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  1. Career Pathways, 2+2+2: Traps & Barriers Jane Patton, Vice President Wheeler North, Curriculum Chair ASCCC Curriculum Institute 2008

  2. Where students have been; Where they will go • Curriculum does not exist in a vacuum • depends on student prep & goals • Faculty challenge: students’ level of preparation • Hence BSI and new grad. reqs (Math & English) • We articulate in 2 directions • With universities • With high schools and ROCPs Curriculum Institute 2008

  3. Curriculum helps/hinders progression • Describe students’ progression from high school: • Basic Skills • Occupational • Transfer-oriented • Compare the high school curriculum to college: • Honors • Occupational/ CTE (“Career Technical Education”) • Reading, math, English Curriculum Institute 2008

  4. Where are the traps or barriers? Curriculum Institute 2008

  5. What’s our role as faculty? • Ensuring students’ pathways • from secondary, to colleges, through colleges, to work or universities • Considering multiple student needs: • noncredit • basic skills • occupational • transfer • Considering the overall curriculum---the “big picture” Curriculum Institute 2008

  6. The Context of Curriculum ßInputß“Throughput” ßOutput Curriculum Institute 2008

  7. 2+2 2+2+2 Middle College Early College High School Concurrent /Dual Enrollment Tech Prep School-to-Career (federal name: STW) SB 70 (Scott) Various Secondary / Postsecondary Linkage Efforts

  8. Benefits to linking schools & colleges FOR THE H.S. STUDENTS • Clearer expectations • May not need to repeat • Feel connected to college • Motivation to graduate FOR THE COLLEGE/PROGRAMS • Recruitment • Better prepared students • Higher retention & completion rates • More motivated students Curriculum Institute 2008

  9. Project’s goal: To facilitate articulation between high schools, ROCPs and colleges

  10. Opportunities for CCC faculty to develop agreements with teachers • Database of agreements • Outreach to students, parents, staff • Goal: More transportability of articulation agreements Activities

  11. Sequence • Discipline groups develop articulation templates. • Templates disseminated for field input. • Once approved, added to new database. • Local articulation agreements written using templates • New articulation agreements put into database • Available statewide

  12. Status • 40 discipline groups convened • 90 templates drafted • Agreements being written to templates • Outreach & marketing begun (internal/external) • Regional articulation meetings held • Articulation Handbook developed • Tools for hosting articulation events

  13. Discipline groups so far. . . • Administration of Justice • Agricultural Business • Animation • Animal Science • Allied Health • Automotive Technology & Repair • Biological Science/ Biological Technology • Building Trades and Construction • Business/ Accounting/E commerce • Child Development • CISCO/ A+ • Computer Information Science (CIS) • Dental Assisting • Design Drafting • Engineering/Applied Technology • Fashion • Fire Science • Gaming • Geospatial Technologies (GIS/GPS) • Graphic Design • Health Occupations/CNA/ HHA • Hospitality/ Culinary Arts/Hotel • Interior Design • IT Applications • IT Web Design • Landscape Design • Logistics • Machining / CAM • Marketing • Medical Assisting • Office Technology • Ornamental Horticulture • Photography • Retail • Robotics • Sustainable Construction (Green Construction) • Video Production • Welding Go to www.statewidepathways.org for updates

  14. Next steps • Local & Regional articulation meetings • Populate database of agreements • More templates • Outreach: parents, students, staff & faculty • Collaboration with other projects & groups • Transcript issues • University articulation issues

  15. Your Role • Share project info. (occupational faculty) • Speak to Tech Prep Director & A.O. • Check websitewww.statewidepathways.org • Volunteer yourself and others • Help ensure your local processes give students credit they earned

  16. Resources • www.statewidepathways.org • Email: info@statewidepathways.org • Tech Prep Directors • Academic Senate (916) 445-4753

  17. Linking schools & colleges: Trends • Concurrent enrollment • Competency statements • Collaboratives • Besides CTE links, talks are starting RE: English, math, etc. Curriculum Institute 2008

  18. What’s the role for curriculum members? • Ensure COR and catalogs have correct designations • Work with Articulation Officer • Support discipline faculty as they participate in articulation agreements • Communicate with Tech Prep Director • Work with your academic senate in considering the the “big picture” of your curriculum: are courses a pathway or obstacle? Curriculum Institute 2008

  19. Marketing our Colleges Statewide marketing campaign: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges