Articulation and Transfer

Amend Resolution 4.04 S10

Replace the second whereas:

Whereas, Transfer students who complete a minimum of 60 baccalaureate units, including general education and major preparation coursework, are experiencing a delay in reaching their educational goals due to the competitiveness for university admission as well as the disproportionate and excessive fee increases, making a bachelor’s degree out of reach for many California community college students;

Title 5 Changes Defining a Transfer Associate Degree

Whereas, The California community colleges have multiple missions, one of which is to prepare students for transfer, and do an exemplary job of providing transfer students with their lower-division baccalaureate education;

Support for Descriptor-Based Articulation

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges continues to work with the Chancellor’s Office and with our intersegmental partners through the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) to implement the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) that would accomplish these major objectives: (1) Respond to legislative mandates to create a course numbering system for individual courses, course sequences, and patterns of courses to serve intersegmental needs; (2) Rely upon intersegmental, disciplinary faculty from University of California (UC), California State Univ

Degree Attainment Taskforce

Whereas, California State Senator Alex Padilla has authored a bill, SB1440 (2009), which has appropriately raised an issue of public concern regarding the gap between the increasing percentage of jobs in California calling for a minimum of an associate's degree and the number of those degrees awarded by California community colleges;

Whereas, The bill also raises a legitimate concern for those students entering community colleges with the intent to transfer to a baccalaureate awarding university who end up with neither a baccalaureate nor an associate's degree; and

Transfer Summit

Whereas, Issues regarding transfer and degrees are an important area of faculty responsibility and concern;

Whereas, Numerous external organizations have created legislation, initiatives, and policy suggestions about California community college transfer;

Whereas, Proposals to increase transfer are often lacking in adequate understanding of the issues and are occasionally even harmful or misdirect students; and

Adopt and Publicize California Community College General Education Advanced Placement (CCC GE AP) List and Template

Whereas, Resolution 4.04 S08 "CCC GE Advanced Placement Equivalency" called for the development of a California Community College General Education Advanced Placement (AP) Test Equivalency List for local consideration and potential adoption, and Resolution 4.02 S08 "Standardized Template for Advanced Placement Exam Information," called for the development of a standardized template for the dissemination of AP test equivalency information;

Concurrent Enrollment for Secondary Students

Whereas, The topic of concurrent or dual enrollment for secondary students who simultaneously enroll in college courses has gained national and statewide attention, as evidenced by current legislation such as AB 1409 (as of July 18, 2007) and research conducted by the Community College Research Center at Columbia University (;

Expanding Opportunities for Concurrent Enrollment

Whereas, National research demonstrates that high school students who participate in concurrent/dual enrollment receive many benefits, including improved college persistence rates, higher first-year and cumulative grade point averages (see Chronicle of Higher Education, "High-School Students Are Helped by Taking College Courses, Study Finds", October 17, 2007);

Concurrent Enrollment

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges passed two resolutions in the Fall 2007 about Concurrent Enrollment (4.01 and 4.02) calling for local and statewide discussions about expanding the opportunities for secondary students to be concurrently enrolled in college courses;

Whereas, There are legislative policy discussions underway to permit more opportunities for concurrent enrollment; and

Articulation Information

Resolved that the Academic Senate work with other segments of California higher public education and the Chancellor's Office to use available electronic computer technology to make available to counselors and other faculty, articulation information necessary for student transfer, and

Resolved that this information be made easily accessible and available to students.


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