A2B programs were designed for adults who have completed a technical or vocational associate’s degree that normally doesn’t transfer well to a bachelor’s degree program.
BW Selected for Degree Qualifications Profile Consortium
Participation in this consortium will allow BW and its two-year partner institutions to discuss ways to expand opportunities for transfer students with associate’s degrees to succeed in bachelor-degree completion programs.
With more than 80 applications from independent colleges and universities, the DQP Consortium will explore how Lumina Foundation’s Degree Qualification Profile can ensure quality academic programs and increase clarity in student learning outcomes.
An individual campus project will focus on BW’s Associate to Bachelor (A2B) degree programs, which are designed to provide students who hold an associate’s degree a streamlined path towards attaining a baccalaureate degree. This project will measure growth within the areas of the Degree Qualifications Profile as students’ transition from the associate’s level to finish their degree at Baldwin Wallace.
At BW, this will include a study of the success of A2B students in terms of performance and timeliness of degree attainment. The consortium will help ensure that students who elect the A2B route at BW complete their degrees in the same amount of time and with the same competencies as students who complete their entire degree at BW.
The results of this initiative will serve as a model for other independent colleges looking for ways to partner with their public counterparts to maximize the learning experience and bachelor’s degree attainment.