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A New Approach to Integrating a Plus-Two Bachelor’s Degree in Technology with a Two-Year Associate’s Program

Authors
  • John H. Mott (Purdue University)
  • Henry R. Lehrer (Purdue University)

Abstract

Divestiture of the first two years of lower-division courses in a four-year aviation technology program and articulation of courses with a similar two-year Associate’s program can provide the four-year institution with the means to conserve limited resources. While little evidence exists that articulation agreements between two- and four-year aviation programs have been achieved previously, it is clear that a well-designed plan for curriculum integration is the key to making this successful. By rewriting both curricula to ensure that the first two-year program meets entrance expectations for the completion program and the completion pro- gram has more liberal requirements for matriculation, a curricular synergy between the programs can be developed. The authors will discuss a recent implementation of this process at two collocated Midwestern aviation programs. Initial data indicate that the removal of barriers to transfer students has played a role in increasing the percentage of students matriculating from the lower-division program to the upper-division program.

Keywords: administration, aviation technology and airway science, curriculum, higher education, leadership

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Mott, J. H. & Lehrer, H. R., (2013) “A New Approach to Integrating a Plus-Two Bachelor’s Degree in Technology with a Two-Year Associate’s Program”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 29(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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