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K-State Today

March 26, 2013



Pfortmiller presents 2+2 partnership model at continuing education conference

By Rosanna Vail

Jennifer Pfortmiller, affiliate site manager for the Division of Continuing Education, presented “The Kansas 2+2 community college/university partnership model” at the Association for Continuing Higher Education’s Great Plains region conference March 7-8 in Manhattan.

The panel presentation also included Kansas community college administrators, including: Sherry Farrell, director of outreach, Seward County Community College/Area Technical School; Travis Githens, associate vice president for career and technical education, Independence Community College; Marvin Hunt, dean of business and continuing education, Kansas City Kansas Community College; and Elaine Simmons, dean of workforce training and community education, Barton Community College.

The presentation included university and community college partners’ perspectives on the development process, successes, challenges and lessons learned during the development of 2+2 agreements and degree maps. These maps outline how students across the state can complete an associate degree as well as access a bachelor’s degree completion program through K-State without relocating to the university campus, creating a win/win/win for the student, community college and K-State.