Almost half of the students attending a Maricopa Community College say they intend to transfer to a university. In the 2007-08 academic year, more than 5800 Maricopa students entered one of the state universities as a new transfer student. Over 80% of those went to Arizona State University. That same year, almost 25,000 of all the undergraduates enrolled at the state universities were transfer students from one of the Maricopa colleges.
What do Maricopa transfer students study at the university? The top five majors are the following: business-related fields, education, health and clinical sciences, psychology, and biological/biomedical sciences. Most of these transfer students perform very well academically and go on to earn a bachelor’s degree. In academic year 2006-07, the latest year that data is available, the state universities awarded bachelor’s degrees to more than 6,000 Maricopa transfer students. And private universities in the state awarded another 1500 bachelor’s degrees to former Maricopa students. To learn more about Maricopa's transfer students, click here.
The IC Chairs and Lead ATF Members had their spring meeting on February 27th. Outcomes from the fall District Curriculum Committee (DCC) meetings were shared with the group. DCC topics covered during the meeting included:
Additionally, the Instructional Design Facilitators led a discussion on the Instructional Council Role in the Curriculum Process. To access the meeting highlights.
Are you a Maricopa employee interested in earning a graduate or doctoral degree? Learn more about advanced degree opportunities at Argosy University. A representative from Argosy will be at the colleges during the month of April to meet with interested employees. Program details.
GCC - April 14, 12-1pm, LS Bldg. Room 102
PVCC - April 16, 12 noon, Room KC 212
PC - April 23, 12-1pm, Campus Vista Room (Room 217) located in Fannin Library
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CCTA is pleased to introduce the new Connection newsletter. Learn about Connection updates, programs, events, and more.
The Connection is a collaborative partnership between the Maricopa Community Colleges and Northern Arizona University that is designed to help students finish their associate's degree, transfer to NAU and complete a bachelor’s degree.
Ottawa University (OU) and the Maricopa County Community Colleges have created a partnership to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at OU. Faculty from OU have collaborated with members of the Maricopa Community College Dance Instructional Council to create the dance major. The dance program focuses on dance as an art form with particular attention to dance theory and its relationship to the development of good technical skills. The degree prepares its graduates to teach dance at the secondary level, as the program is written to meet Arizona teacher certification requirements at the secondary level (grades 7-12). Students take courses in dance history, theory, choreography, dance production, and technique from the community colleges, while the OU dance courses include Kinesiology, Teaching Methods, and Dance Philosophy and Criticism. Dance instructors from the community colleges are hired as OU adjunct faculty to teach the Ottawa dance courses. Three students graduated from the program in December 2008, with seven more currently enrolled.
The above article was taken from Ottawa's Spirit Magazine