Student Equity for eTranscripts

Fall
2011
Resolution Number: 
19.06
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Professional Standards
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, 75 California educational institutions are participating in eTranscripts, including 44 community colleges (as of October 20, 2011), 17 California State Universities, 9 University of California campuses, and 5 private colleges, but the remaining 68 community colleges are not yet signed up;

Whereas, There is a strong likelihood that students from community colleges who file their applications early using eTranscripts will be admitted to four-year universities before students who apply with traditional paper transcripts, taking up a disproportionate number of the available slots for entry; and

Whereas, According to a Chancellor’s Office Press Release dated October 10, 2011, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has just received a one-time allocation from the California State Assembly for $500,000 “to help fund the cost of converting from the paper to an electronic transcript system”;

Resolved, That Academic Senate for California Community Colleges contact the local faculty senates at those colleges that do not have eTranscripts in place and strongly encourage them to work with their administrations to use eTranscripts to protect the transfer entrance rights of their students;

Resolved, That Academic Senate for California Community Colleges contact the local faculty senates at those colleges that do not have eTranscripts in place and strongly encourage them to work with their administrations to contact the transfer institutions in their areas to get those four-year institutions signed up for eTranscripts; and

Resolved, That Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Chancellor’s Office to use as much of the $500,000 one-time allocation from the California State Assembly as necessary to provide funding to colleges that do not have eTranscripts yet so that all colleges will be on an equal footing to get their students access to transfer to the four-year university of their choice.

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Status Report: 

A Rostrum article was written in 2010 to address issues noted in this resolution.