Articulation and Transfer

Transfer Degree

Whereas, State legislators have proposed statewide transfer degrees;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges maintains that the purview of degree definitions in legislation goes against basic higher education principles embedded in past practice;

Whereas, The faculty should maintain the right and responsibility to determine graduation degree requirements as specified in Title 5; and

Whereas, Title 5 currently makes no reference to transfer associate degrees;

California Community College Transfer Recommended Guidelines

Whereas, Resolution 4.05 F06 sought the widespread dissemination of the document California Community College Transfer: Recommended Guidelines (2006), which was co-published by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and the California Community Colleges Transfer Center Directors Association;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges widely disseminate the document California Community College Transfer: Recommended Guidelines (2006) and make it available on its website.

Transfer Degree Design

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has previously opposed the use of the word “transfer” in degree titles (Resolution 9.02 F06) because the use of the word “transfer” in degree titles may lead students to believe the completion of the degree ensures transfer to a four-year institution and students may believe that all courses they successfully complete for a “transfer” degree are transferable;

CCC GE Advanced Placement (AP) Equivalency

Whereas, Title 5 55063, Minimum Requirements for the Associate Degree, outlines specific general education area requirements that each college must include for the associate degree;

Whereas, The only way for a California community college student to receive associate degree General Education area credit for an AP score is if an equivalency has been locally established;

Standardized Procedures for Determining Advanced Placement Exam Equivalencies

Whereas, 1.2 million, or 21%, of students in the Class of 2004 took at least one Advanced Placement course (Epstein, David. A New AP, Inside Higher Education, May 26, 2005);

Whereas, Title 5 requires that it be discipline faculty that determine Advanced Placement course equivalency, that the curriculum committee approve Advanced Placement course equivalency, and that publication of the course equivalency be included on transcripts (Title 5 55052);

Standardized Template for Advanced Placement Exam Information

Whereas, 1.2 million, or 21%, of students in the Class of 2004 took at least one Advanced Placement course (Epstein, David. "A New AP", Inside Higher Education, May 26, 2005);

Whereas, There are 37 Advanced Placement Subject examinations, and an ever-increasing number of students with Advanced Placement scores are enrolling at California community colleges; and

Whereas, There is wide variation among the California community colleges in the dissemination of Advanced Placement course equivalency information;

Faculty Leadership in Transfer

Whereas, In the 1990-91 academic year, the California Legislature allocated $4.365 million to develop transfer centers at each college and the Chancellor's Office published A Plan for Implementing Transfer Centers recommending full-time transfer center directors, and in the following year (1991-92) these funds were rolled into the general fund with a promise from colleges that this funding would continue to be used for transfer centers;

Resolution of Concerns in LDTP

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;

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