Presentation on theme: "Institution Name 2008-2009. Overview of the Arizona Transfer Articulation Support System (ATASS) – Goals of the ATF Implement the Arizona Transfer Model."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of the Arizona Transfer Articulation Support System (ATASS) – Goals of the ATF Implement the Arizona Transfer Model to ensure that community and tribal college students may transfer to Arizona public universities with maximum use of credit toward a baccalaureate degree Anticipate and/or resolve transfer issues Cooperatively exchange articulation information Engage in statewide program and curriculum development and revision discussions Discuss potential program partnerships and agreements Build and maintain collaborative relationships in support of these goals
Overview of the NEW AZTransfer Website: Community College Students University Students Advisors Click on Faculty/Admin in the lower lefthand corner of the home page
ATF Portal Pages Each ATF has a portal page A one-stop page for your ATF Meeting information Agenda Link to past ATF Reports Common Course Matrices ATF CEG Pages Contacts for your ATF Major Guides for your discipline Listserv address
ATF Meeting Discussion Joint curriculum planning Anticipated program changes Admission requirement changes Potential advising issues Importance of communication among institutions and sectors Set date and time for the next academic year Select chair (serves for academic year) Identify host and meeting location
Outcomes of Meeting Confirm current baccalaureate degrees within the discipline that articulate with 2 year transfer degrees Recommend placement of new baccalaureate degrees in pathways with which they articulate Recommend ways to increase commonality among lower-division requirements of majors shared by 2 or more institutions – AGEC & common courses
Outcomes of Meeting contd Recommend appropriate level for proposed new courses (lower division/upper division) Recommend appropriate AGEC for new programs Recommend changes and updates to common courses Recommend changes and updates to CAS (u.select) Recommend changes and updates to CEG
ATF Meeting Materials 30 days prior to meeting Chair & host will receive instructional letter and sample agenda via from articulation facilitator ATAC facilitator will be copied on message ATAC facilitator will contact chair to assist with meeting arrangements and coordinating agenda ATF members will receive meeting announcement via from the articulation facilitator Following these messages, ATF chair should contact members via listserv and forward draft agenda ATF chair should consult with meeting host regarding meeting arrangements
Role of ATF Chair prior to ATF Meeting Collect and develop agenda items based on prior meeting notes, issues presented to ATF members and review of materials provided by articulation facilitator Send ATF meeting agenda and information to members – 2 ways to complete and send Online through Chatlines link– agenda will be posted on ATF Meeting Calendar and ATF Portal Page If agenda is posted on ATF calendar, send note to listserv when posted Word document(s) attached to meeting announcement via ATF listserv Ask members to bring CEG pages with proposed changes, if any Bring the following item to the ATF meeting: One copy of the Common Course Matrix (or Matrices)
Role of ATF Chair at ATF Meeting Make arrangements for notes to be taken during meeting – ensure recommendations, decisions and unresolved issues are recorded for report Lead discussion Voting All changes must be voted upon Results of voting must be recorded and reported in Chair Report Only 1 vote per institution/district – not per campus Lead members or designee votes on behalf of institution
Role of ATF Chair following ATF Meeting Reporting via Chatlines application link ATAC facilitator for the meeting will begin ATF Report and contact chair ATF chair follows link to Chatlines application ATF chair should revise and complete the ATF Report and save changes Once the ATF chair has completed the report, the ATAC facilitator will review and submit Represent ATF in any further discussions or meetings related to articulation If the ATF requests that an item go to APASC, the chair may need to attend APASC on behalf of the ATF
Chair Reporting Process Within 14 days of the ATF meeting, an ATF Report must be initiated by the ATAC facilitator, and sent to the chair to review and make changes. ATF Meeting Calendar and ATF Portal page will be updated when ATF Report is submitted through Chatlines application. Timely submission is essential! Without an ATF Report, no meeting decisions can be recorded by statewide staff.
Meeting Notes Meeting attendees (name and institution) Include meeting recommendations, decisions and unresolved issues Voting outcomes should be included Send as an attachment to online ATF Report Handouts from meeting should be included as part of the ATF Report –electronic copies should be provided to the ATAC facilitator for posting
Conclusion Issues discussed and the recommendations made by the ATFs directly influence student transfer. ATF participation is the foundation for building the cooperative and collaborative relationships that support and sustain student transfer in Arizona. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
Contact Information for Statewide Staff Ann Huber, M.Ed. Articulation Facilitator Mike Hensley, Ph.D. ATASS Business Analyst