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies; Dr. Stephen Callatrello, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Calhoun Community College; and Brian Gann, Director of Recruitment, Retention and Student Success, Calhoun Community College.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public Tier-1 research university that prepares students for demanding positions in Engineering, the Sciences, Business, Nursing and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Calhoun Community College is part of the Alabama Community College System and is the state's largest two year college.