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Liaison Advisory Committee on Transfer Students (LACTS) records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 1/4/4

Scope and Content

This collection (1972-2009) contains agendas of meetings, correspondence between Iowa community colleges, LACTS meeting minutes, reports and agreements with community colleges and acceptable transfer credits between each community college and each Regent University. The seven statewide agreements between the community colleges and the Regent Universities include: Associate of Arts Articulation Agreement, Vocational-Technical Credit Agreement, Common Grading Symbols and Definitions Agreement, Credit by Examination Agreement, Electronics/Electronics-Based Technology Agreement, Military Credit Agreement and International Student Academic Credential Evaluation Agreement.

Dates

  • 1972-2009

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

In the 1960s, the Iowa Board of Regents and the Iowa community college system recognized a need to provide a smooth transition for students transferring from community colleges to the Iowa State Board of Regents Universities. The Liaison Advisory Committee on Transfer Students (LACTS), composed of representatives from Iowa’s community colleges and public universities, was formed in 1972 to fill this role.



Approximately 10,000 students transfer annually (as of 2009) from Iowa’s community colleges to the public universities (consisting of the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa). Through the development of eight statewide agreements, LACTS helps students carefully plan out their time at their respective community college. LACTS provides community college students with resources to keep them informed on transfer credit policies and to build relationships with Regents University advisors. In conjunction, LACTS also develops specific agreements between institutions of higher education and coordinates how the credits will be accepted to meet degree requirements.

Extent

1.68 Linear Feet (4 document boxes)

Abstract

The Liaison Advisory Committee on Transfer Students (LACTS), composed of representatives from Iowa’s community colleges and public universities, was formed in 1972. LACTS helps students with transfer credit policies, and they create specific agreements between institutions of higher education to coordinate how the credits are accepted to meet degree requirements. This collection (1972-2009) contains agendas of meetings, correspondence between Iowa community colleges, LACTS meeting minutes, reports and agreements with community colleges and acceptable transfer credits between each community college and each Regent University.

Arrangement

The collection is organized chronologically through LACTS Agenda, Correspondence, Minutes and Reports. It is followed by a folder on Transferable Credits which is not chronological.

Title
RS 1/4/4. Liaison Advisory Committee on Transfer Students (LACTS) records, 1972-2009
Date
February 6, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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