On Wednesday, June 6th, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education in conjunction with CollegeSource, Inc., launched its website for college-to-college transfer, KnowHow2Transfer.org.
The website is designed to communicate in-state transfer scenarios, including course-to-course equivalencies and degree pathways linking Kentucky’s community and technical college associate degrees to related baccalaureate degrees offered by its public universities. Through the website, Kentucky students can also explore credit awards for Advanced Placement and College Level Examination Program tests.
State legislators, university and college presidents, and the staff of the Council on Postsecondary Education gathered at the council offices in Frankfurt to officially launch the site. Council President Bob King promises that KnowHow2Transfer “takes the guesswork out of transfer,” saving students time and money in pursuit of a degree. Dr. Michael B. McCall, President and CEO of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, called the site a “big deal,” heralding a new era of cooperation between Kentucky’s community colleges and universities.
KnowHow2Transfer.org utilizes data from TES®, the Transfer Evaluation System designed by CollegeSource and used by thousands of campuses nationwide. TES® draws on the company’s database of more than 50 million course descriptions to aid credit evaluators in making accurate and speedy decisions that benefit transfer students.
The Council produced the attached press release on Wednesday.
Your training needs are changing and you’ve been asking for new media. We’ve been listening and are excited to announce new offerings in 2012:
• New: Best Practice Guides for basic and intermediate u.achieve training. Electronic versions of the guides used in workshop training will be available for purchase on an institutional basis soon! They were designed for encoders who can’t be away for a week of training or as a refresher for those who were originally trained in DARwin.
• Updated web courses. Our degree audit and transfer articulation web courses are undergoing content updates and cosmetic surgery that will make them more current and easier to use. Watch for these in summer, 2012.
• New: Online Workshop Training! Although we still believe the best way to learn is with the guidance of our Senior Consultants, we recognize that people have different learning styles and coming to us/hiring a consultant may be time- and cost-prohibitive. As a way of bridging this gap, we will be converting our u.achieve Basic Encoding workshop into an online format. We hope to offer our first online workshop in late fall, 2012.