Articulation and Transfer

Content Standards in English and Math

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognizes that content standards guide the curriculum, and

Whereas the Academic Senate supports a high school curriculum which enables a high school graduate to successfully begin college-level course work or meet the requirements in the job market without remediation;


Resolved that the Academic Senate support the intent of the California Education Round Table sponsored document "Content Standards in English and Mathematics for High School Graduates."

Competencies in Mathematics

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is concerned about the mathematical preparation of California's high school students, and

Whereas the 1996 ICAS (Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates) document "Statement on Competencies in Mathematics Expected of Entering College Students" describes the skills, approaches, experiences, and subject matter that constitute an appropriate mathematical background for college bound students;

Repeal Common Course Numbering Resolutions

Whereas the common course numbering resolutions passed by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges were mistakes, and

Whereas the Fall Session1995 breakout on a common course numbering system revealed an abundance of problems with such a system, and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges proposed paper titled "Toward a Common course Numbering System" revealed an abundance of problems with such a system, and

CSU Policy to Eliminate Remedial Education

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the document, The CSU Policy to Eliminate Remedial Education for Entering Undergraduate Students: The Scope, Implications, and Impact, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose the CSU proposed policy that states "Effective with the Fall term in the year 2001, it will be a condition of admission to the California State University that entering undergraduate students must demonstrate readiness to undertake college level instruction in English and mathematics."

Toward a Common Course Numbering System

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the position paper Towards a Common Course Numbering System.
M/S/C Disposition: Board of Governors, CAN Coordinating Council, CalSACC, Chancellor's Office, Local Boards of Trustees, Local Senates, Chancellor's Office, Local Boards of Trustees, Local Senates

Funding of CAN (California Articulation Number) System

Whereas articulation agreements and transfer programs are essential to community college students having access to upper division coursework at the University of California and California State University, and

Whereas the community college faculty have an inherent professional responsibility in development and implementation of policies and procedures governing the system's articulation practices, and

Curriculum - CAN Evaluation and Senate Participation

Whereas the California Articulation Number (CAN) System was authorized by SB 851(1983) to "develop a plan for a course numbering system to be used by public postsecondary educational institutions." and

Whereas CAN is directed by a Coordinating Council comprised of intersegmental representatives including a faculty member appointed by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and

A Transfer Discussion Document

The three segments of the California public higher education system currently operate several programs intended to facilitate the transfer of students between the California Community Colleges and California State University and University of California systems. However, too often these intersegmental transfer programs have been established without specific, clear plans for how they will interface with other existing programs.

California Articulation Number System (CAN): Toward Increased Faculty Participation

This paper responds to plenary session resolutions directing the Academic Senate Executive Committee to prepare a background paper regarding faculty participation, evaluation and funding of the California Articulation Number (CAN) system.

The paper explores the background and purpose of CAN, examines the CAN-ing process, describes the criteria to qualify courses, discusses faculty participation and identifies systemwide issues in the evaluation and funding of the project.

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