As a demonstration of its continued commitment to degree completion, OSU Institute of Technology is hosting Articulation Day on May 28, an event that will lead to more students having a direct path to a baccalaureate degree.
Representatives from six universities, including OSUIT, will be on hand to sign articulation agreements that will start the process of aligning coursework so the credits earned by OSUIT students will transfer seamlessly to any of the four-year institutions
The Articulation Day event is at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 28 in the Student Union on the OSUIT campus, 1801 E. 4th St., in Okmulgee. Cake and refreshments will follow the presentation. The participating universities will also hold a college fair in the student union for current OSUIT students.
The institutions taking part in Articulation Day include OSUIT, Langston University, Mid America Christian University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University and St. Gregory’s University.
This event is just the latest for OSUIT, which already has articulation agreements with OSU Stillwater, OSU Tulsa and Rogers State University.
“The era of universities competing with each other over the number of enrollments and graduates is coming to an end,” said OSUIT President Dr. Bill R. Path. “Now, institutions have to partner and work together if there’s going to be any hope of increasing the number of Oklahomans with a college degree. We all have to see the bigger picture.”
Dr. Debbie Blanke, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, said Oklahoma leads the way in degree completion programs including Reach Higher, which targets adults, and Oklahoma’s Promise, aimed at high school and college-age students.
“As a Complete College America state, Gov. Mary Fallin has challenged institutions to produce more degree holders in Oklahoma,” said Blanke. “OSUIT’s partnership with public and private universities is an innovative way to encourage students to finish what they started, meet our state degree completion goals and improve the economic opportunities for many Oklahomans.”