Important Policy Changes

Transferability of CT Designation

Per the 2017-18 UG catalog (p. 88), CT credits must be earned at Marshall. There is one exception to this policy.

  • Per an agreement with Mountwest Community and Technical College, the MCTC course PSYC 200 (CT) transfers to Marshall as PSY 201 (CT). This course equivalency automatically appears in MU transcripts and in Degree Works; no exceptions, substitutions, or further action by college offices are required.
  • Background: MCTC instructors are being trained in the CT pedagogy by the MU Center for Teaching and Learning. The MCTC course has been revised to include the CT outcomes, and MCTC will submit student artifacts to the MU Office of Assessment and Quality Initiatives in order to complete the feedback loop and ensure consistency, quality, and transferability.
  • Breadth of exception: This policy exception is only for a single course from a single institution (MCTC). It is also important to note that this isn’t a blanket exception, even for MCTC. Only students who took the course since the pilot started (Fall 2016) will be able to transfer the CT credit to Marshall. Students who took PSY at MCTC before Fall 2016 will not show the designation on their MU transcript because the course had not yet been revised at that point. The general policy still stands: transferred courses generally do not bring designations/attributes with them (WI, CT).
  • Future plans: We started with MCTC because they are the institution from which the majority of our transfers come from. Other CTCs will be approached over time.

Second Baccalaureate Degree (change is reflected in the 2016-2017 catalog and following)

  • An applicant who wishes to pursue a second baccalaureate degree after completion of the first degree may earn another baccalaureate degree by:
    • Completing all of the major and minor requirements for the desired degree, including the Core Curriculum.
    • Completing a minimum of 30 additional hours beyond the 120 minimum hours required for the first after receipt of a baccalaureate degree.
    • Meeting the minimum residency requirement of 24 credit hours.