Clark State College has been selected to participate in the Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts, a grant-funded project supported by The Teagle Foundation and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
This new project will bring together 14 independent colleges and universities and 10 community colleges in Ohio to establish three pathways to a baccalaureate degree in English, psychology, and biology for students at community colleges.
“The opportunity for Clark State College to be one of the 10 community colleges in Ohio selected to participate in this Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts, is definitely a step in the right direction,” said Dr. Tiffany Hunter, Provost and vice president of academic affairs at Clark State. “This transfer pathway will provide a seamless pathway for our students to transfer to the participating private colleges in universities in Ohio as they pursue bachelor's degrees in English, Psychology, and Biology.”
The Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts will build on a solid foundation for community college transfer in the state of Ohio.
“A strength of the transfer landscape in Ohio is the commitment of community colleges to helping their students transition to baccalaureate degrees and the many individual partnerships and articulation agreements they have forged with independent colleges and universities to achieve this goal,” said Winnie Gerhardt, project director.
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) will draw on the existing relationships and mutual trust between participating institutions to design clear, consistent pathways to a baccalaureate degree at any of the institutions in the Consortium. The Consortium will address some of the most challenging barriers faced by community college students transferring to four-year colleges and universities, including a lack of comprehensive advising and credit loss in the transition between institutions.
Clark State’s commitment to participate in this consortium will be effective for the 2021–2022, 2022–2023, and 2023–2024 academic years.
“We look forward to promoting this partnership to our students and making their transition to select private 4-year colleges and universities a seamless process,” said Hunter.