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Articulation at College of the Redwoods

Prepared by Juana Esty, August 2016

Articulation Officers
Juana Esty (through December 2016)
Jennifer Burlison (in training, effective January 2017)
Shemya Vaughn (in training, effective January 2017)

Submitting Courses for CSU-GE or IGETC Review

Courses are submitted annually in December from our campus articulation office to the state general education review. Results from the state review are typically received in late March or early April and effective term is retroactive to the fall semester they were submitted for review. To submit course work for GE Review, it is desirable to do so at the same time as you are submitting a new course or submitting a course revision to the Curriculum Committee.  

Faculty should complete the GE requests on the course outline and can contact the Curriculum Chair or Articulation Officer for more information regarding these requests. If you need any assistance determining whether a current course is eligible for any GE Areas or are looking to revise or develop a GE course, you can contact the Articulation Officer for more details on requirements or guidelines. 


Guide to Developing UC & CSU Transferable Courses

When developing transferable courses (numbered 1-99) it is helpful to locate a lower division comparable course taught at California State University (CSU) or the University of California (UC). If a course from CSU is cited and it is an appropriate comparable course, the Articulation Officer designates the course as CSU transferable after approval from the State Chancellor’s Office. If a course from UC is cited, the Articulation Officer must submit the course outline to the UC Office of the President (UCOP) for review and approval.
UC proposed courses are submitted to UCOP once a year in June. Additionally, citing a lower division parallel is the best way to ensure that the course can be articulated or submitted for the IGETC or CSU General Education/Breadth requirements.

UC Courses
• CR’s UC transferable courses are numbered 1-99
• It is highly recommended that there is at least one lower division comparable course at any UC campus.
• UC courses must follow the timeline provided by CR and have to go through the formal submission process via UCTCA in June of each year. They must be approved by UCOP prior to being offered on campus as UC transferable courses.

CSU Courses
• CR’s CSU transferable courses are numbered 1-99
• It is a highly recommended that there is at least one lower division comparable courses identified at one of the CSU campuses. 

ASSIST.ORG

How to locate lower division comparable courses utilizing ASSIST:

ASSIST Maintenance Reports can be run to research where courses are taught--whether at a 4yr. or a CCC. You can also search for Lower Division parallel courses.
To run a maintenance report go to:
• 
http://info.assist.org/ use the pull down menu under Database--go to:
• ASSIST Maintenance Reports--click on the link ("Click here to go to the ASSIST Maintenance Reports") and sign in using the username:
REDWOODSFAC and the password: Copper.
• Now go to Course Search (in the menu bar on the left) and using the pull down menus ("ALL INSTITUTIONS") and your Course Title (or components of your course title) run a report (NOTE: you do NOT need to fill in all the fields). The report will show where a course is taught and other essential info for the lower division parallel.

If you have any questions during development or revision of transferable coursework, please contact an Articulation Officer.  


Articulation Proposal Requests

Current Course Articulation: 

How to locate your discipline’s current and/or historical Course-to-Course Articulation utilizing ASSIST:

ASSIST Maintenance Reports can be run to research where your courses are currently articulated to other similar courses at CSU and UC Campuses. 
To run a maintenance report go to:
• 
http://info.assist.org/ use the pull down menu under Database--go to:
• ASSIST Maintenance Reports--click on the link ("Click here to go to the ASSIST Maintenance Reports") and sign in using the username: REDWOODSFAC and the password: Copper.
• Now go to Course Artic. Summary (in the menu bar on the left)

  • Using the pull down menus select "College of the Redwoods" 
  • Select the term (defaults to current term)
  • Select Prefix
  • Select Specific Course Number
  • Select "All Institutions" which will show you every CSU campus and every UC Campus
    • You can be more specific if you're looking for just one campus in particular or if you only want to look at CSU's or UC's, but generally you want to look at all of them to see where articulation currently exists
  • Once ASSIST brings up the report you will see what, if any, articulation exists for your course. The report will reflect the articulation in various ways:
    • Course to course: listing our course and which course(s) on each campus that we are aligned to
    • Course to program: listing our course and a drop down that may show the university Majors the articulation applies to
    • Course to Electives/GE listings: sometimes our course can be part of a long list of course options that would fulfill a particular GE Area, Study Area, or Elective Area for a University

 

Creating new articulation

Many times we find that our coursework aligns well with existing coursework at the 4-year universities, but no articulation currently exists. If you are developing new courses that align with a 4-year lower division course, if you are revising a course to align to 4-year lower division course or you find coursework from your discipline that does not have current articulation but you feel that it aligns, the best thing we can do is work together to propose articulation. 

As Faculty members you are the experts in your course content and our objective is to fill in any gaps that may be holding up students from transfer or earning appropriate credit for completed coursework once they do transfer. If you have found a course that needs to be articulated, please email an Articulation Officer with the information so they can develop an Articulation Proposal Request for our 4-year University Partners. 

 If you have any questions or need assistance researching or determining Articulation utilizing ASSIST. Please contact Juana Esty at 707-267-8354 or via email at juana-esty@redwoods.edu


C-ID Information for Faculty & Staff

What is C-ID, how is it used at College of the Redwoods and how to utilize it when developing courses

The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) is a numbering system developed to ease the transfer and articulation burdens in California’s higher educational institutions. To learn more about C-ID, please visit www.c-id.net. Currently, C-ID has 321 approved descriptors and 31 draft descriptors from over 31 different disciplines. Currently College of the Redwoods has 143 approved courses and another 17 that have been submitted and are in progress or conditionally approved. 

What does this mean for us? C-ID descriptors are utilized as required criteria for the Associate Degree for Transfer TMC Templates as well as facilitating articulation when students transfer between Community College campuses and beyond to a 4-year university. The California Community College Chancellor’s office requires that courses be C-ID approved before they are listed on an ADT proposal. C-ID Descriptors can also be utilized to assist with Course Development or Revision and can be a tool for Student Course Substitution Reviews.

To access the CR courses that have been approved as comparable to C-ID descriptors, use the COURSES tab or http://www.c-id.net/course_compare.html. You can search for courses by discipline on our campus. You can also search other CSU campuses for comparable courses.

When developing new courses or revising courses, please see a list of finalized C-ID Descriptors by viewing http://www.c-id.net/descriptors.html and searching by discipline. The Descriptors are built in a fairly similar set up as our COR’s and by using them as a guide assists us in achieving C-ID approval and opens more pathways of utilization for that course.

Using C-ID as a tool for equivalency determination can be helpful when a student is requesting substitution of a course they may have taken at another CCC. While I still encourage faculty to review other CCC’s official course outlines and/or syllabi when determining a student’s course substitution, if our course and the course being requested for substitution have been approved for the same C-ID Descriptor it can give you confidence that the courses are likely aligned and cover the same content.

Under the “Courses” Tab you can use the drop down menus to search for all courses approved for specific C-ID Numbers or search by campus. Example: A student completed Cabrillo College’s ACCT 1A and would like to do a course substitution for our BUS 1A, we know that our BUS 1A is approved for C-ID ACCT 110. We can then utilize the drop down search to confirm that Cabrillo’s course is also approved for ACCT 110.

There are also some CSU courses that have been identified with C-ID Numbers that can also be helpful when attempting to align new or revised courses and confirm lower division status.

Submitting a Current Course for review to C-ID

If your discipline has a currently active course that aligns with a C-ID Descriptor, you can send an email to juana-esty@redwoods.edu identifying the CR course and the C-ID Descriptor(s) that you are interesting in having reviewed.


Associate Degrees for Transfer

What is an Associate Degree for Transfer? 

Known as AA-T or AS-T, associate degrees for transfer are special new degrees offered at California Community Colleges. 

What are the benefits of an Associate Degree for Transfer?

Students who earn an AA-T or AS-T degree and meet the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to a CSU. Please note: they are guaranteed admission to a CSU, but not necessarily to a particular campus or major. With this special degree, they may be given a GPA bump when applying to an impacted campus outside their local area or an impacted major that is deemed similar. Once they are admitted and enrolled in a designated similar degree program students have the opportunity to complete their bachelor's degree with as little as 60 semester or 90 quarter units of coursework.

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