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Jane Jankowski
IU Media Relations

Last modified: Thursday, December 18, 2003

IU Bloomington, Ivy Tech State College-Bloomington sign articulation agreement

Officials from Indiana University Bloomington and Ivy Tech State College-Bloomington signed an agreement today (Dec. 18) that provides a framework for the transfer of credits in the general studies degree between the two institutions. This is the first such degree transfer agreement between the two institutions, though more than 90 general education courses at Ivy Tech already are accepted at IUB.

The agreement will permit students who earn an associate's degree in science in general studies at Ivy Tech to transfer into the bachelor of general studies degree program at IU Bloomington. Faculty from both institutions have developed a list of course equivalencies approved for transfer to IUB.

"This is an important moment for Ivy Tech and for Indiana University," said IU Bloomington Chancellor Sharon Stephens Brehm.

"This is a great opportunity for our students. It's also an excellent beginning for us to think about other opportunities to work collaboratively," said John Whikehart, Ivy Tech-Bloomington chancellor.

Judith B. Wertheim, interim dean of the IU School of Continuing Studies, and James O. Smith, academic dean at Ivy Tech, signed the agreement as well as Brehm and Whikehart.

Ron White, director of the IUB Division of Continuing Studies, said the transfer agreement will open new opportunities, especially for working adults.

"This transfer agreement will be a plus for working adults who may want to start or who have started a degree at Ivy Tech and want to finish their work," he said.

The Statewide Transfer and Articulation Committee was put in place in April 2000, and its efforts to develop statewide transfer agreements are ongoing, but the general studies agreement is the result of a more informal set of initiatives between the two institutions.