Whereas, Senate Bill (SB) 1440 (Padilla, 2010) defines the Associate in Arts for Transfer and Associate in Science for Transfer degree as having no more than 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU);
Whereas, The 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) include a minimum of 18 semester units (or 27 quarter units) in a major or area of emphasis and an approved general education curriculum, either Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CSU General Education Breadth Requirements;
Whereas, IGETC for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (IGETC for STEM), which allows exclusion of one course from Area 3 and one course from Area 4 for the Associate Degree for Transfer is approved for the chemistry major since it is a high-unit major; and
Whereas, Some non-STEM majors, such as music, theater, nursing, and elementary education are also high unit majors;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with its intersegmental partners to allow general education exceptions in both the IGETC and CSU General Education patterns similar to IGETC for STEM in all appropriate disciplines.
I am not sure we will ever get the other systems on board, but I do not think we have done a lot to try.