WWU, MACC sign agreement for business, social work
|4/19/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
William Woods University and Moberly Area Community College are combining forces to better serve students.
The institutions have signed articulation agreements in business and social work. Under both agreements, students from MACC will complete an associate of the arts program, and then transfer to WWU to complete a bachelor's degree.
The articulation agreement for business majors was originally drafted by the institutions in 2008, but has been updated and re-signed by both parties. The agreement outlines a plan of study for all four years and provides students with the option of taking a fifth year at WWU to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
The program of study developed at MACC for social work transfer students includes some courses in the major, as well as all general education requirements.
"We have worked hard to arrange our social work courses into a two-year plan to allow transfer students the opportunity to begin their junior year directly in the social work program," Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, WWU social work program director, said.
"Over the next four semesters, they will take courses with all other social work students and will learn a variety of theories, skills and models of intervention to prepare them for their 500- hour senior year field practicum within a social service agency."
She added, "We have had great success with the transfer students from Moberly, and all have graduated with a BSW in two years from WWU."
Both institutions have agreed to provide student support services in such areas as admissions, academic advising, library access and technical support. The agreement will go into effect in the fall of 2012.
"I am particularly excited about these agreements because more WWU students have transferred courses from MACC since 2008 than from any other institution," said Dr. Tom Frankman, associate dean of academic services at WWU.
Moberly Area Community College, which has campuses spread throughout Missouri, has an overall enrollment of about 5,000 students. Their mission as an institution of higher learning is to provide the academic, technical and support services their students need to lead successful lives.
"MACC has numerous articulation and transfer agreements in place with four-year institutions. These agreements are beneficial to our students in that students can be assured that they are completing courses that will work best in their four-year degree," said Dr. Paula Glover, dean of academic affairs at MACC.
"For students who wish to stay in the region to complete their bachelor's degree, WWU is conveniently located for students attending our Mexico and Columbia sites," Glover said.
More information about both transfer agreements including a course outline for all four years can be found on the William Woods University website under the admissions tab.