Intersegmental Issues

Criteria and Training for the Evaluation and Approval of Advanced Credit English as a Second Language (ESL) Coursework for California State University General Education Breadth (CSU-GE) and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

Whereas, AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) and AB 1805 (Irwin, 2018) recognize that “Instruction in English as a second language (ESL) is distinct from remediation in English” and that

English Language Learners (ELLs) “enrolled in credit ESL coursework are foreign language learners who require additional language training in English, require support to successfully complete degree and transfer requirements in English, or require both of the above” [1];

Encourage Accelerating Timeline for General Education Articulation

Whereas, The University of California reviews California community college course outlines of record for University of California transferability each summer;

Whereas, The University of California and the California State University review California community college course outlines of record for general education applicability beginning in spring term each year; and

Support for the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals Requirement, Commonly Known as the American Institutions Requirement

15.0           Whereas, The colleges in the California Community Colleges (CCC) system are committed to providing CCC students with a robust civic education by offering courses in history, political science, ethnic studies, and women’s studies that equip CCC students with an understanding of the United States Constitution and American history;

Approval and Backdating of CSU Area C2 and IGETC Area 3B Submissions of Advanced ESL Coursework for Fall 2018

Whereas, Prior to the release of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) joint guidance memo for credit English as a second language (ESL) (AA 18-41)[1], the California State University Office of the Chancellor (CSUOC) and University of California Office of the President (UCOP) announced that course approvals for California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) would not be backdated;[2]

Support for University of California Associate Degrees for Transfer in Physics and Chemistry

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has demonstrated through previous positions (Resolutions 4.01 F17, 15.01 F17) a commitment to supporting the academic goals of students who seek a baccalaureate degree by transferring to universities; 

Whereas, Long-standing issues continue to exist regarding associate degrees for transfer (AD-T) to the California State University system for both chemistry and physics transfer students, including adequate course preparation for junior-level status; and

California State University Systemwide Credit Policy

Whereas, Both the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) have had systemwide minimum semester credit policies on the granting of units for Advanced Placement (AP) credit for admission purposes, which facilitates transfer by providing consistency for students on how to use external exam credit towards admission criteria;

Whereas, the UC continues to have a systemwide policy for the granting of units for AP credit for admission purposes;

Statement of Competencies in the Natural Sciences Expected of Entering Freshmen

In 2013, California adopted revised standards for education in the natural sciences based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These new standards were designed to move away from an exhaustive list of content toward a greater focus on outcomes that would indicate a deeper understanding of underlying scientific phenomena.

Approval of Associate Degrees for Transfer That Include Courses Pending C-ID Approval

Whereas, Twenty-five of California’s 113 community colleges have been able to meet the legislative mandate to develop Associate Degrees for Transfer as required by California Education Code §66746(b), and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office requires that courses submitted for the Associate Degree for Transfer demonstrate approval from the California Course Identification Numbering (C-ID) System;

Whereas, C-ID course approval requires review by at least one discipline faculty member from both the California community colleges and the California State University;


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