Articulation 101 orGot Transfer? Carolyn Jackson, Director Articulation and Honors Transfer Program Mario Garcia, Counselor and Transfer Center Coordinator
Topics • Transfer and Articulation Basics • Definition and Goals of Articulation • Role of the Articulation Officer • Types of Articulation Agreements and Submission Process • Criteria for Transferable Courses • CSU • UC • CSU GE-Breadth • IGETC • Articulation Timelines • Transfer and Articulation Resources/Website • Transfer Center Resources • CG Courses • Educational Planning
Math 15 Cab SJSU Forwards for review Math 15 Math 12 “Sending” “Receiving” Course Articulation is: • The process of developing a formal, written agreement that identifies courses from a “sending” campus that are comparable to, or acceptable in lieu of, specific course requirements at a “receiving” campus. Math 15 = Math 12
GOALS OF ARTICULATION • Assist students in meeting admission, general education & major preparation requirements • Help students progress to the next level of education • Create a smooth and seamless transfer for students pursing transfer to 4-year colleges • Reduce or eliminate lower division major preparation to be taken at four-year colleges
Articulation Officer • Major Roles and Responsibilities: • Serves as a facilitator in all aspects of the articulation process. • Manages, updates and disseminates current, accurate articulation data (ASSIST, UC, CSU). • Initiates process, timely follow-up, working collaboratively with faculty at Cabrillo as well as the receiving campuses. • Serves as a consultant to the curriculum committee. • Is a resource, advocate, and liaison to all faculty and students as appropriate.
Transfer Credit General Education Course-to-Course Major-to-Major Types of Articulation Agreements
Transfer Credit-CSU • The Cabrillo Curriculum Committee determines which courses will be transferable to the CSU system. • Executive Order 167 (1973) is the governing document that authorizes CCC’s to determine which courses will be CSU transferable. • To ensure Bacc level, the Cabrillo Curriculum Committee asks for a lower division parallel course to be cited at the time a new course is presented. • The Bacc List is used by all 23 CSU’s to determine which CCC courses are transferable. • The Bacc List is updated by the Articulation Officer after courses have been approved by the Curriculum Committee.
Transfer Credit-UC • Proposed courses are sent annually to the UC Office of the President for review • Courses must meet criteria for transfer credit as outlined by the UC Office of the President • Credit is typically granted for courses on the basis of whether or not a similar course is offered at the at any one of the University of California Campuses • Approved courses will be included on the UC Transfer Course Agreement (UCTCA) and is now available for articulation with individual UC campuses.
Examples of Specific Guidelines for the Articulation of UC Transferable Courses Administration of Criminal Justice Courses should be comparable to those offered by the University at the lower-division level. Except for allowing one introductory course to the profession, the content of these courses should not specifically deal with the functional aspects of law enforcement. Mathematics In order to be appropriate for transfer, mathematics courses (including statistics) must have a prerequisite equivalent to two years of high school algebra. Theater Arts Theory courses, as well as performance and production courses, are articulated. Practical courses in Broadcasting (i.e., radio and TV), or other commercially-oriented courses, are not appropriate for transfer.
Transfer General Education CSU GE-Breadth (1993) Courses proposed for CSU GE must: 1)Transfer to CSU and meet the criteria established by the CSU GE Advisory Committees (E.O. 595) IGETC (1991) Courses proposed for IGETC must: 1)Transfer to both UC and CSU 2) Meet GE Criteria as established by the UC and CSU GE Advisory Committees (E.O. 595 for CSU GE; IGETC Notes/Policy for IGETC)
Course-To-Course AgreementsCabrillo’s GEOG 2=SJSU’s GEOG 10 • Course-to-course agreements identify courses that have been found to be comparable in pre-requisites, content, objectives, and unit value. • These type of agreements are negotiated by Cabrillo and individual campuses (CSU’s, UC’s, and Privates). • Course agreements can be used for admission, general education, and major preparation requirements.
Example of a Course Agreement www.assist.org Articulation Agreement by Department Effective during the 12-13 Academic Year To: San Jose State |From: Cabrillo College Semester |Semester ============================================================= ====Geography==== GEOG 1 Geography of Natural Environments (3) |GEOG 1 Physical Geography (3) (CAN GEOG 2) (CAN GEOG 2) | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GEOG 10 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY (3) |GEOG 2 Cultural Geography (3)(CAN GEOG 4) | (CAN GEOG 4) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- END OF DEPARTMENT
Major-to-Major Agreements • This type of articulation customizes course articulation to majors most commonly selected by transfer students • Major articulation provides a more direct path to prepare students for major preparation than that of course articulation alone. • Major articulation is negotiated between Cabrillo and each 4 year campus individually.
Transfer Requirements • Admission Requirements • Major Preparation • General Education • Electives
Articulation Deadlines • CSU Transfer Credit: Ongoing basis --Please consult with the Articulation Officer regarding deadlines for Fall, Spring and Summer update periods. • UC Transfer Course Agreement: June (and October) --Approved courses valid Fall semester of year submitted. • CSU GE Breadth: December --Approved courses valid following academic year. • IGETC: December --Approved courses valid following academic year.
Articulation Resources Cabrillo Articulation Website for Instructors http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/articulation/instructorpg.html ASSIST www.assist.org Thanks to Marie Boyd (Chaffey College), Bernie Day (Foothill College) and Allison Murray Pop (Long Beach City College) for their additional Slides.
Transfer Center • Resources • Classes: CG 1, CG 51, CG 54 • Workshops: • TAG – TAP • Class visits by SSA’s • Education Plan • Essay Writing Workshop • Essay review • Application Workshops – CSU and UC • Common Application input
Students often hear what they want to hear … • Instructors hear: • “My Counselor said this course doesn’t transfer!”” • Counselors hear: • “My instructor said this course transfers to UCSC!” Instructors are asked: ““Does this class meet a physical science Requirement?”
Questions YOU can ask the student: • Who exactly did you speak with? • Was this a ½ hour appt? or an express appt? • Suggest the student return to the original contact person/counselor for a ½ hour appt.
Do you have a Program of Study? (Major) • Do you have an education plan? • Refer them to an Education Plan workshop • Are you meeting regularly with a Counselor? i.e. at least 1x per semester • If the student indicates a desired goal of UCLA or UC Berkeley, and you see they are strong students – refer them to Honors