Behind the Scenes, Office of Articulation & University Relations

The Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) has many offices under its umbrella, all of which focus on faculty support services in one form or fashion. We regularly share information about our resources and opportunities to keep faculty up to date and apprised of significant initiatives impacting the college.

This month, we’re featuring the “Behind the Scenes” work of our Office of Articulation & University Relations. Dr. MaryJane McReynolds, Director of Articulation & University Relations, leads this one-woman office that plays a vital role in our institution.

ACC students are looking to start here but then get there. That can take many different forms – whether they want to simply gain a new skill, add a credential to their resume, or even transfer to a 4-year university. That’s where Dr. McReynolds’ work comes in. ACC’s program alignment to 4-year university programs is critical for transfer success and builds upon our guided pathway principles. Dr. McReynolds has developed many relationships over her 10 years at ACC with administrative leaders in Central Texas colleges. Her role is to create articulation agreements so students can seamlessly transfer from ACC to their desired baccalaureate program.

ACC is the No. 1 transfer school to Texas State University and UT Austin and currently has eight active articulation agreements under review.

We’re looking to enhance our program alignment and we’re going about it in a focused collaboration with our university partners. Last Fall Dr. McReynolds hosted our first University Partnership Summit: Faculty Conversations, inviting key stakeholders from ACC and the San Antonio/Austin Region Collaborative (a transfer consortium aimed at improving student success) to have purposeful discussions and compare ACC’s programs to transfer programs. Gaps were identified and analyzed, new process ideas were considered, and positive solutions for our students were agreed upon. The next  Faculty Conversation event will take place on April 27th to continue this important work.

A webcast featuring Articulation & University Relations will be available on Wednesday, April 25th at 10:30 am. Tune in online to learn more about their upcoming Faculty Conversations events.

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