The Joint Transfer Council (JTC) is a standing committee that meets about four times a year with representatives from the public and independent academic degree-granting institutions and the Washington Student Achievement Council. JTC works on behalf of the institutions represented by the membership. It works in collaboration – and has formal communication with – the Executive Committee of the Intercollege Relations Commission (ICRC).
Key Joint Transfer Council Strategies
- The Joint Transfer Council convenes the workgroups that develop Major Related Program agreements.
- Developing a statewide communication strategy related to transfer.
- Describe the state's transfer policy for various audiences.
Joint Transfer Council (JTC) members from each of the public baccalaureate institutions are generally vice provosts of academic affairs; a Council of Presidents (COP) staff member also serves. Independent colleges and universities are represented by registration and academic planning offices; the president of Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) also serves. The community and technical colleges are represented by eight vice presidents of instruction or student services; a State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) staff member also serves.
Washington Transfer Network
Transfer policy is implemented and maintained through the cooperative efforts of the state institutions of higher education, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and the Washington Student Achievement Council with support and guidance of statewide within-sector and cross-sector groups and offices involved in transfer policy implementation.
- List of Transfer Network Groups (revised June 13, 2013)
Description of organizations and offices addressing transfer in Washington.
Agreements Developed by the Joint Transfer Council
- Process for Changes to the Statewide Associate Degree Agreements
Direct Transfer Agreement and Associate in Science-Transfer Agreement (revised May 2011).
- Process for Identification of Additional Academic (unrestricted) Electives
Describes the 2005 agreement regarding annual updating of the courses accepted in transfer as academic electives.
- Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) Degree Guidelines
Additional clarification related to general education courses.
- Major-Related Program (MRP) Template
Generic format for statewide Major-Related Program (MRP) agreements based on the Associate in Arts/Associate in Arts and Sciences (DTA) or the Associate in Science–Transfer (AS-T). These agreements are the result of negotiations by workgroup members representing the public and private baccalaureate institutions offering the particular major and representatives of the community and technical colleges.
- Process for Updating/Changing Major Related Program (MRP) Statewide Agreements
Describes how institutions can recommend the need for changes and updates to the statewide MRP agreement and process to consider content and date of any possible changes to the agreement.
Joint Transfer Council Publications
- Transfer from a Washington Community College to a University (fall 2011)
- Transfer Policy in Washington State (December 2007)
Report of the Joint Access Oversight Group
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