Intersegmental Issues

Approval of Associate Degrees for Transfer That Include Courses Pending C-ID Approval

Whereas, Twenty-five of California’s 113 community colleges have been able to meet the legislative mandate to develop Associate Degrees for Transfer as required by California Education Code §66746(b), and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office requires that courses submitted for the Associate Degree for Transfer demonstrate approval from the California Course Identification Numbering (C-ID) System;

Whereas, C-ID course approval requires review by at least one discipline faculty member from both the California community colleges and the California State University;

California State University Quantitative Reasoning Task Force Report

Whereas, The Academic Senate of the California State University appointed a Quantitative Reasoning Task Force with broad representation from the California State University, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), the California Acceleration Project (CAP), and the University of California Office of the President to address fundamental questions regarding the prerequisite content of the California State University General Education B4 (CSU GE B4) and potential pre-requisite or co-requisite content for quantitative reasoning and mathematical competency (CSU GE B4);

Adoption of Statement on Competencies in the Natural Sciences

Whereas, On September 4, 2013, the California State Board of Education adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the new standards for scientific instruction for all K-12 students in California;

Whereas, The Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) originally published the Statement on Natural Science Expected of Entering Freshmen in 1988 and had not updated the documents since its initial adoption;

Model Curriculum and Nursing

Whereas, Senate Bill (SB) 1440 (Padilla, 2010) defines the Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer Degree as having no more than 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) and California community colleges have missions other than just transfer;

IGETC for High Unit Majors

Whereas, Senate Bill (SB) 1440 (Padilla, 2010) defines the Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer degree as having no more than 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU);

Whereas, The 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) include a minimum of 18 semester units (or 27 quarter units) in a major or area of emphasis and an approved general education curriculum, either Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CSU General Education Breadth Requirements;

Explore Potential Impacts of Endorsing LEAP General Education Outcomes

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has repeatedly noted the essential importance of a robust general education (GE) to becoming a well-rounded, educated citizen, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has established essential learning outcomes for a student's general education experience called the Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) outcomes, defined as:

Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World

Use C-ID to Determine Similarity of CCC and CSU Courses

Whereas, SB 1440 (Padilla, 2010) restricts the California State University (CSU) from requiring students to repeat courses at CSU that are “similar” to courses taken as part of a degree developed in response to SB 1440;

Whereas, Similar courses were not defined in the law resulting from SB 1440, and any determination of curricular similarity must be made by faculty; and

Whereas, The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) provides descriptors for California community college courses that commonly transfer;

Concerns about CSU Local Service Areas and Priority Admission

Whereas, The recommendations from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) in their report Guaranteed Regional Access Needed for State Universities recognize the inequitable and discriminatory impact local area access priority to California State Universities (CSU) has on incoming students by acknowledging that “granting preference to local students over out-of-area students could be perceived as inequitable—particularly when the out-of-area student is better qualified, and given that CSU campuses differ in size, campus amenities, program offerings, student bodies, and other characteri

Oppose the Inclusion of Local and State-mandated CSU Graduation Requirements

Whereas, California Education Code (CEC) §66748, which outlines the requirements for associate degrees for transfer as created under Senate Bill (SB) 1440 (Padilla, 2010), states that “The California State University may require a student transferring pursuant to this article to take additional courses at the California State University so long as the student is not required to take any more than 60 additional semester units or 90 quarter units at the California State University for majors requiring 120 semester units or 180 quarter units”;

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