Articulation and Transfer

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 (http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu);

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.

Paper on Transfer for the General Audience

Whereas, Preparing students for transfer to baccalaureate granting institutions is one of the primary missions of California community colleges;

Whereas, Elements that contribute to an understanding of transfer are varied and complex; and

Whereas, Students, faculty, legislators, and members of the public would benefit from having a single document summarizing the various elements of transfer;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges prepare a paper on transfer aimed at the general audience.

Student Athletes

Whereas, The community colleges are committed to help all students whose goals are to transfer to a four-year university to develop their academic potentials by providing necessary resources;

Whereas, Little comprehensive research has been published regarding the academic needs and support systems necessary for the underprepared California community college student athletes; and

Amend Resolution 4.04 F09

Add second resolve:

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges define a transfer associate degree to be a degree, the successful completion of which certifies that a student meets the requirements for transfer to UC and or CSU.

MSR Disposition: Referred to the Executive Committee to collect further information and return in Spring 2010.

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