Quality Collaboratives (QC) Case Study: Enhancing Partnerships Between Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana and IUPUI
QC Dyad: Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana & Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Contact: Kathy Johnson, interim executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer & Mel Wininger, senior lecturer in English (both of IUPUI)
Ivy Tech Community College’s Central Indiana campus is situated just 2.4 miles north of Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and the distance is readily navigable by bus or bicycle. For the past five years, about six hundred Ivy Tech students have transferred to IUPUI each fall on average. A shared “Passport Office” supports students on both campuses with academic advising and other student support services intended to facilitate students’ co-enrollment and transfer across our two campuses. Despite our collective efforts to facilitate the academic and social integration of students as they navigate to four-year degree programs, both campuses had paid considerably less attention to cultivating faculty networks which would help to ensure that our curricula were sufficiently aligned to foster academic success at IUPUI. We saw the Quality Collaboratives project as a perfect mechanism for helping to address this situation, and jumped at the opportunity to become involved.
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