Whereas, "Transfer: The Next Generation," proposed by the California Education Round Table to evaluate current transfer "processes and mechanisms" with the established goal of "greater coordination and, possibly, consolidation" of current transfer-related and articulation related projects, has been conceived and designed without any input from the Academic Senates of the California Community Colleges, University of California (UC), and California State University (CSU);
Whereas, This proposal calling for external "expertise," itself contains redundancies and would duplicate ongoing efforts to examine these processes;
Whereas, This initiative calls for outside "experts" to evaluate complex, often legally prescribed processes about which those outside the system are likely to have little or no knowledge or experience and to consider curricular issues which are the explicit purview of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; and
Whereas, A poorly conceived and executed project to evaluate transfer and articulation could prove highly detrimental to current activities and efforts;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor to withdraw system support for the "Transfer: The Next Generation" initiative as currently configured;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor to support the creation of an Intersegmental Coordinating Council (ICC) Standing Subcommittee on Transfer whose charge will be determined in collaboration with the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS); and
Resolved, That the President of the Academic Senate carry forth this resolution to ICAS and request their support.
Transfer: The Next Generation is dead and an ICC subcommittee has been charged with addressing transfer issues.ICAS has agreed to direct the research around identified issues in transfer.