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;
Whereas, A lack of California State University faculty reviewers in multiple disciplines has meant that many California community colleges are unable to obtain C-ID approval in a timely manner, thereby resulting in an inability to submit an application for Associate Degree for Transfer programs despite the fact that the college offers the requisite, articulated curriculum; and
Whereas, Community colleges with the appropriate curriculum are prohibited from applying for and offering the mandated Associated Degrees for Transfer because of a lack of C-ID approvals, which results in student transfer opportunities being severely restricted and even eliminated;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges collaborate with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to implement an approval process for Associate Degrees for Transfer in which courses pending C-ID approval may be included in the degree if the program application demonstrates evidence that those courses have been submitted to and are under review in the C-ID System (e.g., submitted, in progress, conditional and/or approved); and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to regularly assess the effectiveness and efficiency of program requirements for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) including, but not limited to, any revision to the application process to provide flexibility in ADT submission and approval anytime there is clear evidence that responses to C-ID submissions take more than 45 days.