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1 Monica H. Lin, Ph.D. Undergraduate Admissions – Articulation UC Office of the President Learn More from UC about A-G

2 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 Overview 2  Background on UCOP High School Articulation  Major “a-g” enhancements & policy updates  Connecting “a-g” to Common Core  UC’s role in improving college & career readiness  Coming soon: A-G Course Management Portal  Future directions

3 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 UCOP High School Articulation 3  What is articulation?  Our mission: –Communicate & implement UC faculty “a-g” policy –Evaluate high school courses for quality & rigor –Support California educators and administrators –Facilitate students’ preparation for college

4 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 A-G Course Lists 4  UC / CSU admission requirements: 15-course pattern of “a-g” college-preparatory courses  UC reviews high school courses based on criteria established by UC faculty  Approved courses appear on “a-g” course lists used in University admission evaluations  Submit “a-g” courses and revisions online

5 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 A-G Course Submission Timeline 5 February 1 Opening of A-G Course Submission Cycle PHASE 1 February 1 to May 31 New courses may have up to 2 resubmission opportunities PHASE 2 June 1 to July 31 New courses may have 1 resubmission opportunity PHASE 3 August 1 to September 15 New courses have no resubmission opportunity September 15 Final deadline for new course submissions and resubmissions

6 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 A-G Course Reviews 6 Why take this course?Outlook on learning & knowledge Ways of thinking & acting What will a student learn in this course? Skills, abilities, competencies, proficiencies Depth, breadth, mastery of understanding How will this course contribute to a student’s overall preparation for college-level study? Evidence of skills & content learned Key assignments Formative & summative assessments

7 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 A-G Enhancements 7  Collaborated with UC faculty to clarify & update the “a-g” course criteria –Consistency between goals of “a-g” subject requirements & goals of Common Core  In progress: new “a-g” course evaluation rubrics

8 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 Policy Update: UC Honors A-G Courses 8 UC faculty-approved policy revisions, effective :  No limits on UC-designated honors courses approved for a school’s “a-g” list  School-created, college-preparatory elective (“g”) honors courses eligible for UC honors  UC honors courses must have a non-honors equivalent, but simultaneous offerings not required  Allow 10 th grade courses to qualify for UC honors

9 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 Connecting A-G to Common Core 9  Alignment of “a-g” goals & Common Core goals  Math (“c”) subject requirement – concerns RE transition to CCSS –Math course sequencing –Both traditional & integrated math accepted by UC

10 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 Improving College & Career Readiness 10  UC highly encourages integrated courses –Traditional academics & career technical education (CTE)  UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI) Initiative –UCCI Institutes –UCCI Teacher Exchange Program –http://ucci.ucop.eduhttp://ucci.ucop.edu

11 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 A-G Course Management Portal (CMP) 11  New feature highlights: –Individual user registration & system access –Streamlined course submission form –Access to all approved “a-g” course descriptions REVIEW of “a-g” course submissions REPOSITORY of “a-g” courses RESOURCE for college- preparatory curriculum in California

12 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2014 Vision Statement 12 Increase students’ preparation for and access to UC through:  Teaching –Provide statewide resource for college-preparatory curriculum –Create a collaborative online faculty community  Research –Offer “a-g” data mine for research & policymaking  Public service –Deliver “a-g” and UCCI outreach/training programs

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14 UC COUNSELOR CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER  University of California Undergraduate Admissions –http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/  University of California “a-g” subject requirements –A-G Course Lists – https://doorways.ucop.edu/list –A-G Online Update – https://doorways.ucop.edu/update –A-G Guide –  UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI) Initiative –http://ucci.ucop.edu  UCOP High School Articulation – –Phone: (510)


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