Whereas, California community college faculty support the principles of efficient student transfer and timely attainment of the baccalaureate degree and many Articulation Officers and Transfer Center Directors are concerned that the CSU system's Lower Division Transfer Pattern (LDTP) project, as it is currently being implemented, is counterproductive to these goals;
Whereas, Community colleges have no way of knowing exactly how the LDTP will be applied for, granted, or implemented at the CSU;
Whereas, Despite verbal and written assurances that the LDTP program ".will NOT replace current major articulation with CSU campuses." ("LDTP Update" newsletter, 2(1), Sep 26, 2006) it appears that individual CSU campuses are, in fact, replacing existing articulation with LDTP articulation, causing concern about the apparent lack of standardization, consistency, and knowledge of articulation policies and principles exhibited by CSU; and
Whereas, It appears that submitting courses for LDTP consideration by community colleges may provide the impetus to review and/or remove existing campus-to-campus articulation, and further, inconsistencies exist between requirements for community college courses and courses taught at CSU to meet the same criteria in LDTP descriptors;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges immediately increase its efforts to educate the CSU system about the specific flaws with the implementation of LDTP; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the CSU system to jointly resolve the flaws that have been identified to the mutual satisfaction of representatives from CCC and CSU System Offices, the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges, articulation officers, and transfer professionals.
MSC Disposition: CSU, Local Senates, System Office
An intersegmental committee met to discuss the problems with LDTP and changes were expected to address the problems identified. Until the issues with LDTP are resolved, this committee should monitor carefully and consult with other relevant bodies regarding the status of LDTP.