Statewide Career Pathways FAQs

Your Common Questions Answered

question Who will create articulation agreements?

answer As always, local community college faculty, in cooperation with
teachers from their feeder high schools and ROCPs will determine the appropriate skills, competencies and knowledge necessary for student to receive college advanced placement and/or credit. This project will simplify and streamline the processes.


question Won’t college enrollment suffer if students get college credit for coursework at their high school or ROCP?

answer More students can be recruited through effective relationships with schools. If students are well prepared to move into more advanced studies, departments will be able to offer more sections of advanced levels and colleges will realize increased enrollment in certificate and degree programs, including coursework required in other departments.


question How will students benefit statewide?


answer The database of articulation agreements will make it possible for college faculty to access agreements written anywhere in the state. If a student took secondary classes outside a college’s attendance area, the department faculty at the college the student attends can decide, upon review, whether an agreement reached elsewhere would be acceptable. Educators will also have access to many examples of articulation agreements when forging new local agreements.


question How can I (or my colleagues) volunteer or get more information about this project?


answer Please see this website for more information about the project or email.


question How does this project relate to the work of current tech prep or other SB70 articulation projects?


answer The project builds upon and supports the current local and regional tech prep agreements and other articulation efforts. Discussions by discipline faculty begin with existing agreements and seek to renew or improve these agreements. The articulation templates developed by community college faculty and ROCP and high school instructors will consider curriculum and core competencies in specific subject areas. It is anticipated that the regional forums coordinated by the project will provide an opportunity for the field to review, provide input, and suggest changes that ultimately lead to articulation agreements, which allow students to move throughout California regardless of their district and receive credit when they attend a community college that offers those programs. This project augments the existing system that tech prep has built over many years and supports current efforts in other SB70 grants responsible for developing career pathways.

 

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