Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) Development and Implementation Guidelines

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ASCCC representatives to ICW

Whereas, The California Community College Chancellor’s Office based upon the passage of SB 1440 has set Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer degree completion goals;

Whereas, California community college campuses are mandated to rapidly develop and implement Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) to improve student transfer completion and to streamline the transfer process;

Whereas, There are minimal guidelines and/or best practices available to assist instructional faculty, counselors, and articulation officers with ADT development issues such as campus coordination and oversight, alignment with and application of the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC), modification of courses to meet C-ID descriptors; and

Whereas, There are no written guidelines and/or best practices available for student services faculty to address ADT implementation issues such as reciprocity, course pass pass-alongs, course substitutions, pass/no pass and C- grading, external examinations;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in consultation with the Academic Senate of the California State University develop guidelines and/or best practices for the development and implementation of ADTs and report to the body by Fall 2014.