On July 30, officials from WMU, the College of Health and Human Services and the School of Social Work met with representatives of Kellogg Community College to sign an articulation agreement. The new agreement provides a clearly articulated pathway for graduates of KCC's human services associate degree into WMU's Bachelor of Social Work program.
This agreement is an extension of a major transfer agreement which was signed by the two institutions in May 2018. That agreement included a number of programs at KCC and WMU, including the B.S.N. program in the Bronson School of Nursing.
"This is part of an ongoing conversation about how these two institutions can deepen our relationship and best support our students," says Dr. Ron Cisler, dean of the College of Health and Human Services. "We can do more to help students in their quest to find meaningful careers in social work and other health care and human service fields."
Part of the conversation focused on ways to adjust academic advising at the two institutions to ensure a seamless transfer. Those conversations continue, as do other conversations about strengthening the relationship between Kellogg Community College and Western Michigan University.