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Articulation Made Easy - Statewide Career Pathways: Creating School to College Articulation


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Michelle Pilati,
Faculty Coordinator of the project
Rio Hondo College faculty member and Treasurer of the Academic Senate for CCC
Sacramento, CA

Kris Costa
Project Tech Prep Coordinator
Tech Prep Coordinator for College of the Sequoias
Visalia, CA

This SB 70 project created an infrastructure for articulation by bringing together high school, ROCP and community college faculty to develop articulation templates, making subsequent articulation agreements available for local articulation discussions. The session will discuss the project, showcase available resources, and provide materials for local articulation.

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Articulation Made Easy - Statewide Career Pathways: Creating School to College Articulation

  1. 4. Articulation Made Easy - Statewide Career Pathways: Creating School to College Articulation Kris Costa Member, Statewide Career Pathways Advisory Committee Michelle Pilati Faculty Coordinator, Statewide Career Pathways
  2. 6. Overview <ul><li>Linkages and SB 70 </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Career Pathways (SCP) </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Using SCP resources </li></ul><ul><li>Posting agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Your challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 7. <ul><li>2+2 </li></ul><ul><li>2+2+2 </li></ul><ul><li>Middle College </li></ul><ul><li>Early College High School </li></ul><ul><li>Concurrent Enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Prep </li></ul><ul><li>School-to-Career (federal name: STW) </li></ul><ul><li>SB 70, Scott </li></ul><ul><li>(Governor’s Initiative on Economic Development and Career Technical Education) </li></ul>Various Secondary / Postsecondary Linkage Projects
  4. 8. <ul><li>Governor’s Initiative on Economic Development and Career Technical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Chaptered into Ed Code 88532 </li></ul><ul><li>CCC System Office coordinating many responses </li></ul><ul><li>CCC Academic Senate is coordinating the largest project--- articulation with schools, ROC/Ps and colleges </li></ul>SB 70 (Scott)
  5. 9. CTE State Plan (excerpts) <ul><li>.” . . Additionally, the Tech-Prep consortium articulation agreements must: align with standard formats and guidelines as approved by the State, and as developed by the California Community College Academic Senate's regional articulation structure.” </li></ul>
  6. 10. CTE State Plan (excerpts) <ul><li>“ . . . The Statewide Career Pathways project will also coordinate with grant-funded regional articulation projects to assure that appropriate resources are available to the faculty tasked to develop articulation agreements. The State's implementation of the Perkins IV Title I and Title II guidelines will be brought into alignment with these emerging articulation templates and standards.” </li></ul>
  7. 11. CTE State Plan (excerpts) <ul><li>Beginning in the 2005-06 program year and continuing through the 2013-14 program year, California is using state funds through its Initiative on Economic Development and Career Technical Education (SB70, SB1133) to support regional and statewide articulation. </li></ul>
  8. 12. CTE State Plan (excerpts) <ul><li>Led by the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges, the Statewide Career Pathways project ( is working to systematize the State's articulation efforts and promoting regional and statewide articulation .” </li></ul>
  9. 13. Perkins IV <ul><li>Defines articulation more specifically </li></ul><ul><li>State Plan: Local articulation efforts should work with our project’s structure </li></ul>
  10. 14. AB 2448 (Hancock) <ul><li>Along with Perkins, calls for course sequencing between high schools, ROC/Ps and colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Career Pathways project will provide an opportunity for educators to clarify and facilitate course sequencing. </li></ul>
  11. 15. Project Goal <ul><li>Facilitate articulation between high schools, ROCPs, and colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>Also – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase awareness of CTE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>External </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove barriers </li></ul></ul>
  12. 16. Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
  13. 19. Building Trades
  14. 20. Resource Room
  15. 21. What’s the deal?
  16. 22. Road Trip Nation
  17. 23. “ Explore”
  18. 24. Resources
  19. 26. Facilitating Articulation <ul><li>Create templates </li></ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul>
  20. 27. Sequence <ul><li>Discipline groups develop articulation templates . </li></ul><ul><li>Templates disseminated for field input. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once approved, added to new database . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local articulation agreements written using templates. </li></ul><ul><li>New articulation agreements put into database. </li></ul><ul><li>Available statewide. </li></ul>
  21. 28. Accomplishments <ul><li>46 discipline groups convened </li></ul><ul><li>~90 templates drafted </li></ul><ul><li>Agreements being written to templates </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach & marketing </li></ul>
  22. 29. Accomplishments <ul><li>Regional articulation meetings held </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation Handbook developed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools for hosting articulation events </li></ul></ul>
  23. 30. Discipline groups so far. . . <ul><li>Administration of Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Business </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Science </li></ul><ul><li>Allied Health </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive Technology & Repair </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive – Small Gas Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Biological Science/ Biological Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Building Trades and Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Business/ Accounting/E commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development </li></ul><ul><li>CISCO/ A+ </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Information Science (CIS) </li></ul><ul><li>Dental Assisting </li></ul><ul><li>Design Drafting </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering/Applied Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Science </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Geospatial Technologies (GIS/GPS) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Design </li></ul><ul><li>Green/Environmental Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Health Occupations/CNA/ HHA </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality/ Culinary Arts/Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Interior Design </li></ul><ul><li>IT Applications </li></ul><ul><li>IT Web Design </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Design </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Machining / CAM </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assisting </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Office Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Ornamental Horticulture </li></ul><ul><li>Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Construction (Green Construction) </li></ul><ul><li>Video Production </li></ul><ul><li>Welding </li></ul>
  24. 31. In progress <ul><li>Facilitate articulation events (provide resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Populate database of agreements </li></ul><ul><li>More templates </li></ul><ul><li>Address “barriers” </li></ul>
  25. 32. Identified “Barriers” <ul><li>Transcript issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delayed credit; “credit in escrow” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University articulation issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will UC/CSU accept credit granted for HS work? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Database resistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is a commitment implied if I post an articulation agreement? </li></ul></ul>
  26. 33. “ Credit in escrow” <ul><li>Not mandated </li></ul><ul><li>Negatively impacts student persistence </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges position </li></ul>
  27. 34. Why delay credit? <ul><li>§ 55050. Credit by Examination. Such credit may be granted only to a student who is registered at the college and in good standing and only for a course listed in the catalog of the community college. </li></ul>
  28. 35. University Articulation Issues <ul><li>§ 55051. Articulation of High School Courses </li></ul><ul><li>“ Notations of community college course credit shall be made only if community college courses are successfully completed or if credit is earned via credit by examination.” </li></ul>
  29. 36. Database Resistance <ul><li>Articulation happens locally </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanism needed to indicate how a student seeking credit proceeds </li></ul>
  30. 37. What can you do? <ul><li>Break down barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Ease fears </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage involvement </li></ul>
  31. 38. Your Role <ul><li>Share materials; Be a conduit to the project </li></ul><ul><li>Send Tech Prep & AO to Training </li></ul><ul><li>Use the templates </li></ul><ul><li>Send in agreements.. </li></ul><ul><li>Help ensure local processes give students credit they earned. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss Residency Requirements </li></ul>
  32. 39. Resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Senate (916) 445-4753 </li></ul>