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Alternative Intermediate Algebra (IA) and the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Fall 2008 – JAOG taskforce convened due to UW concerns about Alt IA courses.

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1 Alternative Intermediate Algebra (IA) and the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Fall 2008 – JAOG taskforce convened due to UW concerns about Alt IA courses now at 4-5 Washington CCs. 3-year “hold harmless” agreement reached May, 2009 recommendation to JAOG. 1. “Remove the current reference to ‘intermediate algebra proficiency” from the DTA’ 2. Replace the current Q/SR requirement with: ‘College level math course (5 credits) intended for transfer. Excludes professional-technical math courses.’”

2 IA and DTA – Rationale “Reinforces the mutual acceptance of college-level coursework as demonstrating college-level proficiency Puts the DTA in line with the statewide move to higher math standards Acknowledges the broader array of college-level math courses available to meet the DTA requirement than when the current DTA language was developed. Avoids any need to align contents of IA with high school Algebra II, allowing the CTCs to determine the most effective means to remediate adult learners Provides a legitimate way to remove precollege-requirements from the DTA”

3 IA and DTA – Next Steps JOAG responded positively and wants feedback from CTCs Recommendation will go to transfer deans council (ATC) in fall of 2009. Transfer deans will seek input from their individual colleges and bring feedback to JAOG Limits Q/SR requirement to MATH-prefix courses Alt IA and Philosophy combo are problematic to UW. Current struggles/confusion over curricular decision making. Who controls the curriculum: JAOG, IC, ATC, UW?

4 Patrick Averbeck patrick.averbeck@edcc.edu Helen Burn hburn@highline.edu


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