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					Articulation 101

Or, How Articulation Officers Can Help
     Strengthen Your Curriculum

           2008 Curriculum Institute
                     Berta Cuaron, Palomar     College
                  Pam Deegan, Mira Costa       College
                   Kate Clark, Irvine Valley   College
              Dave DeGroot, Allan Hancock      College
Today’s Objectives
   What articulation means and how it’s achieved
   How AOs serve your students
   How AOs can broaden curriculum perspectives
   How AOs can serve your curriculum process
    and promote its integrity
   How AOs can further curriculum development
   How AOs promote the quality, comparability,
    and currency of Course Outlines of Record
    (CORs)
   How the institution can support AOs
     Articulation Defined
   High School to College
       CTE
       Early College
   Basis for Transfer
       General Education: IGETC or CSU GE-Breadth
       Transferable Major Preparation Courses
       4-2-4 Transfers
   Intrasegmental Transfer (CC to CC)
   Bilateral Agreements between CCC and
    baccalaureate granting institutions (public and
    private): C-to-C
       Course-to-Course
       College-by-College
       Contact-by-Contact
   Tools of the Articulation Trade
       CIAC (California Intersegmental Articulation
        Council) http://ciac.csusb.edu/ciac/
         •   List-serv http://ciac.csusb.edu/ciac/mailinglist.html
         •   Handbook http://ciac.csusb.edu/ciac/handbook.html
         •   Mentors
         •   Regional and State Meetings
                   http://ciac.csusb.edu/ciac/calendar.html
       ASSIST: www.assist.org
                 OSCAR
       Transfer Center Website: www.cacctcw.org
       Local or Regional Memberships
Articulation Officers Assist
Students
 Access to current information needed
  for smooth transfer
 Changes in major preparation
  requirements impacting readiness
 Advisement information

 Connections to counseling faculty

 Advocacy for students’ best interests
        AOs Bring Another Perspective to
        Local Curricular Decisions

   Emergent Trends
   Broadened Intersegmental Contacts
   Catalogue Contents
   External Deadlines
       ASSIST Updates
       UC Transfer Course Agreements (TCA)
       IGETC/CSU GE-Breadth
       System Office Curriculum Summaries
       Multi-College District Restrictions
         AOs Promote the Integrity of
         the Curriculum Process
   Contributions to a Technical Review
       Expectations of UC, CSU
       Responses to IGETC (Intersegmental Major
        Preparation Articulated Curriculum) Guidelines
       Compliance Issues and Appropriateness as a Lower
        Division Course
       Awareness of other published expectations
         •   LDTP www.calstate.edu/acadaff/ldtp/index.shtml
         •   UC Transfer Pathways www.uctransfer.org
         •   C-ID
         •   Professional organizations
       Articulation Officers Can Promote
       Curriculum Development
   Suggest new courses or programs
   Negotiate with university AOs on behalf of
    departmental faculty
   Identify similar courses at other colleges
    (OSCAR) and provide models
   Work one-on-one with faculty
   Encourage interdepartmental collaboration
   Assist in development of curriculum
    management systems
       Course Outlines of Record (CORs):
       Quality

   Elements of Quality
     Papers   and Handbooks in Binder
     Rigor
     Integrated  Outline
     Accurate Reflection of Actual Course
     Special information
       • Honors, dated texts
       Course Outlines of Record (CORs):
       Comparability and Currency

   Need for Comparability
       • Comparable lower division UC/CSU Courses
       • Units
       • Prerequisites
       • Content
       • Currency and nature of books
       • Comparability to other CCC courses
       • Assignments and Methods of evaluation
       • Learning outcomes/Course objectives
       • Explicit lab components and lab manual
          Course Outlines of Record (CORs):
          Comparability and Currency


   Need for Currency of CORs
       Student Right-to-Know
       Accreditation
       Stipulation for Articulation
       Institutional Support and Enforcement
        Institutional Support for
        Articulation
   Articulation Assistance: Human and spatial
    resources
   Replacement of Lost Grant $5000
       Memberships
       Travel
         • CIAC Meetings, Counselor Conferences (UC,CSU, USC)
         • Regional Meetings (2-7 times each year)
         • ASCCC Institutes and Plenary Sessions
       Training
       Duplication and Training of Faculty/Flex
       Supplies and Equipment
Other Questions?

     Thank you for coming.

				
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