A Transfer Discussion Document

Articulation and Transfer

The three segments of the California public higher education system currently operate several programs intended to facilitate the transfer of students between the California Community Colleges and California State University and University of California systems. However, too often these intersegmental transfer programs have been established without specific, clear plans for how they will interface with other existing programs. Periodic reviews of these intersegmental transfer programs can identify whether these transfer-centered activities work efficiently and effectively and serve as a tool to ensure that resources are being allocated wisely and in line with intersegmental priorities. The faculty members of the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) undertake such a review in this report and identify areas in which coordinated efforts and greater collaboration would be appropriate.