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ARTICULATION 101 August 31, 2010 Ruth Cranley, MJC Articulation Officer Based On: California Articulation Policies and Procedures Handbook, Spring 2006
What is Course Articulation? “The process of developing a formal, bilateral, written agreement that identifies a course (or sequence of courses) on a “sending” campus that are comparable to, or acceptable in lieu of, specific course requirements at a “receiving” campus.” - California Articulation Policies and Procedures Handbook, Spring 2006
ARTICULATION: Vital to student success in California!
WHY? Articulation creates channels through which community college students seamlessly advance from two-year to four-year institutions to earn baccalaureate degrees.
Importance of Articulation Assures students & faculty that the transfer student has had the necessary background, instruction, and preparation while attending the sending institution allowing the student to progress to sequential coursework at the receiving institution.
Role of MJC Faculty in Articulation Process Faculty member(s) develop course outline review and approve course outline Curriculum Committee reviews and approves course outline Articulation Officer submits to: Receiving Institution (Articulation Agreements) System Offices (TCA, CSU-GE, IGETC)
Role of Receiving Faculty in Articulation Process Review MJC course outline Identify comparable courses at receiving institution Authorize acceptance of specific courses Individual Faculty members/departments System Review Committees (TCA, CSU-GE, IGETC)
Benefit of Baccalaureate Credit Agreements Students earn baccalaureate credit and/or elective credit for CSU, UC from completing approved/articulated courses at MJC.
Establishing Baccalaureate Credit Agreements FOR CSU: Faculty Authors should follow CSU-EO 167 when creating/modifying courses FOR UC Follow UC Transferable Course Agreement Guidelines FOR INDEPENDENTS No guidelines available, seek guidance from MJC Articulation Officer
Benefit of General Education/Breadth Agreements By completing a pattern of coursework at MJC, students fulfill lower-division GE/breadth requirements for bachelor’s degree at CSU, UC, and independent institutions.
About General Education/ Breadth Agreements Transfer patterns can be completed (certified) in full or in part.
Establishing GE/ Breadth Agreements for CSU For CSU-GE faculty Authors should follow CSU-GE Guidelines (CSU-EO 1033) US History, Constitution & American Ideals Guidelines (CSU-EO 405)
Establishing GE/Breadth Agreements for IGETC IGETC/CSU: Faculty Authors should follow IGETC Guidelines IGETC/UC: Faculty Authors should follow IGETC Guidelines or, for campus-specific requirements, see MJC Articulation Officer
Establishing GE/Breadth Agreements for Independent Colleges Faculty authors should consult with MJC Articulation Officer regarding existing GE Agreements or policies on acceptance of IGETC or CSU-GE partial or full certification
Benefits of Course-to-Course Agreements Students can take a course at MJC outside of a major that may fulfill specific requirements (e.g. elective credit, GE, etc.) for baccalaureate degree at UC, CSU or independent institutions.
Purpose of Course-to-Course Agreements To determine if a particular course within a department at a sending institution is comparable to a corresponding course at a particular campus or university. Note: Such agreements are referred to as “By Department” Agreements at www.assist.org)www.assist.org
Benefit of Major-Preparation Agreements Students can take a comparable course at MJC to satisfy lower-division major specific preparation required at the transfer institution.
Major Preparation Agreements These agreements indicate how lower-division courses satisfy specific requirements for various majors or academic programs on a campus. Major Preparation Agreements include courses from a variety of departments (Referred to as “Major Agreement” at www.assist.org) www.assist.org
Websites of Importance www.assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html Repository of articulations between community colleges and four year universities. www.info.assist.org/ Faculty can perform eight different searches- Course Search and Course Articulation Summary being the most popular. Refer to the handout in your binder for detailed information of reports available to you.