Whereas, Assembly Bill (AB) 1056 (Fong, February 18, 2011) calls for the establishment of an electronic student transcript record-keeping and transmission system for all California community colleges (CCC) that will allow student transcripts to be transferred internally and externally by secure electronic means;
Whereas, Such a system (which is already operational in a pilot form - http://etranscriptca.org/ ) will likely reduce operational costs, expedite the transfer of student transcripts, and increase record portability;
Whereas, AB 1056 (Fong, February 18, 2011) is written to mandate CCC participation contingent upon funding from one-time state, federal, or philanthropic sources; and
Whereas, An electronic student transcript record-keeping and transmission system would allow for the development of additional system-wide research tools and would provide for the development of new services for students, such as the ability to interface these records with articulation data systems such as ASSIST to create self-directed career and education exploration and planning tools;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support developing an electronic student transcript record-keeping and transmission system for all California community colleges as currently called for in Assembly Bill (AB) 1056 (Fong, February 18, 2011), providing there is adequate ongoing funding.<?p>
MSC Disposition: Local Senates, Chancellor’s Office, Consultation Council
AB1056 (2011) did not pass the Legislature. However, Senate representatives are working with Chancellor's Office staff to develop, fund and implement an e-transcript system for community colleges.