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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 |

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1 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 Tools for Success: Common Core, College and Career 2014 Conference

2 2 Overview Background on UCOP High School Articulation Connecting a-g to Common Core UCs role in improving college & career readiness Coming soon: A-G Course Management Portal New directions

3 3 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

4 4 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/updatehttps://doorways.ucop.edu/update

5 5 A-G Course Submission Timeline A-G Online Update website opens for course submissions on February 1, 2014 PHASE 1 February 1- May 31, 2014 New courses submitted may have up to 2 resubmission opportunities PHASE 2 June 1- July 31, 2014 New courses submitted may have 1 resubmission opportunity PHASE 3 August 1- September 15, 2014 New courses submitted have no resubmission opportunity All new course submissions and resubmissions are due by September 15, 2014 *January 1-July 15, 2014: Submission period for New School Information Forms to establish an a-g course list with UC

6 6 A-G Course Reviews Why take this course?Development of habits of mind: Outlook on learning & knowledge Ways of thinking & acting What will students learn in this course? Development of skills, abilities, competencies, proficiencies Development of depth, breadth, mastery of understanding How will this course contribute to students overall preparation for college-level study? Evidence of skills & content learned: Instructional methods/strategies Key assignments Formative & summative assessments

7 7 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

8 8 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.eduhttp://ucci.ucop.edu

9 9 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

10 10 New Directions: A-G CMP REVIEW of a-g course submissions REPOSITORY of a-g courses RESOURCE for college- preparatory curriculum in California

11 11 Vision Statement Increase preparation for and access to UC through efforts aligning with the Universitys 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

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13 13 Resources University of California Admissions –http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/ University of California a-g subject requirements: –A-G Course Lists – https://doorways.ucop.edu/listhttps://doorways.ucop.edu/list –A-G Online Update – https://doorways.ucop.edu/updatehttps://doorways.ucop.edu/update –A-G Guide – UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI) initiative: UC High School Articulation, Undergraduate Admissions – –Phone: (510)


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