SCC CAMPUS LEADERSHIP TASKFORCE CHARGING DOCUMENT
Articulation and Transfer Taskforce
President Lambert has articulated a vision that Shoreline Community College will strive to be a
world class educational leader, capitalizing on its current strengths in many areas and creating
new opportunities for growth by offering innovative, high-quality academic programs and co-
curricular activities. As the college moves forward, its strategy must also deploy the strengths
of its current academic programs and embrace bold, innovative approaches to solving new
The Office of Academic and Student Affairs will convene the taskforce and provide its charge.
P/SET, with the Strategic Planning /Budget Committee and the College Council, will validate and
implement recommendations regarding an articulation and transfer plan for the campus,
through the efforts of the Articulation and Transfer Taskforce (ATT). The plan will address the
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’ Standards, specifically Standard 2.C.8:
…In accepting transfer credit, the receiving institution ensures that the credit accepted is
appropriate for its programs and comparable in nature, content, academic quality, and level to
credit it offers. Where patterns of student enrollment between institutions are identified, the
institution develops articulation agreements between the institutions. (partial statement from
Once the plan has been reviewed and approved by Strategic Planning/Budget, College Council
and P/SET, an implementation leadership team will be created.
Roles and responsibilities of the Articulation and Transfer Taskforce endeavor are outlined
P/SET will continue to serve its primary decision-making role on all final decisions related to the
College’s strategic initiatives and will be provided information and recommendations for all
articulation and conditional acceptance agreements. The Articulation and Transfer Taskforce
will work with and report to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
Articulation and Transfer Taskforce
By December 1, 2011, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, working with the Faculty
Senate, will select and appoint six to eight (6-8) faculty to serve on ATT. The composition of the
group will be as follows:
One faculty advisor from each academic division
Two staff recommended by the Executive Director of International Education
One Dean (Chair) appointed by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs
One student appointed by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs
One staff (ex officio) from the Public Information Office
Confidential Assistant to Office of Academic and Student Affairs (ex officio)
Criteria for selection and appointment to ATT may include, but will not necessarily be limited
to: 1.) individual expertise; 2.) functional area of responsibility at the college; 3.) time
availability; and/or 4.) leadership experience.
Charge to the Articulation and Transfer Taskforce
Led by a Chair and Vice-Chair, the ATT will be charged with delivering a white paper providing
the following to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs and P/SET:
Articulate the benefits of articulation agreements for students wishing to transfer into and from the
Establish guidelines and definitions regarding various kinds of articulation agreements among institutions.
Recommend criteria to be considered when other institutions want to be articulated with the College,
particularly private institutions. (How do we monitor how they market their relationships with us?)
Recommend a process and cycle for review and updating of agreements to keep them current.
Identify roles and reporting structures of governance structures such as Curriculum Committee, Dean
Team, Office of Instruction, P/SET, etc.
Develop content for a webpage to be connected to the Instructional website; align website with SOPs of
Recommend language in the articulation agreement that can assist in tracking SCC students' progress
after they transfer to another institution with which the College has an agreement.
Work closely with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for annual updating of agreements.
Recommend publication of articulation agreements for easy availability on website and print materials
Assist with drafting the College response to Accreditation Standard 2.C.8
Describe the relationship between Shoreline’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) practices and procedures
with all articulation agreements.
These analyses and recommendations will take the form of a final document which will be
submitted to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs on February 29, 2012.
ATT Administration, Management and Reporting
ATT will report directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. P/SET will receive
regular reports and final recommendations through the VPASA.
ATT will complete its work primarily as an integrated team. For specific tasks it may use
the “workgroup” model, whereby various strategic workgroups are put in place to
accomplish individual tasks.
Once appointed, members of ATT will be expected to:
1. Create specific charge statements for each group as necessary.
2. Identify and recommend individuals to serve as leaders and members of each
P/SET and VPASA will review and approve all workgroup recommendations.
ATT’s primary roles (in addition to the completion of a final document) will be to lead,
direct and manage the entire process, as well as hold any workgroup leaders
accountable for fulfilling the workgroup’s charge.
ATT will provide regular updates on its work and progress to the College Council, the
Faculty Senate and the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee.
Each workgroup leader is expected to manage the work of her/his workgroup, coordinate as
needed with other workgroups, attend ATT meetings as needed and communicate regularly