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CHE to present with Universal Transfer Explorer project partners at national higher education convention

Tue, 04/30/2024

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has been selected to present on an innovative transfer and articulation project at the 2024 State Higher Education Executive Officer’s Conference this August in Washington, D.C. Kristin Brooks, Ed.D., CHE Senior College Completion Manager, will join representatives from partner organization Ithaka S + R, Connecticut and Washington to present on the creation and implementation of a pilot universal credit transfer portal.

The title of the presentation is “Universal Credit Transfer Explorer: States Collaborating to Open the Black Box of Credit Mobility.”

The CHE announced in February that South Carolina is joining Connecticut and Washington in the two-year “Universal Transfer Explorer” pilot with Ithaka S + R: five public institutions across the state are part of the initial cohort for the first two years of the Transfer Explorer platform’s implementation. Promoting transfer excellence has become a key priority of the CHE in recent years. In 2021, the CHE partnered with the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and the SHEEO to facilitate a statewide task force of transfer experts from public, technical, and independent institutions to increase excellence in state systems of transfer across all sectors of post-secondary education. This task force released a detailed transfer and articulation action plan in February of 2023, and the General Assembly endorsed its recommendations in Proviso 117.135, which directed the CHE, the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS), and the public colleges and universities to implement the SC Transfer Task Force’s Action Plan recommendations by April 30, 2024.

The CHE has also facilitated the formation of the South Carolina Transfer Council, comprised of a Leadership Team and four working groups that are charged with implementation of the action plan recommendations. In addition to the work of the Transfer Council, the CHE has facilitated two Transfer Excellence Convenings in 2023 to further advance the work, with a third event planned for October 2024.

The SHEEO conference highlights crucial issues and policy considerations that states address to build and sustain excellent systems of higher education. This conference is intended for SHEEO state agency executives, leaders from national higher education policy organizations, institutions, state and federal government, and vendors.

Additional information on CHE initiatives to improve transfer and articulation in South Carolina is available at