The Academic Senate has taken the lead in developing opportunities for community colleges and high schools to articulate courses and define pathways for students in specific areas of study, called Statewide Career Pathways:
Creating School to College Articulation provides an opportunity for high school and college faculty to meet, collaborate and develop articulation agreements. Agreements that result will vary by discipline and may include alignment of course skills, concepts and sequences, advanced placement possibilities and credit by examination options. While many schools and colleges have already participated in efforts to align curriculum and develop articulation agreements especially through Tech Prep programs, faculty have indicated several unmet needs which this project addresses.
- Develop a database of articulation agreements, accessible across the state.
- Provide opportunities and support for faculty at schools and colleges to meet and develop agreements.
- Create outreach strategies to encourage participation of students, parents and schools/college personnel.
The project is led by a steering committee with members from community college and high school faculty and administration, the California Department of Education, the Chancellor’s Office, Tech Prep and ROCPs.