KOKOMO, IN – Indiana University Kokomo is one of the first campuses statewide to pledge its full support of general education CORE transfer credits from Ivy Tech Community College – an initiative that will place students on a faster track to completing their bachelor’s degree.
The Faculty Senate at IU Kokomo voted to award transfer credits from Ivy Tech’s Transfer General Education CORE, which includes areas of composition, communication, mathematics, life/physical science, social/behavioral science, humanities, and multicultural awareness as long as the student earns a grade C or higher. This can total between 30 to 34 transfer credit hours, which is equivalent to one year of classes.
“We are dedicated to providing academic excellence, student success, and increasing degree attainment. Creating yet another effective partnership with Ivy Tech can only enhance the economic growth and well-being of north central Indiana,” Chancellor Michael Harris said. “Providing a vehicle for general education core transfer as a whole component rather than a course-by-course articulation is an important step in our relationship.”
Earlier this year, IU Kokomo hired a joint coordinator of transfer with Ivy Tech. Plus, IU Kokomo advisors maintain office hours at Ivy Tech campuses in the region to help students with a seamless transfer to a baccalaureate degree.
“Now we are taking another step in our trailblazing effort,” Harris said.
Susan Sciame-Giesecke, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, applauds the faculty for stepping up to meet the needs of the students.
“I want to thank the faculty for their leadership in this area,” Sciame-Giesecke said. “They are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals. As one of the first faculty groups to support this effort, they have shown their commitment to seamless transfer.”
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.