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Universal Standards in Collegiate Course Numbering

I need help trying to figure out some of the pro or con position regarding the issue of standardizing course numbers in higher education or in a global corporate university. Also, gather, evaluate, and organize factual, accurate evidence from different sources that supports the pro or con position. Present evidence that effectively supports the position, including facts, statistics, relevant examples, expert opinions, laws, court decisions, costs, or any other sources that provide supporting information for the opinions. Provide opinions that are supported by evidence and develop statements that are supported by facts.

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Some pros of standardizing course numbers:

1. standardization should make transfers from one institution to another much simpler, whether from one four year program to another, or from a junior college to a four year college.

2. Standardization would making pricing more competitive. If X university charges $1, 800 for a 001 course and Y university in the next town charges $1,500, students might selection university Y. This is a benefit to students, as they will be able to get the best value for their money.

3. standardization might make the task of job seeking and hiring easier. Many courses that include the same subject manner use different names. This ...

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This document discusses the pros and cons of the United States adopting a universal course numbering system which will be utilized throughout the collegiate course population. The discussion includes an analysis of the benefit of ease in transferring from one higher education institution to another and the challenge that may occur when a new course or one that differs from others within a specific subject or specialty cannot be transferred.

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