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  • Articulation and the “a-g” Requirements Jeanne Hargrove University of California Office of the President High School Articulation Coordinator
  • This Workshop Will Cover:
    • Course list update process
    • Course requirements for “a-g” approval
    • Recommendations for course articulation, including CTE courses
    • Policies and Programs
    • Resources and websites
  • Purpose of Articulation
    • A way for UC faculty to articulate to high schools the sequence of courses that they believe are essential in order for students to be prepared for college work
    • “ a-g” pattern determines if students meet minimum eligibility requirements
    • Preparation for lower division, not upper division, UC coursework
  • UC Philosophy
    • Research institution
    • Mission is academic and theoretical, not technical
    • Coursework is only a piece of whole student application in admission considerations
    • “ Applied” academic courses are acceptable if the primary focus is academic (i.e., “application” is an instructional strategy)
    • Technology-rich courses are acceptable if technology is used as a teaching tool, not as primary goal
  • Course Review Process UCOP sends out letter requesting schools update course list UCOP reviews course on a first-come, first- served basis Schools submit updated lists UCOP responds: cover letter and explanations for non-approved courses Schools resubmit non-approved courses (optional) UCOP updates course list UC uses course list to evaluate students’ eligibility Process repeats Students use course list when applying to UC Nov/Dec. 2007 Feb. 26, 2008 Feb.-Oct 2008 Nov. 2008 Begins Jan. 2009
  • 2007-08 Updates
    • New URL addresses for all Doorways sites
    • Update site opened – January 16
    • Preferred deadline to submit – March 16
    • All on-time submissions were notified – May 16
    • Update site closed October 16 th , site will close October 1 st for 2008-2009
    • Totals for 2007-2008 submission cycle
      • 2564 submissions
      • 7248 new courses submitted
      • 16,708 courses revised
  • Course List Update Process
    • Schools should update every year.
    • Review can take up to three months.
    • Steps of course review: (Previous)
        • UC OP staff reviewer
        • Committee reviewers
        • Faculty
  • Course List Update Process
    • No course description required for standardized courses:
      • Identical course approved at another school in district
      • Course reinstated within three years
      • AP, IB and UC College Prep courses
      • Approved Cyber High courses
      • Approved ROP/C courses
      • Approved CDE Agricultural Education courses
      • Approved “Project Lead the Way” courses
      • AVID Senior Seminar
      • CSU’s EAP Expository Reading and Writing course
  • Planned Revisions to UC Course Approval Process
      • Beginning in February 2008, outlines for newly proposed courses can be submitted individually.
        • Current process requires entire school submission at one time
      • Schools will be asked to complete new subject-specific template.
        • UC will not longer accept attachments
  • Planned Revisions to UC Course Approval Process- Cont.
      • UC will begin to implement an enhanced review process that will include a review by a subject matter expert as well as a UCOP reviewer.
      • VPA area only for 2008-09 submissions
      • The revised review process will be phased in over the next 2-3 years.
  • Cover Page for New Templates
    • Cover Page for all Courses: (New Information Requested)
      • Teacher Contact Information
      • If Advanced Placement –Participate in audit?
      • Whether course is CTE
      • Detailed textbook information
  • New Subject Area Templates
    • Each template will ask for information that is subject specific: (Same information for elective courses too)
      • Example:
        • History and English templates will ask for detailed information regarding reading and writing assignments.
        • Laboratory Science template will ask for detailed information regarding lab work, not just a list of labs.
  • Cont. New Subject Area Templates
        • New Templates cont.
        • Visual and Performing Arts template will ask for specific information on how each strand of the five state standards is covered
        • Elective area will require the subject specific template:
          • Ex. Earth Science will have the laboratory science template
  • Articulation & “A-G” Requirements
    • When building your school’s UC course list, certain requirements must be met for courses to qualify within each “a-g” subject area.
  • A. History/Social Science
    • All history courses should promote historical understanding and critical thinking and encourage analysis that requires going beyond the facts.
    • U.S. History
      • Course should cover full span of American history
    • World History, Culture and Historical Geography
      • Transregional/Transcultural history
    • American Government
      • Must focus on federal level
  • B. English
    • Reading
      • Must include full-length works (i.e., courses based solely on anthologies will not be accepted)
      • Readings should be incorporated into the curriculum.
    • Writing
      • Must require extensive expository writing
    • Courses in speech, debate, creative writing and journalism do not meet the “b” requirement.
  • C. Mathematics
    • Any level of math taken over two years is acceptable, but credit is granted only for one year.
    • Honors courses must be at least at the math analysis or pre-calculus level.
    • UC, CSU and high school faculty are working to revise and clarify math and science guidelines.
  • D. Laboratory Science
    • Lab science courses fall into three categories
      • College-prep courses in biology, chemistry or physics
      • College-prep courses incorporating applications in some other scientific or career-technical subject area but which cover core concepts expected in one of the three foundational subjects (examples: Marine Biology, Agricultural Biology)
      • Last two years of three-year sequence in Integrated Science
    • Additional courses may be drawn from a fourth category.
      • Advanced courses in any scientific subject area that build upon and specify as prerequisite one or more of the three foundational courses
      • Courses must offer substantial new material.
    • Lower-level science courses (i.e., without prerequisites) that do not address a majority of concepts expected in biology, chemistry or physics, may be approved as “g.”
      • Examples: environmental science, physical science, earth science, and Integrated Science 1
    D. Laboratory Science
    • Certification Criteria
      • Specify, at a minimum, elementary algebra as a prerequisite or co-requisite
      • Use scientific method: observe, form hypotheses, test hypotheses through experimentation/further observation, and form conclusions
      • Lab Work Required
        • Include hands-on scientific activities (labs) that involve inquiry, observation, analysis and write-up 
        • Labs should account for at least 20% of class time and should be itemized and detailed in the course description.
    D. Laboratory Science
  • Examples of CTE Science Courses
    • Many are approved in the “g” elective area
      • Agriculture
      • Engineering
      • Biotechnology & Forensic Science
      • Sports Medicine
      • Medical Research, Genome Project, Genetics
  • Tips for CTE Science Courses
    • Focus on the core science content
    • Use a standard science text as primary text
    • Incorporate at least 20% lab work
      • Does not include activities, videos, projects, etc.
    • Require science prerequisites
    • Consider the CTE sections as a lab environment for science content
  • E. LOTE
    • Acceptable languages: modern, classical, ASL
    • Fourth- and fifth-year courses should involve increasingly challenging reading of literature.
    • Middle school courses may be used to fulfill requirement.
    • Native-speakers courses are acceptable – schools should designate level.
  • F. Visual & Performing Arts
    • Course Content:
      • Must address all five component strands of the state VPA standards. (Standards can be accessed at www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/index.asp. )
      • Must include work outside of the classroom
      • Career-technical arts courses must focus on art content to be acceptable.
        • For example: Design courses (such as video production, architectural or graphic design, animation) must focus on elements of art and principles of design.
      • New “Design Course Resources” available on “A-G” Guide website
  • Examples of CTE VPA Courses
    • Graphic Design
    • Architectural Design
    • The Art and History of Floral Design
    • Fashion Design
    • Furniture Design
    • Animation
    • Video Production, Photography
    • Technical Theatre, Stagecraft
  • Tips on CTE VPA Courses
    • Focus on art fundamentals – the elements of art and principles of design
    • Align with the state VPA standards and describe in details how each state standard is met
    • Refer to the “Design Course Resources” on the a-g Guide web site
  • G. College-Prep Elective
    • Courses expected to be at advanced level with appropriate prerequisites in “a-f” subject areas:
      • e.g., Calculus, Spanish 3, Dance 4
      • Exceptions: Science (e.g., Earth Science)
      • OR
    • Courses designed for 11th and 12th grades with/without prerequisites, but can give an introduction to a college major or provide in-depth experience in new areas of academic disciplines:
      • e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Engineering, Computer Science
      • Many ROP courses are approved in the elective area
  • Examples of CTE College Prep Elective
    • Child Development
    • Engineering I & II
    • Forensic Biology
    • Introduction to Education
    • Introduction to Business Economics
    • Journalism (Advanced and Beginning)
    • Introduction to Biotechnology
    • Robotics
    • Sports Medicine
  • Policies and Programs
  • Honors Courses
    • All AP and designated IB courses accepted automatically
    • 3-semester/4-quarter-unit UC-transferable college courses that fall within “a-g” accepted for honors credit
    • School-created honors courses must meet following criteria and fall within course limitation:
      • Comparable to AP, IB or college-level courses
      • Intended for 11th- and 12th-graders
      • Appropriate prerequisites
      • Written final exam
      • Meet subject-specific criteria
    • According to CDE report, currently more than 5,600 CTE courses are approved to satisfy “a-g” requirements.
    • Examples include engineering, agriculture, health and biotechnology, design, business.
    • Most fall in science, VPA and elective area
    • UC and CSU Faculty have established CTE guidelines for courses for the elective area .
    Career Technology Courses
  • Curriculum Integration Pilot Program
    • Pilot project (CIPP) intended to promote integration of academic and career-technical course content in a way that is more likely to gain “a-g” approval. (See flyer.)
    • Grant money is available
    • Courses that have been approved:
      • Auto Physics
      • Medical Arts and Science
      • Physics of Electronic Robotics
  • New Policy: Online Courses
      • UC faculty approval of online courses is a two-step process.
        • Step 1 – Review and approve provider
        • Step 2 – Review and approve courses
      • Reviewers’ committee has reviewed several online providers’ applications.
      • Faculty has approved two online providers and continues to work with others for approval:
        • National University Virtual HS
        • UCI Extension (UCCP)
      • Full implementation of policy will take several years.
  • Current Online Policy
    • Until full implementation, current online policy will continue:
      • Principal can certify course
      • Add course to students transcript
    • Online courses cannot satisfy the laboratory science or visual and performing arts subject requirements
  • Independent Study Schools
    • Faculty has approved a policy to clarify the conditions under which courses from non-classroom-based/independent study programs can be approved to satisfy “a-g” requirements.
    • Intent is to ensure that students will be exposed to:
      • Academic learning with guidance from a subject expert teacher
      • A high level of academic integrity
    • Letters and policy will be sent to independent study schools soon.
    • Policy will be immediately implemented for new schools and schools that have a course list will have a year to align.
  • Resources and Websites
  • Doorways
    • Doorways portal: doorways.ucop.edu
    • Resources:
    • New URLs
      • Course lists: doorways.ucop.edu/list
      • “ A-G” Guide: www.ucop.edu/a-gGuide
      • Online update: doorways.ucop.edu/update
    • New URLS for all Doorways sites
  • Resources: “A-G” Course List Website
    • Including:
      • AP
      • IB
      • PASS
      • UCCP
      • CDE Ag Ed
      • CART
      • AVID
      • ROP/Cs
      • CSU
    • Lists now include:
    • Categories
    • WASC accreditation information
    • CDS code
    • School information
      • School governance
      • Primary school types (comprehensive, online, small learning community)
      • Secondary school types
      • Special programs (career pathways, academies, magnets, year-round)
      • Gold stars & blue diamonds
    New URL – doorways.ucop.edu/list
  • Resources: “A-G” Online Update
    • New URL for course submission updates:
    • https://doorways.ucop.edu/update
    • Site will open February 25 th for 2008 -2009 cycle
    • Online submission website features:
      • Revise school information, revise existing course lists, submit new courses
  • Resources “A-G” Guide Website
    • www.ucop.edu/a-gGuide
    • Annual updates
    • Resource for:
      • “ a-g” requirements
      • Course descriptions
      • New course submission
      • Cadre of Experts resources
      • FAQs
      • Enhancements for 2007–08
      • Contact information
  • Enhancements for 2007–08
    • New tab: Special Resources
      • Design course resources
      • Project-based resources
      • Curriculum integration resources
      • Career technical education resources (new)
      • New counselor resources (new)
      • Sections will include new text, links to course outlines, Cadre, presentations, reports, etc.
    • “ Search function” capabilities for entire website
  • Resources: Cadre of Experts
    • Over 300 volunteers
    • UC liaison/coordinator
    • Cadre is comprised of high school educators and University admissions/outreach staff
    • Cadre members include subject specialists, generalists, charter school reps., and ROP reps.
    • Available to assist high school colleagues
    • Listed on the “a-g” Guide web site
  • Questions? Contact Us…
    • E-mail:
    • [email_address]
    • Phone:
    • (510) 987-9570
    • Articulation questions:
    • jeanne.hargrove@ucop.edu
    • (510) 987-9592
    • “ A-G” Guide:
    • [email_address]
    • (510) 987-9592