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1 The Arizona Course Applicability System (AZ CAS): Overview for PVCC CAS Team Amy V. Fountain, Ph.D CAS Transfer Analyst, State of Arizona April 24, 2000

2 Preview b Overview of the System b How can AZ CAS be used in Advising? b What resources are available for you as part of AZ CAS? b Will your feedback matter? b Question and Answer

3 What do you need in order to use AZ CAS? b A connection to the WWW (via MAC or PC). The faster the better!The faster the better! b A computer with at least 32 megs of RAM. b A browser that is java-enabled, and accepts cookies. b To use CAS, print the Guided Tour for yourself!

4 How does AZ CAS work? b There are two software applications involved in creating AZ CAS: CAS and DARwin. b The data displayed in AZ CAS are maintained by the participating schools. CEG information is maintained by the target school.CEG information is maintained by the target school. Degree audit and course bank information are maintained by the school that offers the programs or courses.Degree audit and course bank information are maintained by the school that offers the programs or courses.

5 What are the functions of AZ CAS for users? b Course Equivalency Guide b Academic Programs b Course Information

6 CAS Provides Course Equivalency Information b Equivalencies can be viewed through the CEG Login as a GUEST (or as a MEMBER).Login as a GUEST (or as a MEMBER). Select View Course Equivalency GuideSelect View Course Equivalency Guide The CEG in CAS is different from the paper CEG:The CEG in CAS is different from the paper CEG:

7 Equivalencies can be viewed via Transfer Audits b Create an AZ CAS account and login as a MEMBER b Enter some Courses into your record (use the Course Bank method!). b Request a Planning Guide b This method allows you to see all equivalencies for source institution(s) courses at ONE target institution.

8 Equivalency information availability in AZ CAS: b Now: For the academic years through For the academic years through For transfer to ASU Main, ASU West, NAU and UAFor transfer to ASU Main, ASU West, NAU and UA For transfer from any Arizona Community CollegeFor transfer from any Arizona Community College b Soon: For courses taken in Fall 2000For courses taken in Fall 2000 –All ASU Main and ASU West equivalencies will be available by MAY 1, –All NAU and UA equivalencies will be available no later than AUGUST 1, 2000.

9 CAS provides Applicability information b Applicability information is viewed by creating Planning Guides Login as a MEMBER.Login as a MEMBER. Enter some courses.Enter some courses. Select Request Planning GuidesSelect Request Planning Guides

10 Applicability information availability in AZ CAS: b Now ASU (Main and West) programs for catalog years up to are available.ASU (Main and West) programs for catalog years up to are available. b Soon Some ASU programs for catalog 2001 will be available.Some ASU programs for catalog 2001 will be available. MCCCD will be producing AGEC programs and transfer pathway programs.MCCCD will be producing AGEC programs and transfer pathway programs. NAU and UA are planning to provide General Education/Liberal Studies programs.NAU and UA are planning to provide General Education/Liberal Studies programs. Pima College and Eastern Arizona College will be producing AGEC programs.Pima College and Eastern Arizona College will be producing AGEC programs.

11 What are some key strategies for using AZ CAS effectively? b If you have lots of courses to look up from one prefix at source institution, and you want to know their equivalencies at one or more target schools: Use the Course Equivalency GuideUse the Course Equivalency Guide b If you have lots of courses to look up from lots of source institutions, in lots of prefixes, and you want to know their equivalencies at one target school: Use the Transfer Audits (Planning Guides)Use the Transfer Audits (Planning Guides) b If you want to know about applicability of courses to a program: Use the Planning GuidesUse the Planning Guides

12 What are some key strategies for using AZ CAS effectively? b Use the weblinks in CAS To University Transfer GuidesTo University Transfer Guides To Community College and University CatalogsTo Community College and University Catalogs To the Arizona Transfer Articulation Support Systems siteTo the Arizona Transfer Articulation Support Systems site b Communicate with your PVCC CAS Team Share informationShare information Share strategiesShare strategies Share suggestions and commentsShare suggestions and comments

13 How can you get help using AZ CAS? b Technical help b Help finding information in CAS b Where should you send your feedback about AZ CAS?

14 Will your feedback Matter? YES! b The AZ CAS Project is part of a Development Partnership b Your feedback and suggestions are a crucial part of the ongoing development of the Course Applicability System, both in the State of Arizona, and Nationwide.

15 Review b Overview of the System b How can AZ CAS be used in Advising? b What resources are available for you as part of AZ CAS? b Question and Answer

16 Contact Information Amy Fountain, Ph.D. CAS Transfer Analyst, State of Arizona Pima College District Offices 4905B E. Broadway B204, Tucson AZ phone: fax:


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