campus partner(s)

Council of Independent College and North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities






Pathways to the Liberal Arts

award date


project director

Steven Brooks

Council of Independent Colleges

Grant Summary

$400,000 over 36 months to develop comprehensive transfer agreements in sociology and psychology to promote transfer access from two-year community colleges to four-year independent colleges in North Carolina. North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) has established the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA), which commits the baccalaureate institutions to accept the general education requirements completed by students in the North Carolina Community College System as fulfilling general education requirements at their own institutions. The ICAA is designed to be universal, ensuring that any student transferring from one of the 58 community colleges in North Carolina can transfer into one of the 30 participating NCICU institutions and have no additional general education requirements imposed on them. This project builds on the ICAA to establish discipline-specific pathways that enable incoming community college