Whereas, The Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer (ASSIST) is the official repository of transfer and articulation agreements between California’s public colleges and universities and supports a comprehensive statewide advising and information system “to facilitate the transfer of California Community College students to either the California State University or University of California systems by providing accurate articulation information”;
Articulation and Transfer
Whereas, California Education Code, Title 5 regulations, local policies and procedures, and restrictions placed on colleges by the California State University (CSU), the University of California (UC), independent institutions, and out-of-state institutions result in a wide variety of transfer practices and standards around the state leading to confusion among colleges as well as the exclusion and inequitable treatment of transfer-bound students across the system; and
Whereas, At the September meeting, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors adopted the system-wide goals outlined in the California Community Colleges (CCC) Vision for Success, including a goal which states “Increase by 35 percent the number of CCC students systemwide transferring annually to a UC or CSU;”
Whereas, The Associate Degrees for Transfer have created significant opportunities for California community college students to transfer into the California State University (CSU) system;
The 2010 document has been revised to include the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics that were adopted by the California Legislature shortly after publication and release of the original version. A section on Mathematical practices has been added (see Part 3 on page 6), and Appendix B was rewritten to map the CCSS to the expectations of ICAS.
Whereas, Assembly Bill 440 (Beall), in an attempt to remove perceived barriers to transfer for community college students, recently proposed legislation that would remove local autonomy for degrees by placing degree requirements into statute and could effectively lead to legislative curriculum dictates;
Whereas, Placing any degree requirements in statute is in direct contradiction to Education Code §70902(b)(7), which clearly puts responsibility for curriculum and academic standards under the joint responsibility of the local board and the academic senates of a district;
Amend second resolve:
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the establishment of degrees that do guarantee transfer admission to a four-year institution and consist solely of courses that are transferable;
MSR Disposition: Referred to the Executive Committee to address redundancy and conflicts with other resolutions and return in Fall 2010.
Whereas, There is great interest in establishing transfer associate degrees in the California community colleges, and the components and value-added of such degrees have not been defined;
Replace the second whereas:
Whereas, Transfer students who complete a minimum of 60 baccalaureate units, including general education and major preparation coursework, are experiencing a delay in reaching their educational goals due to the competitiveness for university admission as well as the disproportionate and excessive fee increases, making a bachelor’s degree out of reach for many California community college students;
Whereas, The California community colleges have multiple missions, one of which is to prepare students for transfer, and do an exemplary job of providing transfer students with their lower-division baccalaureate education;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges continues to work with the Chancellor’s Office and with our intersegmental partners through the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) to implement the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) that would accomplish these major objectives: (1) Respond to legislative mandates to create a course numbering system for individual courses, course sequences, and patterns of courses to serve intersegmental needs; (2) Rely upon intersegmental, disciplinary faculty from University of California (UC), California State Univ