Transfer of Courses in the Major Field

Resolution Number
Joe Bonanno
Articulation and Transfer
In Progress
Status Report

An intersegmental faculty conference was held in April and a report of barriers to transfer and potential solutions was issued. ICAS has formed an implementation taskforce and requested funds for articulation from each system.

Whereas, although general education courses are accepted by four-year colleges and universities, many transferring community college students find that courses in their major fields are not accepted by the major field departments at four-year schools, and

Whereas this practice by four-year departments of not accepting for transfer courses in the majors of community college students means these students must stay in college longer and must pay higher four-year college fees for courses they have already taken in community colleges,

Resolved that the Academic Senate urge its President to work with Senate Presidents of UC and CSU and other four-year representatives on the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) in order to resolve the problem of community college students who often find that community college courses in their major field are not accepted for transfer in the major at four-year colleges and universities.