www.mntransfer.org (20 institutions initially responded, we will follow up with others during Summer 2005).<br><br> 31 listserv questions/discussions have occurred since July 1, 2004. The listserv questions/discussions are posted as FAQs for transfer specialists on MnTransfer at http://www.mntransfer.org/TSInfo/faqs_ts.html . Provided state-level high school to college/universities coordination for Advanced Placement for Technology programs in Automotive Technology and Project Lead the way (pre-engineering and pre-engineering technology) 2 III.<br><br> Facilitate Accounting Course Review Project Accounting Transfer Project Report Bullets for Board of Directors 1. Two-fold purpose a. To encourage/facilitate effective transfer agreements and practices among state colleges and universities 4by improving clarity about accounting courses intended for transfer to four-year programs (i.e., in A.S.<br><br> programs) and about courses focused on immediate job skills (i.e., A.A.S. programs). b.<br><br> For students and transfer advisors: To improve the accessibility and clarity of information about transfer options and how to exercise them. 2. Focus on the two most common beginning accounting courses required for most baccalaureate business majors: Principles of Accounting I & II (aka Financial & Managerial Accounting).<br><br> 3. Key step was creation of course guidelines that were approved by each of the seven university accounting programs and used in the call for course equivalency proposals distributed to all of the state colleges. 4.<br><br> 37 course equivalency proposals were submitted by 17 colleges to the seven universities requiring 222 decisions by the seven reviewers. a. 182 (82%) of the proposal decisions were approvals.<br><br> b. Plus about half (19) of those not approved were associated with an approval of a variation on the proposal submitted. 5.<br><br> Newly approved course equivalencies will be recorded in the DARS/CAS database making that information available to all students and advisors. 6. Plans are underway for a second round of proposals and reviews during Fall 2005.<br><br> 7. The process developed may be applicable to other disciplines as well. IV.<br><br> Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) & Course Applicability System (CAS) 1. Conduct DARS & CAS Advanced Training and Troubleshooting 2. Conduct DARS Basic Encoding Training 3.<br><br> Conduct DARS Basic Transfer Articulation Training. 4. Conduct CAS Administrator Training 5.<br><br> Conduct CAS Advisor Training 6. Convene DARS User Group. 7.<br><br> Convene Annual DARS User Conference for MnSCU 8. Plan, develop & make available via the web, audio/video DARS & CAS training and CAS Demonstration 10. Offer Up North Open Lab 11.<br><br> Provide Help Desk services 12. Develop & implement plan to publicize and educate high school populations about CAS 13. Complete review & update of www.dars.mntransfer.org website 14.<br><br> Complete campus enhancement requests 15. Fix identified bugs in DARS 16. Troubleshoot server problems in CAS 17.<br><br> Submit bug fix and enhancement requests to Miami U if requiring software changes 3 19. Implement DARS Interactive Web Audit; develop & provide training & documentation 20. Refine & develop functionality of the mncas1 RightNow help site 23.<br><br> Create, announce, and transport DARS catalogs V. Future Program Collaboration and Transfer Work (FY06) 1. Facilitate the review of credit and student transfer issues and information, and provide recommendations for enhancement of credit and student transfer.<br><br> Provide oversight of high quality Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as originally developed and amended by the faculty collaborative process. 2. Provide assistance to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, on an on-going basis, to improve the MnTC.<br><br> 3. Perform transfer research activities to analyze transfer patterns and provide annual transfer reports (reports will be available in spring, 2006). 4.<br><br> www.mntransfer.org Update, on an ongoing basis, the MnSCU transfer and articulation website information. Provide support to users. Maintain contact list of institutional transfer specialists.<br><br> Publish What's New with Transfer newsletter. 5. Facilitate the MnSCU Transfer Specialist Network.<br><br> Facilitate an annual conference to strengthen the role of the MnSCU transfer specialists and enhance relationships among MnSCU, University of Minnesota, private colleges, and bordering colleges and universities transfer specialists. 6. Facilitate MnSCU transfer specialist training in: transfer legislation and policies, using www.mntransfer.org, campus transfer communications and processes, institutional and program accreditation, DARS/CAS/XML/ISRS integration, non- MnSCU credit, transcript evaluation and organizational planning.<br><br> 7. Facilitate follow-up activities for the discipline/department faculty groups to resolve system-wide transfer of credit and other issues. Continue current project in accounting.<br><br> 8. Participate in Academic & Student Affairs Policy and Procedure development process. 9.<br><br> Provide support to institutions and system regarding transfer and advanced placement for secondary to post secondary transitions in collaboration with system staff (Includes HS to college transfer, Tech Prep, automotive technology and Project Lead the Way). 10. Provide transfer support for military related initiatives e.g.<br><br> Guard Online. 11. Provide support regarding transfer to Minnesota Online.<br><br> Participate in completion of the academic systems, marketing, and e-student work plan activities and serve as a peer reviewer for MnOnline program/institution reviews.