New Directions: Online Courses & the University of California’s A-G Subject Area Requirements. Monica H. Lin, Ph.D. Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions University of California | Office of the President Available online at: http://www.ucop.edu/agguide/get-help/trainings/index.html.
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New Directions:Online Courses & the University of California’sA-G Subject Area Requirements
Monica H. Lin, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
University of California | Office of the President
Available online at:
California Consortium for Independent Study (CCIS) Conference
January 31, 2013
The “a-g” course lists & course update process
New “a-g” review process for online courses
Policy implementation: challenges & successes
UC and Online Learning
Highlights of Policy Revisions
A-G Course Lists &Course Update Process
A-G Course Lists
*2013-14 update cycle will open March 1, 2013
A-G Course List Update Timeline
New A-G Review Process for Online Courses
Online Course Publisher vs. Online School
Assess the online course against the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Courses and CA content standards
Submit online course to CLRN for review*
Conduct subject-specific review against UC faculty’s content criteria
Submit online course to UC for “a-g” review
Approve course for “a-g”?
Add course to online publisher’s or online school’s “a-g” course list; approval expires in 3 years
*If not eligible for CLRN review, the online course must be self-assessed by the online publisher or school.
Review of Online Courses
Step #1A: CLRN Certification
Step #1B: Self-Assessment
Step #2: UC A-G Course Review
Access UC’s “a-g” Online Update website
Indicate intent to add previously approved online course(s)
Certify that program/school/district will satisfy UC’s online learning guidelines and policy for online courses to receive “a-g” approval (once per annual update cycle)
Select online course to add to “a-g” course list
Add online course to “a-g” course list
Adding A-G Online Courses
Challenges & Successes