You’re Invited: Transfer Pathways

Discipline Stakeholder Meetings for Last Set of Pathways

Who’s a discipline stakeholder?  Faculty, counselors, advisors, registrars, administration – anyone who has an interest in the associate degree curriculum pathways being created by Transfer Pathways Teams this spring.  All those interested in a pathway (or two) should attend to hear from the teams about their draft of the pathway, how they developed the pathway, and what it will mean for students, faculty, advisors, and others.

It is important to the teams that they get a chance to answer your questions about the draft pathways, and to hear your suggestions and ideas for improvement, as well as for how to ensure successful implementation of the pathways statewide.

Register | Read | Participate | Provide Feedback

By March 24 Register to attend a Discipline Stakeholder Meeting
(in-person or online). Details at
March 23 Read the Draft Pathways online
Participate in Discipline Stakeholder Meetings (Registration Required)
M, March 27, Anoka Ramsey 9:00 – 11:30:  Political Science

12:00  – 2:30:  Art

3:00 – 5:30:  Addiction Studies  Suspended

T, March 28, Anoka Ramsey 9:00 – 11:30:  English

12:00  – 2:30:  Communication Arts and Literature Education

3:00 – 5:30:  Health/PE for Teaching  Suspended

W, March 29, Anoka Ramsey 10:00 – 12:30  Special Education

1:00 – 3:30  Management Information Systems

Th, March 30, Anoka Ramsey 9:00 – 11:30:  History

12:00  – 2:30:  Spanish

3:00 – 5:30:  Accounting

F, March 31, Normandale 9:00 – 11:30:  Mass Communication

12:00  – 2:30:  Criminal Justice – Corrections

3:00 – 5:30:  Engineering

Mar 26 – April 19 Complete a survey available at

Approved Pathways

Final Transfer Pathways can be found on the Transfer Pathways website as they are approved.  You will also find the pathways in a new format which we hope will be easier to work with.  Each pathway will also have a crosswalk document that will help you plan your curriculum and programs.

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement
  • Economics
  • Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

Updates on Implementation

The first Transfer Pathway degrees have been approved!  Campuses are developing degrees in the first pathways which were approved in May 2016 (Biology, Business, Psychology, and Theater).  Programs have recently been approved at Century, Lake Superior, Minnesota State College Southeast, Normandale, and South Central.

Campus Implementation Toolkit Version 2.0:  This resource has sections on Curriculum Revision and Development Processes, Advising Tasks, and Updating ISRS and DARS.  We have delayed the release as we are reworking some of the processes for program approval and DARS encoding.

What’s new in version 2.0?

  • Degree names will now be [Discipline] Transfer Pathway
  • Degree types will be AA, AS, or AFA (no “- P”)
  • Program Description changed:

The [Discipline] Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an [Associate of Science] degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated [Discipline] bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to guarantee junior-year status to students who have been admitted to one of the seven Minnesota State universities. There, students can complete their bachelor’s degree by earning 60 additional credits.

  • Revised statement regarding existing AS degrees so that campuses may retain a current AS that is significantly different from the pathway
  • Replaced the term “competencies” with “learning outcomes”
  • Expanded the section for updating ISRS including prescribing codes for majors and other fields

Contact Us!

TPCT Co-chairs:  Gregg Marg, and Glenn Merrick,

Lynda Milne, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs,

Brenda Lyseng, Transfer Pathways Project Manager,

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