In October of 2015 the Public Policy Institute of California released an article titled “
Will California Run Out of College Graduates
” which spoke about the potential issue of universities and colleges not providing enough students to fill high end jobs. This is a reiteration of a conversation that had been happening for years amongst Chapman faculty and staff, spearheaded by Dean Janeen Hill, and members or Irvine Valley College (IVC).
The concept of Chapman University partnering with local community colleges to help create curriculum plans that lay out for students in community colleges what courses to take to transfer into majors at Chapman University benefits both Chapman and IVC. With this strong partnership Chapman provides a means to a four degree for students beginning at IVC and IVC provides Chapman with a more diverse population of students.
Several schools and colleges have been involved in creating what is called the Transfer Articulation Agreement. From Chapman University Crean College or Health and Behavioral Sciences, Schmid College of Science and Technology and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences were a few of the key components participating in this agreement.
On Friday January 13, 2017 an official signing took place at IVC. Dr. Glenn Pfeiffer, Provost, signed on Chapman’s behalf and IVC’s president Dr. Glenn Roquemore signed on IVC’s behalf. This was an extraordinary moment that will only continue to open up the path and partnership between Chapman University and other local community colleges. Exciting times lie ahead as Chapman and IVC take a step towards encouraging students in the community to make higher education a priority.