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January 29, 2014

NSU, CASC enter into Reverse Transfer Agreement

TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University and Carl Albert State College will come together Thursday, Jan. 30 at the NSU–Tahlequah campus at 12:45 p.m. in the Morgan Room on the third floor of the University Center for the signing of their newest academic agreements.

The two institutions of higher education have collaborated in an effort that can be extremely beneficial to CASC students looking to attend NSU.

The agreement that CASC President Garry Ivey and NSU President Steve Turner will be signing is what is known as a Reverse Transfer Agreement.

A Reverse Transfer allows both currently enrolled NSU students, as well as potential students, to transfer the credits they obtained from NSU back to CASC in order to complete CASC’s requirements for an associate degree.

Each institution would allow employees to access directory information of students who are eligible for the associate degree completion program, while maintaining the confidentiality requirements under the FERPA Act.

NSU will provide a list to CASC of all former students who have transferred to NSU since the previous semester. Staff at CASC will then have an opportunity to contact these students with the purpose of explaining this agreement and see if they are interested in participating.

Students will be responsible for initializing all transcript requests for submission to CASC, at which point CASC personnel will determine if students are eligible for the associate degree. There will be trained employees on each campus to assist students complete the process.

NSU will provide instructions for requesting transcripts for submission to CASC at the end of every semester. Once semester grades post, the credit for the NSU class can be posted to the student’s official CASC transcript. Connors will then conduct a degree audit – students who meet all degree requirements will be eligible to receive an associate degree from CASC.

Each institution will maintain the integrity of their separate programs and enter into this agreement as equal partners.

This agreement will become effective once Chief Academic Officers for each institution have signed the agreement. The approval will come from Turner and Ivey, and will commence immediately thereafter.

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What to you think of a state Legislature proposal to forbid cities from raising the minimum wage? Choose the closest to your opinion.

The federal government should set the minimum wage across the board.
States should be allowed to raise their minimum wages, but not cities.
Both states and cities should be allowed to raise their minimum wages.
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