The Office of Collaborative Partnership and Distance Education is responsible for creating partnerships between international and domestic universities and colleges. It is also responsible for creating pathways for undergraduate students, where students can successfully articulate their credit hours from community colleges to Auburn University at Montgomery and matriculate with a four year degree in the shortest period of time. Thus, the office also works with the local and surrounding colleges to form partnerships so students can transfer their community college credit hours, concurrently take classes at AUM and take their credits back to the community college(reverse transfer) and get an Associates degree from their respective colleges.
Auburn University at Montgomery supports the statewide initiative started by Articulation and General Studies Committee (AGSC), established in 1994, Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS) and recently by Complete College America (CCA).
- Permit flexibility to institutions to offer specific courses that will enable students to fulfill their general studies requirements.
- Avoid increasing credit hour requirements for completion of baccalaureate degrees by institutions.
- Develop the credit hour distribution requirements rather than specific course requirements.
- Achieve a balance between general studies requirements and pre-professional or pre-major studies.
- Faculty committees will be responsible for course/template specifications, review, and approval/ratification.
All public institutions of higher education who receive state funding must adhere to the statewide transfer policy set forth by the AGSC.
“STARS is a web-accessible database system which provides guidance and direction for prospective transfer students in the State of Alabama”. The system provides students a tool to create their own map for success guide for success depending upon what area of study they choose. Which results in:
- Credit transfers results in savings of time and money
- 2 year college courses are better aligned to the AGSC requirements
- 4 year institutions are more familiar with courses from various majors
- 4 year institutions receive a list of prospective students each month
- Students can see which institutions have transfer agreements
Some of the initiatives that AUM is undertaking is based on the directions provided by Complete College America (CCA). For example:
- Promote pathways that boost student success
- Improve College Completion Rate
- Reduce time and Credits to degree
- Encourage students to take 30 credits per year
- Implement special financial policies for students who take 15 credit hours per semester.
- Let students take gateway courses that are aligned with major requirements
- Allow students to take co-requisite courses concurrently as a just-in-time academic support instead of prerequisite courses.
- Meet with advisors regularly
- Include at least 9 credit hours from the selected content area/major/meta major in the first year.
- Advisors provide semester – by – semester academic maps.
- Provide incentive scholarships to returning adult students
- Give credit for experiential or prior learning.
AUM Community College Partners
Auburn University at Montgomery is pleased to work with community colleges across the state to ease the transition from community college to university studies. AUM's community college partners have signed articulation agreements that allows students to transfer the maximum number of credits possible. AUM seeks to partner with more institutions to gain greater flexibility for students in transferring colleges and credits.
For information on how your institution can participate, please complete the form below.
Current Community College Partners include:
AUM School District Partners
Auburn University at Montgomery's local initiatives focus on the local community, its educational institutions and increasing the exposure of college and university studies to high school upper-classman.
Dual Enrollment is available to junior and senior high school students through online and on-campus offerings. Class schedules for dual enrollment participants are available. The AUM goal is to provide a college experience and potentially college credit while students are in high school. This initiative builds confidence in their abilities at the next level of education and still have the support network of their high school faculty, friends and family.
Current School District Partners include:
International Partner Colleges and Universities
As part of AUM's international initiatives, we are invested in establishing and growing mutually beneficial partnerships with universities across the globe. Such partnerships are formed in an effort to diversify educational program offerings and provide our students with a well-rounded education from a global perspective.
Current International Partners include: