Initiate a New Articulation Agreement
An articulation agreement is a contract between two educational entities, detailing the goals and responsibilities for the development and oversight of academic transfer pathways and other articulation-related activities. It is based on the applicable laws, regulations, and accrediting agency guidelines. An articulation agreement helps ensure that courses successfully completed at one institution will be accepted at the receiving institution. In general, the university will develop one articulation agreement with each partner institution, then individual articulation plans and transfer guides for each of the academic programs to detail the applicable courses and responsibilities of the academic units.
Established Articulation Agreements
UTEP has established Articulation Agreements with the following institutions:
General Articulation Agreement
Consortium for Advancing Baccalaureate Nursing Education in Texas (CABNET)
Alvin Community College
College of Mainland
Del Mar College
El Paso Community College
Kilgore College North Central Texas College
Lamar State College
Lone Star College
Northeastern University College of Professional Studies
South Plains College
Southwestern Texas Junior College
Trinity Valley Community College
Wharton County College
Expand list of existing articulation agreements
Proposal and Approval Process
A request to develop an articulation agreement may be initiated by either an internal or external partner.
- Internally Initiated- Articulation agreements may be initiated by UTEP faculty or program administrators.
- Externally Initiated- Articulation agreements may originate from partner institution academic departments or administrative offices.
- Prior to initiating a new articulation agreement, faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the Transfer Articulation team at email@example.com or (915) 747-5725 to discuss the requirements and approval process.
- The Transfer Articulation Team will help coordinate meetings with the appropriate individuals/offices to communicate the request, gain added value, and determine a timeline for completion. Meetings may include representation from the Director of Academic Reports and Curriculum, Transfer Coordinator, academic chairs, faculty, program directors, and partner institution’s curriculum and articulation agreements office or other representatives.
- With the help of the Transfer Articulation Team and the appropriate partner institution academic representative(s), draft the articulation agreement.
- The first draft is reviewed by UTEP faculty/staff and faculty/staff at the partner institution.
- Subsequent drafts are revised and reviewed until parties at both institutions reach agreement. (Note: The articulation agreement should remain unsigned and in Word document format at this step of the process.)
- Complete, sign, and submit the Academic Agreement Approval Form via email to the Director of Academic Pathways and Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Director of Academic Pathways and Engagement will route the Academic Agreement Approval Form and the draft articulation agreement to the Academic Agreements Coordinator for review by the Office of Legal Affairs. Please allow 2 to 6 weeks for feedback or approval.
- Changes to the draft agreement will be marked in Word Track Changes.
- Forward the changes to the partner institution for their review and approval.
- Subsequent changes by the partner intuition should be documented using Word Track Changes and returned to the Director for Academic Pathways and Engagement at email@example.com.
- The Director for Academic Pathways and Engagement will return the revised agreement to the Academic Agreements Coordinator for review and final approval. This step may be repeated multiple times until negotiation is reached.
- The articulation agreement draft should remain unsigned and in Word document format at this step of the process.
- Following the approval, two copies of the final agreement will be provided to the agreement initiator to obtain signatures from the partner institution.
- The partner institution will sign first and the UTEP President, or designee, will sign last.
- The Office of the Provost will keep an original copy of the fully executed agreement.
- The agreement initiator will return the other signed copy to the partner institution.
- Following obtaining the appropriate signatures, notification of the newly approved articulation agreement will be sent by the Office of the Provost to: Deans, Academic Advising Center leadership and transfer representatives, Office of Admissions and Recruitment, and University Communications.
- The articulation agreement is posted on online.