Transfer Degree

Fall
2009
Resolution Number: 
04.04
Contact: 
Category: 
Articulation and Transfer

Whereas, State legislators have proposed statewide transfer degrees;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges maintains that the purview of degree definitions in legislation goes against basic higher education principles embedded in past practice;

Whereas, The faculty should maintain the right and responsibility to determine graduation degree requirements as specified in Title 5; and

Whereas, Title 5 currently makes no reference to transfer associate degrees;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office to seek a change to Title 5 requiring the colleges to offer a transfer associate degree; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges include in Title 5 language the provision that any local requirements for the degree are to be governed by existing Title 5 language on graduation requirements.

MSR Disposition: Referred to the Executive Committee to collect further information and return in Spring 2010.