In September 2011, San Antonio College and Sul Ross State University (SRSU) were
awarded a Title V STEM grant, titled Adelante
Tejas. A component of the grant
included the development of an institutional articulation agreement that would
facilitate the seamless transfer of students from SAC to SRSU and would include
at least nine discipline-specific articulated agreements, sometimes called
Several instruments that would assist in the
transfer process are being discussed to include in the articulation agreement.
A consortium agreement would allow students to receive credit for hours
enrolled at SAC to be included in their financial aid package from SRSU each
semester they are co-enrolled. In
addition, a joint admissions agreement would allow SAC students to receive
academic and financial advising through web-conferencing from SRSU staff before
officially accepted to SRSU.
In October 2012,
SRSU faculty visited SAC faculty to further discuss articulation activities in
various disciplines. A potential outcome of these activities include the
opportunity for SAC students accepted to SRSU to complete a BS in Biology via
distance learning, the articulation of sixteen lower-division geology hours transferrable to SRSU’s BS in Geology with Geographical Information
Systems serving as a minor for both baccalaureates. A draft for a transfer
guide in Mathematics has already been developed and forwarded for approval from
mentioned discipline-specific articulation agreements and the institutional
articulation agreement should be completed by Spring 2013. The final six
agreements are expected to be completed by 2015.