History of C-ID and TMCs - An Academic Senate White Paper

Executive Committee

Since 2004, three key pieces of legislation have mandated clear and specific action from the California Community Colleges (CCCs) in order to support student success and improve transfer rates to the California State University (CSU) system. Senate Bill 1415 (2004, Brulte) sought to improve student outcomes through the establishment of a common course numbering system, Senate Bill 1440 (2010, Padilla) mandated the development of a new type of associate degree for transfer (ADT) designed to facilitate student transfer to the CSU, and Senate Bill 440 (2013, Padilla) expanded on the intent of the previous legislation regarding ADT development. Fortunately, most of this legislation allowed for faculty to take responsibility and propose a concerted, coordinated approach to implementation that would ensure that the CCC and CSU faculty remained in control of the curriculum and yielded additional benefits for students not dictated by the legislation. The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) played a primary role in assisting the CCC system in responding to these legislative mandates by leading the creation of the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID). C-ID facilitates the portability of courses between CCCs and supports the development of Transfer Model Curricula (TMCs) upon which the ADTs are based.