ERIC Number: ED421190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The California Articulation Number (CAN) System: Toward Increased Faculty Participation.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
In response to plenary session resolutions of the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges, the Academic Senate Executive Committee prepared a paper that explores the background and purpose of the California Articulation Number (CAN) System, a cross reference course identification system for lower division, transferable, major preparation courses. The CAN System is based on course articulation--courses considered to be comparable, but not necessarily identical, and acceptable "in lieu of" each other. Additionally, the document examines the CAN process, describes the criteria to qualify courses, discusses faculty participation, delineates the role of the articulation officer, and identifies systemwide issues in the evaluation of funding of the project. Recommendations to local senates include viewing the CAN process as part of the local curriculum approval and review and ensuring faculty participation and oversight. Three appendixes include course qualification criteria, a CAN System survey, and an evaluation of the CAN System submitted to the Academic Senate by the Educational Policies Committee. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.