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Miami University, Kentucky Community & Technical College System sign articulation agreement

Miami University and Kentucky Community and Technical College System sign an articulation agreement creating pathways between associate and bachelor's degree programs.

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Campus Announcements Student Success

Miami University, Kentucky Community & Technical College System sign articulation agreement

Students in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will now be able to transfer credits seamlessly to Miami University thanks to a recently signed articulation agreement.

Part of Miami’s Moon Shot for Equity initiative, the agreement allows students to transfer to Miami if they meet certain criteria. The agreement is the first of its kind for Miami that includes a state’s entire system of technical and community colleges, Miami Senior Associate Provost Carolyn Haynes said.

“The agreement enables students who complete an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree at one of the community and technical colleges in the KCTC System and attain at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all previous college-level courses and meet other admission criteria to be admitted to Miami University,” Haynes said. “Provided they meet the eligibility requirements for the major, they can pursue any undergraduate program at Miami on the Oxford or Regional campuses.”

Haynes added that Miami is working with KCTC institutions to develop degree program pathways that maximize the acceptance and application of transfer credit so that students can complete a multitude of baccalaureate degrees at Miami in a timely manner.  

Liza Skryzhevska, associate dean for Academic Affairs at Miami University Regionals, brought the agreement to the Transfer and Articulation Collaborative at Miami for consideration in 2021. 

“We worked with multiple constituents to edit the language and make it work in Miami's environment under Carolyn’s leadership,” Skryzhevska said. John Hall, coordinator of transfer at Gateway Community and Technical College, and Harmony Little, executive director of Credentialing Strategies at KCTCS, were also instrumental in developing this agreement.

Comprised of 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses, KCTCS offers degree programs ranging from Civil Engineering Technology to Education and Nursing. They are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. 

“KCTCS associate degree graduates are ready for successful transfer to earn their bachelor’s degree,” KCTCS Chancellor Kris Williams said. “Miami University offers a broad range of programs to meet students’ education needs. We welcome the partnership.”

“The KCTCS system has always prioritized creating pathways for their students,” said Ande Durojaiye, vice president and dean of Miami University Regionals. “We hope to build a strong pipeline that crosses the river and gives Kentucky students access to a Miami University degree."

Administered by EAB – the Education Advisory Board – the Moon Shot for Equity initiative is designed to remove barriers and create solutions focused on reducing equity gaps in higher education by 2030. Joining Miami in the initiative are Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Gateway Community and Technical College, and Northern Kentucky University.