Whereas, SB 1440 (Padilla, 2010) restricts the California State University (CSU) from requiring students to repeat courses at CSU that are “similar” to courses taken as part of a degree developed in response to SB 1440;
Whereas, Similar courses were not defined in the law resulting from SB 1440, and any determination of curricular similarity must be made by faculty; and
Whereas, The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) provides descriptors for California community college courses that commonly transfer;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the use of C-ID processes as a means of determining whether California community colleges and CSU courses are similar.
MSC Disposition: Chancellor’s Office, Local Senates
C-ID course descriptors are currently used to determine similarity in the Transfer Model Curriculum.