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A-G Updates and the New Piece of the Puzzle:Common Core Monica H. Lin, Ph.D. Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions University of California | Office of the President http://www.ucop.edu/agguide/get-help/trainings/index.html Tools for Success: Common Core, College and Career 2014 Conference
Overview Background on UCOP High School Articulation Connecting “a-g” to Common Core UC’s role in improving college & career readiness Coming soon: A-G Course Management Portal New directions
UCOP High School Articulation • What is articulation? • Mission statement: • Communicate & implement UC faculty “a-g” policy • Evaluate high school courses for quality & rigor • Support California educators and administrators • Facilitate student preparation for college
A-G Course Lists UC and CSU admissions requirements include satisfying a 15-course pattern of “a-g” college-preparatory courses UC reviews high school courses based on criteria established by UC faculty Approved courses appear on “a-g” course lists used in University admission evaluations Submit “a-g” courses and revisions via the A-G Online Update website: https://doorways.ucop.edu/update
*January 1-July 15, 2014: Submission period for New School Information Forms to establish an “a-g” course list with UC A-G Course Submission Timeline
Connecting A-G to Common Core • Common questions RE Common Core & UC • Collaborating with UC faculty to clarify & update the “a-g” course criteria • Consistency between goals of “a-g” subject requirements & goals of Common Core • Developing & distributing new “a-g” course evaluation rubrics
Improving College & Career Readiness • Provide support for increased “a-g” course offerings • Integrated courses: combine traditional academics with career technical education (CTE) • UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI) initiative • UCCI Institutes • UCCI Teacher Exchange Program • http://ucci.ucop.edu
A-G Course Management Portal • Development of a redesigned “a-g” course submission & review system: A-G CMP • Highlights of new features: • Individual user account registration and system access • Streamlined course submission form • Ability to view all approved “a-g” course descriptions from any California public high school • Also coming soon: new UCOP High School Articulation website
Vision Statement • Increase preparation for and access to UC through efforts aligning with the University’s mission • Teaching: • Conduct more efficient “a-g” course reviews • Provide statewide resource for college-preparatory curriculum • Create a collaborative online community for K-12 & higher education faculty • Research: offer “a-g” data mine for outcomes-based research and educational policy decision-making • Public service: deliver “a-g” and UCCI outreach/training programs
Resources • University of California Admissions • http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/ • University of California “a-g” subject requirements: • A-G Course Lists – https://doorways.ucop.edu/list • A-G Online Update – https://doorways.ucop.edu/update • A-G Guide – http://www.ucop.edu/agguide/ • UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI) initiative: • http://ucci.ucop.edu • UC High School Articulation, Undergraduate Admissions • E-mail: email@example.com • Phone: (510) 987-9570