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1 Presenters: Lisa Lawrenson, American River College Ken Nather, CCC Chancellor’s Office Michelle Pilati, Academic Senate Jeff Spano, CCC Chancellor’s Office April 19, 2012 SB 1440: Where are we now and what’s next?

2 Agenda Brief Background and Overview Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) – Rationale, current status, and plans for the future TMC and CSU AA-T and AS-T Update Developing Associate Degrees for Transfer Informing our students Associate Degrees for Transfer – a local perspective

3  Signed Sept 2010 and now effective for the 2011-12 academic year  To earn an “associate degree for transfer” a student must complete 60 transferable semester units that include:  IGETC or CSU General Education requirements  18 or more units in a major or area of emphasis, as defined by the CCC  No additional local graduation requirements Minimum GPA of 2.0 SB 1440 (Padilla) Ed. Code §66746-49

4  Guaranteed admission with junior status somewhere in the CSU system  CSU must accept all 60 units that make up the degree  CSU must enable the student to complete the baccalaureate degree within 60 units  CSU cannot require the student to repeat courses that are similar to those already taken at the community college Benefits for Students

5 Co-Chairs: Erik SkinnerExecutive Vice Chancellor for Programs, CCC Ephraim SmithExecutive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, CSU CCC Members:CSU Members: Eloy OakleySuperintendent/President Milton Gordon Pamela Deegan Chief Instructional Officer Donald Para Carsbia AndersonChief Student Services Officer Douglas Freer Sue Granger-DicksonTransfer Center/Admissions Dir. Sandra Cook Michelle PilatiAcademic Senate James Postma Beth SmithAcademic Senate Andrea Renwanz-Boyle Jeffrey FengStudent Senate Gregory Washington Linda MichalowskiChancellor’s Office Eric Forbes Implementation and Oversight Committee

6  “Priority admission” defined for students enrolling at their local CSU or in a CSU major deemed “similar”  Process implemented to identify students intending to transfer with a degree in Fall 2012  Joint Web site created for staff and faculty:  Requirement that degrees be available to students beginning in the Fall 2011 term met Progress to Date

7 Curricular Side of SB 1440 Work began between CSU and CCC Academic Senate prior to the bill’s signing Curricular elements dealt with at the 1440 Intersegmental Curriculum Workgroup (ICW) Representatives from CSU and CCC Academic Senates and COs, 1 CCC CIO

8 TMC – A Statewide Solution While the legislation does not call for a statewide approach, the faculty from the two segments believed this would make more sense. Ultimate goal? One degree per major that prepares students for ANY CSU with that major.

9 What’s a TMC (Transfer Model Curriculum)? Developed & vetted intersegmentally (CCC and CSU) Built on the C-ID system Represents faculty consensus Serves as a blueprint to guide local associate degree for transfer (AA-T or AS-T) development Provides for some uniformity as well as local options – “Core” requirements – Others are options for your local degree – Faculty can narrow the course options or pass choices on to students. Some TMCs are narrow and more prescriptive; others are more open. It depends on the discipline. What if you don’t presently offer a required core course? – It must be developed


11 AA-T or AS-T Developed by Colleges, Approved by CCC Chancellor’s Office Transfer Model Curriculum C-ID How Do Degrees Get Developed?

12 Local Roles in Degree Development Process Discipline Faculty: Develop an AA-T or AS-T in a major aligned with TMC; select the best options from TMC. Curriculum Committee: Facilitates the local approval process through Board of Trustees. Articulation Officer: Submits courses for C-ID approval and assists departments with articulation questions and ASSIST documentation. Counselors: Provide input on major and GE unit requirements and facilitate communication of new degree requirements and benefits to students. Administrators: Ensure compliance with SB 1440 and Program and Course Approval Handbook (PCAH); oversee process of submitting proposal to CCC Chancellor’s Office

13 Top Ten Frequently Requested Revisions 10.Course Outline of Record not uploaded. 9.For CTE proposals – Labor Market Information not provided. 8.For new degree programs – general statement on fees, admissions criteria, accreditation standards missing. 7.For new degree programs – general statement about available resources missing.

14 Top Ten Frequently Requested Revisions 6.Missing explanation of place new program will have in curriculum. 5.Missing explanation of how the degree will benefit the students. 4.No summary table of major, GE, and elective units in Program Requirements. 3.Critical elements of CEC 66746 missing from Catalog Description. 2.Description of program area goals and objectives missing and degree title incorrect.

15 Number 1 Revision Request Missing or incorrect articulation and transfer documentation.

16 New Program Proposal Resources C-ID draft and final course descriptors List of draft and final TMCs Curriculum Information Instructions for Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T and AS-T) Associate Degree for Transfer Templates (Word format) Examples of approved AA-T and AS-T degrees with documentation Model CCC Catalog Language for AA-T/AS-T Degrees and C-ID Counseling Information AA-T and AS-T Degrees Available CSU Determination of “Similar” Majors by Campus Admission Information Counselor Factors to Consider Curri culum Inventory CCC-501 – New Credit Program CCC-510 - Substantial Changes to an Approved Credit Program

17 ACCJC Substantive Change If the AA-T/AS-T degrees are significantly developed from curriculum already being offered by college full substantive change review not required College needs to address 4.2, Step I on page 13 of ACCJC June 2011 Substantive Change Manual In response to 4.2, Step I, provide: – Description of change – Need for change – Anticipated effects ACCJC will respond with a formal letter and copy U.S. Dept. of Education acknowledging transfer degree

18 CSU Goals for AA-T/AS-T Acceptance All CSU campuses will have at least one degree designated as “similar” in each TMC major offered by the end of the Spring 2012 term


20 Communications URL California Community Colleges and CSU developing content and back pages

21 Communications Social media will be an important component of the Associate Degree for Transfer program. Other social media platforms will cross-promote the Associate Degree for Transfer website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

22 SB 1440 Implementation American River College Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson, PhD. Associate Vice President of Instruction

23 ARC Process Vetting TMC released on C-ID Faculty develop AA-T/AS-T degree Degree sent through local & district curriculum Locally approved degree proposals sent to Chancellor’s Office via CurricuNET State Chancellor’s Office approves/ makes suggested changes to proposals

24 Vetting Curriculum Chair notifies department that an AA-T/AS-T degree is being vetted Department Chair encourages participation in the vetting process Curriculum chair monitors deadlines and sends reminders to department chairs

25 TMC Released Curriculum Chair notifies Department Chair about approved TMC Curriculum Chair encourages development of AA-T or AS-T degree Department decides whether or not to create the degree

26 Faculty Development of Degree Faculty review the proposed TMC and Curriculum Handbook guidelines Faculty decide whether or not to develop an AA-T/AS- T degree Faculty send degree through local/district curriculum processes

27 State Chancellor’s Office Locally approved degree proposals sent to State Chancellor’s Office State Chancellor’s Office approves (or makes suggested changes) to proposals

28 ARC’s Approved AA-T/AS-T Degrees AA-T Degrees Communication Studies Psychology Sociology Studio Arts AS-T Degrees Administration of Justice Early Childhood Education Geology Math Physics

29 ARC’s Pending AA-T/AS-T Degrees Business Administration (CCCCO status) English (CCCCO status) History (CCCCO status) Kinesiology (CCCCO status) Chemistry (Tech Review status) Music (Tech Review status) Elementary Education (Draft status)

30 Strategies/Insights  CIO and curriculum chair communicate openly  AA-T/AS-T degree implementation is discussed at college wide events (convocation, department meetings, etc.)  Articulation officer works closely with developers  Curriculum chair and academic senate work closely together  Faculty leaders create first AA-T/AS-T degrees as models  Faculty are aware of completion agenda/budget issues  Campuses use Chancellor’s Office, C-ID, and other available resources

31 For more information: CCC and CSU SB 1440 CCC Academic Contact us: Lisa Ken Michelle Jeff

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