Articulation and Transfer

Community College Participation in ASSIST

Whereas, Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer (ASSIST) was developed to facilitate student transfer from community colleges to universities;

Whereas, ASSIST is designed to provide full intersegmental participation in the decisions made by ASSIST; and

Whereas, The concerns, perspectives, and recommendations made by community college representatives have not always been honored at ASSIST;

Transfer Policy Integrity

Whereas, H.R. 3975 (Hurricane Regulatory Relief Act of 2005, as of October 6, 2005), sponsored by Representative Bobby Jindal (R-LA) to provide relief to victims of the recent hurricanes, contains an additional provision that denies colleges and universities the right to set transfer policies;

Whereas, The purpose of this bill is hurricane relief, not higher education policy;

Whereas, Processes and procedures for articulation are already in place; and

Whereas, Intrusive federalized institutional transfer policies are an attack on academic freedom;

California Community College Articulation System

Whereas, The California Articulation Number (CAN) System was developed to facilitate course articulation and student transfer and was designated by the Chancellor as the mechanism for common course numbering within the California Community College System;

Whereas, The CAN System Office ceased operations in March 2005; and

Whereas, The California community colleges, as directed by legislation, still need a mechanism for common numbering within the system and for identifying articulated courses;

Intersegmental Library Access

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges propose that the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates encourage free access for faculty from all segments of postsecondary education to library resources at all public institutions of higher education.

Baccalaureate Level Courses

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct its members on the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates to work to modify the language in the considerations involved in determining what constitutes a baccalaureate level course by modifying section C.1.a. to say: "...be directed toward an understanding of theory and concepts which are grounded in the disciplines," and

Articulation/Nursing

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges ask the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates to address ways to improve articulation between community colleges and other segments of higher education for associate degree nurses who wish to pursue baccalaureate nursing degrees.

Articulation Committee

Whereas community colleges in California are enrolling a large number of students who are ill-prepared to undertake college-level work, and

Whereas entering students with inadequate academic preparation are contributing disproportionately to an unacceptably high rate of early dropout, and

Whereas community colleges have not developed adequate mechanisms to communicate essential information about expected competencies of entering students to high schools,

Partnerships with High Schools

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has long encouraged a greater role for community college faculty in articulation with the public schools, and

Whereas faculty on a local level can offer significant assistance to their peers in elementary and secondary education and through assistance can also help to improve the preparation of students entering the community colleges, and

Enrollment and Transfer - 40:60 Ratio

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly support the Master Plan Commission recommendation that the University of California and the California State University maintain a 40:60 ratio of lower to upper-division student enrollment.

Curriculum Consultants

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges commend the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates, the UC Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools, the western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the State Department of Education for their joint effort in establishing and piloting the Curriculum Consultant Project, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge that adequate state funding be provided to continue this worthwhile effort.

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