Regents’ Briefing on Transfer Issues in the

Montana University System

March 3, 2003



I.          Background and Findings on transfer in the MUS


            A.         Transfer Audit Findings – Deputy Joyce Scott


            B.         Surveys of Transfer Students in the MUS – Provost Lois Muir, UM-M


            C.         Transfer Policy Audit – Transfer Advisor Brenda Hanson, FVCC


II.          Current Transfer Services


A.         The Transfer Process – Provost Lois Muir, UM-M

1.    Course Equivalency Guides & Updating, 1993-94 Course Transfer Guide – Director of Admissions and Records Karen Everett, MSU-Billings and Registrar Ed Johnson, Montana Tech, Joyce Scott

2.    Faculty Role in Evaluating Transfer Credit – Lois Muir and Vice Provost Joe Fedock, MSU-Bozeman

3.    Accreditation & Transfer –Joe Fedock, MSU-Bozeman

4.    Posting Credit to Transcripts – Ed Johnson


B.         MSU On-line Course Match Demonstration –Karen Everett, MSU-Billings


III.         Transfer Steering Committee Report


A.         100/200-Level Steering Committee – Professor John Amend, MSU-Bozeman


B.        Case Study of Curriculum – Chemistry – John Amend


C.        Transfer Information System – John Amend, Database Administrator Kevin Turner

1.    Description

2.    Staffing, Technical and Fiscal Requirements – Kevin Turner


D.         Other Steering Committee Actions

1.    Policy Revisions – 301.5. 301.10, 301.14

2.    General Education Core Update

3.    Transfer Student Feedback Report – Brenda Hanson, Karen Everett

4.    Policy Audit to MACRAO for Policy Alignment


IV.        Closing Remarks