Agreement signed between Texas A&M-Texarkana and UACCH | Schools
Students at the University of Arkansas Community College in Hope and Texas A&M University - Texarkana now have more educational choices.
The two schools signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding Monday morning. With it, students will have an easier time taking classes at both colleges.
With the Memorandum of Understanding, the schools' objectives are:
- To transition qualified students from UACCH to A&M-Texarkana and from A&M-Texarkana back to UACCH to promote the completion of the Associates Degree at UACCH.
- To ensure, through clear communication, the efficient and orderly movement of students from UACCH to A&M-Texarkana, while promoting continuous advancement in learning.
- To provide specific advisement for all students at UACCH who intend to pursue a degree at A&M-Texarkana.
- To establish academic and administrative coordination between UACCH and A&M-Texarkana and the exchange of evaluative information on the outcomes of the program, with the goal of continuous improvement.
Furthermore, the MOU will enable UACCH and A&M-Texarkana to jointly facilitate and support consultation and collaboration between their facilities related to the agreement, general education, degree requirements and other academic matters.
The intent of the MOU is to encourage completion of the Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees. It will encourage UACCH students to complete an associate degree under the terms of the agreement after transfer to A&M-Texarkana.
Officials representing both institutions are very pleased to have an opportunity to work together on this agreement. “UACCH is one of Arkansas’ fastest growing colleges and prides itself on the quality, student focused education it provides,” says Chancellor Thomason. “We consider A&M-Texarkana as one of our partners and we are looking forward to working the university to the benefit of our students.” “Texas A&M University-Texarkana is honored to work with our friends at UACCH to provide an affordable new pathway for their students to complete their bachelors and advanced degrees in an exciting new campus environment, says Dr. McFarland.”
A&M-Texarkana is located on a newly developed 375 acre tract of land on the city’s north side near Bringle Lake. The university has a current enrollment of around 2000 students and offers a variety of degree programs under the umbrella of three colleges: College of Business, College of Education and Liberal Arts and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The university opened its first residence hall in August 2011. A&M-Texarkana is a proud member of The Texas A&M University System.
The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope was founded in 1965 as Red River Vocational-Technical School. In 1991 it was renamed Red River Technical College. In 1996 it became a division of the University of Arkansas System and was renamed the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope. The college opened a second branch campus earlier this year in Texarkana, Arkansas near the Four States Fairgrounds. The mission of UACCH is to connect students and community partners to quality education and supports a culture of academic, occupational, personal growth and enrichment programs throughout Southwest Arkansas.
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