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SB 1440: Where are we now and what ’ s next?. Presenters: Lisa Lawrenson, American River College Ken Nather, CCC Chancellor ’ s Office Michelle Pilati, Academic Senate Jeff Spano, CCC Chancellor ’ s Office April 19, 2012. Agenda . Brief Background and Overview

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SB 1440:

Where are we now and what’s next?


Lisa Lawrenson, American River College

Ken Nather, CCC Chancellor’s Office

Michelle Pilati, Academic Senate

Jeff Spano, CCC Chancellor’s Office

April 19, 2012

  • Brief Background and Overview
  • Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) – Rationale, current status, and plans for the future
  • TMC and CSU
  • AA-T and AS-T Update
  • Developing Associate Degrees for Transfer
  • Informing our students
  • Associate Degrees for Transfer – a local perspective

SB 1440 (Padilla)

Ed. Code §66746-49

  • Signed Sept 2010 and now effective for the 2011-12 academic year
  • To earn an “associate degree for transfer” a student must complete 60 transferable semester units that include:
                • IGETC or CSU General Education requirements
                • 18 or more units in a major or area of emphasis, as defined by the CCC
  • No additional local graduation requirements Minimum GPA of 2.0
benefits for students
Benefits for Students
  • Guaranteed admission with junior status somewhere in the CSU system
  • CSU must accept all 60 units that make up the degree
  • CSU must enable the student to complete the baccalaureate degree within 60 units
  • CSU cannot require the student to repeat courses that are similar to those already taken at the community college

Implementation and Oversight Committee

Co-Chairs:Erik SkinnerExecutive Vice Chancellor for Programs, CCC

Ephraim SmithExecutive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, CSU

CCC Members: CSU Members:Eloy Oakley Superintendent/President Milton Gordon

Pamela Deegan Chief Instructional Officer Donald ParaCarsbia Anderson Chief Student Services Officer Douglas FreerSue Granger-Dickson Transfer Center/Admissions Dir. Sandra Cook Michelle Pilati Academic Senate James Postma

Beth Smith Academic Senate Andrea Renwanz-BoyleJeffrey Feng Student Senate Gregory Washington

Linda Michalowski Chancellor’s Office Eric Forbes


Progress to Date

  • “Priority admission” defined for students enrolling at their local CSU or in a CSU major deemed “similar”
  • Process implemented to identify students intending to transfer with a degree in Fall 2012
  • Joint Web site created for staff and faculty:
  • Requirement that degrees be available to students beginning in the Fall 2011 term met
curricular side of sb 1440
Curricular Side of SB 1440
  • Work began between CSU and CCC Academic Senate prior to the bill’s signing
  • Curricular elements dealt with at the 1440 Intersegmental Curriculum Workgroup (ICW)
  • Representatives from CSU and CCC Academic Senates and COs, 1 CCC CIO
tmc a statewide solution
TMC – A Statewide Solution
  • While the legislation does not call for a statewide approach, the faculty from the two segments believed this would make more sense.
  • Ultimate goal? One degree per major that prepares students for ANY CSU with that major.
what s a tmc transfer model curriculum
What’s a TMC (Transfer Model Curriculum)?
  • Developed & vetted intersegmentally (CCC and CSU)
  • Built on the C-ID system
  • Represents faculty consensus
  • Serves as a blueprint to guide local associate degree for transfer (AA-T or AS-T) development
  • Provides for some uniformity as well as local options
    • “Core” requirements
    • Others are options for your local degree
    • Faculty can narrow the course options or pass choices on to students.
  • Some TMCs are narrow and more prescriptive; others are more open. It depends on the discipline.
  • What if you don’t presently offer a required core course?
    • It must be developed
local roles in degree development process
Local Roles in Degree Development Process
  • Discipline Faculty: Develop an AA-T or AS-T in a major aligned with TMC; select the best options from TMC.
  • Curriculum Committee: Facilitates the local approval process through Board of Trustees.
  • Articulation Officer: Submits courses for C-ID approval and assists departments with articulation questions and ASSIST documentation.
  • Counselors: Provide input on major and GE unit requirements and facilitate communication of new degree requirements and benefits to students.
  • Administrators: Ensure compliance with SB 1440 and Program and Course Approval Handbook (PCAH); oversee process of submitting proposal to CCC Chancellor’s Office
top ten frequently requested revisions
Top Ten Frequently Requested Revisions

10. Course Outline of Record not uploaded.

9. For CTE proposals – Labor Market Information not provided.

8. For new degree programs – general statement on fees, admissions criteria, accreditation standards missing.

7. For new degree programs – general statement about available resources missing.

top ten frequently requested revisions1
Top Ten Frequently Requested Revisions

6. Missing explanation of place new program will have in curriculum.

5. Missing explanation of how the degree will benefit the students.

4. No summary table of major, GE, and elective units in Program Requirements.

3. Critical elements of CEC 66746 missing from Catalog Description.

2. Description of program area goals and objectives missing and degree title incorrect.

number 1 revision request
Number 1 Revision Request

Missing or incorrect articulation and transfer documentation.

new program proposal resources
New Program Proposal Resources
      • C-ID draft and final course descriptors
      • List of draft and final TMCs

Curriculum Information

      • Instructions for Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T and AS-T)
      • Associate Degree for Transfer Templates (Word format)
      • Examples of approved AA-T and AS-T degrees with documentation
      • Model CCC Catalog Language for AA-T/AS-T Degrees and C-ID

Counseling Information

      • AA-T and AS-T Degrees Available
      • CSU Determination of “Similar” Majors by Campus
      • Admission Information
      • Counselor Factors to Consider

Curriculum Inventory

      • CCC-501 – New Credit Program
      • CCC-510 - Substantial Changes to an Approved Credit Program
accjc substantive change
ACCJC Substantive Change
  • If the AA-T/AS-T degrees are significantly developed from curriculum already being offered by college full substantive change review not required
  • College needs to address 4.2, Step I on page 13 of ACCJC June 2011 Substantive Change Manual
  • In response to 4.2, Step I, provide:
    • Description of change
    • Need for change
    • Anticipated effects
  • ACCJC will respond with a formal letter and copy U.S. Dept. of Education acknowledging transfer degree
csu goals for aa t as t acceptance
CSU Goals for AA-T/AS-T Acceptance

All CSU campuses will have at least one degree designated as “similar” in each TMC major offered by the end of the Spring 2012 term

  • URL
  • California Community Colleges and CSU developing content and back pages
  • Social media will be an important component of the Associate Degree for Transfer program.
  • Other social media platforms will cross-promote the Associate Degree for Transfer website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
sb 1440 implementation american river college

SB 1440 ImplementationAmerican River College

Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson, PhD.

Associate Vice President of Instruction

arc s approved aa t as t degrees
ARC’s Approved AA-T/AS-T Degrees

AA-T Degrees

  • Communication Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Studio Arts

AS-T Degrees

  • Administration of Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Physics
arc s pending aa t as t degrees
ARC’s Pending AA-T/AS-T Degrees
  • Business Administration (CCCCO status)
  • English (CCCCO status)
  • History (CCCCO status)
  • Kinesiology (CCCCO status)
  • Chemistry (Tech Review status)
  • Music (Tech Review status)
  • Elementary Education (Draft status)
strategies insights
  • CIO and curriculum chair communicate openly
  • AA-T/AS-T degree implementation is discussed at college wide events (convocation, department meetings, etc.)
  • Articulation officer works closely with developers
  • Curriculum chair and academic senate work closely together
  • Faculty leaders create first AA-T/AS-T degrees as models
  • Faculty are aware of completion agenda/budget issues
  • Campuses use Chancellor’s Office, C-ID, and other available resources
for more information
For more information: