Support for University of California Associate Degrees for Transfer in Physics and Chemistry

Fall
2018
Resolution Number: 
15.01
Contact: 
Category: 
Intersegmental Issues

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has demonstrated through previous positions (Resolutions 4.01 F17, 15.01 F17) a commitment to supporting the academic goals of students who seek a baccalaureate degree by transferring to universities; 

Whereas, Long-standing issues continue to exist regarding associate degrees for transfer (AD-T) to the California State University system for both chemistry and physics transfer students, including adequate course preparation for junior-level status; and

Whereas, A joint collaboration between the Academic Senate for Community Colleges and the University of California Academic Senate has resulted in proposed University of California (UC) AD-Ts in both chemistry and physics that are aligned with the expectations of undergraduate preparation for those degrees[1] and include guaranteed admission to the UC system with all UC campuses committed to participate;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the University of California Academic Senate to offer by fall 2019 UC Associate Degrees for Transfer in Physics and Chemistry.

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