Harding, ASU-Beebe Sign Memorandum of Understanding


Harding, ASU-Beebe Sign Memorandum of Understanding
From left, W. Richard Counts, associate vice chancellor of academics at ASU-Beebe; Jason Goodner, chief academic officer at ASU-Beebe; Bruce McLarty, president at Harding University; and Marty Spears, provost and  chief academic officer at Harding University sign the MOU on Friday at Harding.   (Jeff Montgomery)

Harding University and Arkansas State University at Beebe signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday at Harding University, expanding academic offerings for students of both schools and across White County. 

The signing of the MOU formalizes and expands the existing cooperation between the two schools and streamlines the enrollment and course transfer process for students between the two universities, according to a news release.

The MOU, effective Fall 2019, will expand educational access for ASU-Beebe students by providing pathways for students who are enrolled in a two-year program to transfer seamlessly to a four-year program at Harding. 

New 2+2 affiliation agreements are already being developed under the MOU to connect existing programs of study, and the institutions are discussing adding new programs made feasible through their combined resources. 

The agreement will also benefit students participating in existing programs, such as Harding’s ROTC program offered under ASU-Beebe’s A-State Red Wolf Battalion, as well as those concurrently enrolled at ASU-Beebe and Harding. 

Students will have more options and courses to meet their schedule needs or degree requirements, and, in time, will have a seamless billing and articulation process. 

Concurrently enrolled students can take advantage of amenities and activities on both campuses as well.