ERIC Number: ED326271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Adoption of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum.
In 1988, Assembly Bill (AB) 1725 directed the governing boards of the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), and the California Community Colleges to jointly develop, maintain, disseminate, and adopt a common core curriculum in general education for the purpose of facilitating student transfer between institutions. In 1986, all three academic senates had already begun work on a common curriculum in response to recommendations from California's legislative Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education. By February 1990, all three senates had approved the curriculum, with implementation scheduled for fall 1991. Completion of this Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) permits a student to transfer from a community college to the CSU or UC system without taking additional general education (GE) courses to satisfy campus GE requirements. The IGETC calls for a student to complete specified courses in the following subject areas: English/Communications, Mathematics, Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Foreign Language. The IGETC agreement does not specify the individual courses to fulfill each of these requirements, nor does it list the procedures to be followed by community colleges in certifying that students have completed the IGETC. This report reviews the relevant AB 1725 legislation, summarizes the general contents of the IGETC courses, and describes the plans for its implementation and dissemination. The full text of the IGETC agreement and the names of the IGETC Committee members are appended. (JMC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Governing Councils, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, General Education, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 15 at a meeting of the Board of Governors of California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, January 10-11, 1991).