Support for Early Degree Progress Assessment and Efficient and Effective Electronic Transfer of Transcripts


RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) align itself with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) plenary resolution 06.04 E-Transcripts (Spring 2011), which resolved:

“That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support developing an electronic student transcript record-keeping and transmission system for all California community colleges as currently called for in Assembly Bill (AB) 1056 (Fong, February 18, 2011), providing there is adequate ongoing funding.”

; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU encourage the various California Community College Districts that do not yet use electronic transfer of transcripts to investigate the workload efficiencies and potential benefit to students that could accrue as a result of adoption of electronic transfer of transcripts; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU encourage the California Community College System to facilitate the success of SB 1440 by providing early degree progress reports; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute the resolution to The Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates

  • The California Education Round Table
  • Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges, Executive Committee
  • California Community Colleges Board of Governors
  • CSU Directors of Admissions and Records

RATIONALE: The effective implementation of SB1440 requires prior knowledge, by the admitting campus of the CSU, if the student is actually likely to obtain the AA-T or AS-T degree as appropriate to the program to which they are applying. Additionally, after transfer, a matriculated student at the CSU may not be able to access effective degree progress reports if their prior (pre-transfer) coursework is not represented within their computerized degree progress report. The purpose of this resolution is to ensure that the ASCSU makes its voice clear in support of: (a) computerized degree progress reports at the community college – which will both act as a tool to facilitating student degree attainment and supporting transfer – and (b) electronic transfer of transcripts which we view as likely to “reduce operational costs, expedite the transfer of student transcripts, and increase record portability” (ASCCC Plenary Resolution 06.04 E-Transcripts).

Approved Unanimously – May 3-4, 2012


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