The Forge Institute and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are deepening their partnership, establishing a Teaching Articulation Agreement to support increased cybersecurity talent development.
Under the articulation agreement, UA Little Rock will recognize certain Forge Institute professional development courses, allowing students to receive academic credit course hours for these classes. These hours will count toward computer science and cybersecurity bachelor’s degrees.
“We are excited to further expand our partnership with Professor Philip Huff, Dr. Al Baker, Dr. Erin Finzer and the team at UA Little Rock,” Forge Institute chairman and CEO Lee Watson said in a statement. This rather unique relationship will further cement Arkansas as a leader in cybersecurity and help provide the skilled talent pipeline required by the private and public sector employers.”
The first Forge Institute course that will be covered under the articulation agreement is the IT/Cyber Fundamentals course. Students who complete the course will be allowed to receive three credit hours in the Computer Science CSEC 1310 Intro to Cybersecurity course.
UA Little Rock and the Forge Institute, along with the University of Arkansas, recently announced an applied research partnership to support applied research on national defense and cybersecurity projects.