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ARTICULATION 101 August 31, 2010 Ruth Cranley, MJC Articulation Officer Based On: California Articulation Policies and Procedures Handbook, Spring 2006.

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1 ARTICULATION 101 August 31, 2010 Ruth Cranley, MJC Articulation Officer Based On: California Articulation Policies and Procedures Handbook, Spring 2006

2 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

3 MJC Sends – CSU, UC, and others Receive

4 ARTICULATION: Vital to student success in California!

5 WHY? Articulation creates channels through which community college students seamlessly advance from two-year to four-year institutions to earn baccalaureate degrees.

6 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.

7 Our Students’ Transfer Journey

8 Articulation Another Faculty-Driven Process

9 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)

10 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)

11 California’s Articulation System

12 5 Categories of Articulation Agreements Baccalaureate Credit General Education/Breadth Course-to-Course (By Dept) Lower-Division Major Preparation

13 Baccalaureate Credit Agreements

14 Benefit of Baccalaureate Credit Agreements Students earn baccalaureate credit and/or elective credit for CSU, UC from completing approved/articulated courses at MJC.

15 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

16 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.

17 About GE/Breadth Agreements

18 About General Education/ Breadth Agreements Transfer patterns can be completed (certified) in full or in part.

19 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)

20 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

21 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

22 About Course-to Course Agreements

23 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.

24 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

25 About Major Preparation Agreements

26 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.

27 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

28 Websites of Importance Repository of articulations between community colleges and four year universities. 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.


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