Implementing Reverse Transfer in Ohio: A Case Study
Author(s): Jason L. Taylor
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In 2012, 12 states were awarded a grant to develop and implement reverse credit transfer programs as part of the Credit When It's Due (CWID) initiative, and three additional states joined the initiative in late 2013. This chapter reports the experience of reverse implementation and initial outcomes in Ohio through the CWID grant. To contextualize Ohio's experience, the chapter begins with a brief summary of the literature on transfer students and state transfer policy and is followed by a description of the CWID initiative. A presentation of the primary implementation strategies used to develop and implement reverse transfer policy under the CWID grant follows, along with an analysis of the five dimensions of reverse transfer implementation to report how implementation works in Ohio. The chapter ends with a description of initial results from implementation efforts and a discussion of successes and challenges in Ohio.