Intersegmental Issues

CSU's Lower Division Transfer Pattern Project

Whereas, SB 1785 requires all California State Universities (CSU) to reach agreement on a common lower division pattern of60 units for each high-demand baccalaureate program major through their Lower Division Transfer Pattern project (LDTP);

Whereas, The 60-unit patterns devised through LDTP will typically comprise 39 general education units, 6 major preparation units, and an additional 15 "locally determined units" of transfer credit to be identified by the department of each of these majors at each of the CSU campuses;

CSU Dominguez Hills Distance Education

Whereas, California State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills and the System Office for California Community Colleges have been discussing a possible Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a relationship between the two institutions whereby a CSU bachelor's degree would be offered via the California Community Colleges Satellite Network (CCCSAT);

Adoption of SciGETC Curriculum

Whereas, The Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulated Curriculum (IMPAC) project has produced the SciGETC curriculum plan to prepare students in high-unit science majors to transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions so that they may begin upper-division coursework in their respective majors in a timely fashion and defer two lower division general education courses; and

Whereas, The Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) has endorsed the SciGETC curriculum plan and sent it to each segment's academic senate for adoption;

ICAS Paper, Academic Literacy: A Statement of Competencies Expected of Students Entering California's Public Colleges and Universities

Whereas, Representatives of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges have participated on a Task Force of the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) that was charged with revising the 1982 Statement on Competencies in English Expected of Entering Freshmen;

Whereas, That Task Force has completed its charge, resulting in the paper Academic Literacy: A Statement of Competencies Expected of Students Entering California's Public Colleges and Universities; and

CSU Dual Admissions Program

Whereas, San Diego State University (SDSU), through its dual admissions program, is offering under-prepared students from selected high schools in the San Diego metropolitan area special admission after completing required remedial coursework at a community college;

4CSU Dual Admissions Program

Whereas, The proposed 4CSU (CCC-CSU) Dual Admissions Program does not address the issues of statewide access and equity to CSU impacted majors;

Whereas, The articulation for preparation for majors for various CSU programs is not complete or not available on ASSIST; and

Whereas, Budget cuts have reduced matriculation services vital to the provision of transfer services;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate oppose the current proposed 4CSU Dual Admissions Program (draft as of November 1, 2002) until:

Dual Admissions Program

Whereas, The Academic Senate of California Community Colleges has long supported intersegmental collaboration to further student success in transfer;

Whereas, The University of California (UC) and community college faculty and administrators have generated a proposal and an implementation plan for a Dual Admissions Program in the furtherance of such transfer goals, particularly for non-UC eligible high school students;

Prior Consultation on MOU's

Whereas Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) involving Intersegmental agreements signed by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and other segments of higher education have an impact on local senates and colleges required to implement these agreements, and

Whereas these MOUs may require that colleges achieve performance criteria and/or comply with agreed upon standards,

CSU-CCC Memorandum of Understanding

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has a long tradition of collegial collaboration with its University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) counterparts through the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS), the Intersegmental Coordinating Council (ICC) and other similar venues; and the faculty in the UC, CSU, and California Community Colleges (CCC) share an ongoing commitment to effect the seamless transfer of students among the three segments, and have cooperated in many joint ventures and come to important understandings to that en

Support for New California Articulation Number (CAN) Model

Whereas, the California Articulation Number (CAN) System has provided a numbering system for effective articulation and transfer;

Whereas, The draft of the new CAN Articulation Model indicates an expansion of CAN numbering to include not only required courses within a major or discipline but also elective courses and prerequisites for the completion of the major;

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