The Credit When It’s Due (CWID) initiative is a national grant program designed to facilitate the implementation and improve the process of “reverse transfer” degree programs. As explained in the CWID grant announcement, “The initiative is designed to encourage partnerships of community colleges and universities to significantly expand programs that award associate degrees to transfer students when the student complete the requirements for the associate degree while pursuing a bachelor’s degree.”
CWID represents a joint venture of several foundations: Lumina Foundation for Education, The Kresge Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA Funds, and Helios Foundation. The following twelve states were awarded CWID grants: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oregon.
Lumina Foundation and the Gates Foundation are supporting OCCRL to conduct the research for the CWID initiative. OCCRL’s research is OCCRL’s research design consists of three related studies: Baseline Study, Policy Implementation and Data Capacity Study, and Cohort Study. As the CWID research progresses, OCCRL will release a series of interim reports and products that will be available on this web page.
OCCRL Blogs and Newsletter Articles
- “The Potential Value of a Reverse Transfer Associate Degree: Diverse Values and Perspectives”
Written by Jason L. Taylor | May, 2013
- “Do We Need a National Dialogue on ‘Reverse Transfer’?”
Written by Debra D. Bragg | March 28, 2013