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Board of Trustees approves plan to make transferring easier (Released: 5/10/96)

by Thomas Becher, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees today unanimously approved a plan that would make it easier for students to earn and transfer credits among the state's public higher education systems.

As part of a cooperative agreement between UConn, the Connecticut state university system and community-technical colleges, the statewide core curriculum would provide students with a defined number of credits in specified course categories that are fully transferrable and would count toward graduation requirements at any of the institutions.

The core curriculum would improve coordination among the systems and provide better service to students, said UConn Chancellor Mark Emmert.

"We're trying to increase common core courses in the state and make transferring easier," he said.

"This will commit us to be as flexible as possible in evaluating transfer credits," added Judith Meyer, the associate provost.

Implementation of the program will begin in September upon approval by the community-technical colleges. The state university system already has approved the plan.

"This is a direct service to every student in Connecticut," said Trustee Louise Berry.

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