Articulation and Transfer

California Articulation Number System (CAN): Toward Increased Faculty Participation

This paper responds to plenary session resolutions directing the Academic Senate Executive Committee to prepare a background paper regarding faculty participation, evaluation and funding of the California Articulation Number (CAN) system.

The paper explores the background and purpose of CAN, examines the CAN-ing process, describes the criteria to qualify courses, discusses faculty participation and identifies systemwide issues in the evaluation and funding of the project.

Statement on Competencies in Mathematics Expected of Entering College Students

The goal of this Statement on Competencies in Mathematics Expected of Entering College Students is to provide a clear and coherent message about the mathematics that students need to know and to be able to do to be successful in college. While this is written especially for the secondary mathematics teachers, it should be useful for anyone who is concerned about the preparation of California's students for college.

Toward Increased Student Success: Transfer as an Institutional Commitment

This paper explores the background of the Transfer Center Pilot Program, identifies some fiscal issues, and suggests ways for local academic senates to provide leadership related to their primary responsibility for the function of transfer. By providing a brief history, this document equips local faulty with ideas for increasing the overall institutional commitment to the mission of transfer by embedding transfer in institution-wide activities, programs and services.

Scope, Implications, and Impact: The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Response to the Proposed CSU Policy to Eliminate Remedial Education for Entering Undergraduate Students

At the November 1994 meeting, the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees' Committee on Educational Policies discussed the history, cost, and issues surrounding precollegiate instruction in the California State University (CSU). In January 1995, the Workgroup on the Under Prepared Student presented a report on precollegiate instruction in the CSU. The report concluded with ten recommendations aimed at improving the effectiveness of, and reducing the need for, remedial/developmental education on the CSU campuses.

High Schools: Improving Articulation between High Schools and Community Colleges: Activities and Incentives

This paper addresses articulation with high schools. It considers the philosophical basis for such articulation, discusses current programs, recommends activities which academic senates can undertake in concert with college administration, considers incentives which institutions can offer their faculty to encourage participation, and discusses activities in which individual faculty may engage. Finally, this paper briefly cites some exemplary programs.

Transfer Education: A Bridge to the Future

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has supported the preeminent position of this function throughout its history, as documented by the attached compendium of policies and positions on transfer education. It is important to note, as these resolutions attest, that the transfer function has received careful and constant attention by the faculty of California community colleges.


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