ERIC Number: ED330382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Building Bridges: Articulating Placement and Assessment Procedures in Writing Courses at BC and CSUB. Final Report. 1989-90 California Community College-California State University Joint Projects in English and Mathematics.
Pluta, Katherine R.; Flachmann, Kim
In an effort to improve communication between Bakersfield College (BC) and California State University at Bakersfield (CSUB) and prepare proposals for course and placement articulation agreements, a four-phase series of meetings, grading sessions, and workshops were held involving English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Communications faculty from both institutions. The activities focussed on placement procedures, developmental English standards, freshman composition standards, proficiency standards, and ESL instruction. A writing consultant from Kern High School District also met regularly with the group. This final report of the project includes a schedule of the meetings held, a project expenditure summary, a copy of the proposed articulation agreements for writing courses at the two colleges, a report by the project consultant, an evaluation instrument developed by the consultant for use by the project directors, and a copy of a letter from the English department at BC voting unanimously to accept the criteria for English course articulation with CSUB. Outcomes of the project cited in the consultant's report include: (1) resolutions declaring course equivalencies have been or will be accepted by both institutions; (2) a course equivalency resource manual will be developed to be shared by local high school English department chairs, counselors, and entering students; (3) staff development, evidenced by the enthusiasm of participants, has been fostered; and (4) a demonstrated model of intercollegiate cooperation has been devised. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Bakersfield.; Bakersfield Coll., CA.