AZTransfer Facilitators are representatives from the Arizona public community and tribal colleges and the three state universities. Each institution has responsibilities at both the institutional and statewide level for managing the operational procedures supporting transfer articulation in Arizona. These responsibilities include oversight and coordination of processes and procedures related to ongoing maintenance of course equivalencies, transfer tools in AZTransfer, and ensuring that institutional faculty and staff are familiar with the Arizona Transfer System. AZTransfer Facilitators should remain current with the components of AZTransfer by reading the meeting notes from the discipline and non-discipline specific ATF meetings.
Each summer, all AZTransfer Facilitators participate in a two-day training retreat to prepare for the fall ATF meeting season. Topics covered during this training include:
- Review of the process and steps for Facilitators
- Transfer System updates, changes, and enhancements
- Training on new tools and resources
- Review of Common Course and Exam Matrices
- ATF meeting agenda revisions and updates
- Assignment of ATF meetings
Facilitating ATF Meetings
Each AZTransfer Facilitator should plan to participate in 3-4 discipline specific ATF meetings each academic year. ATFs are required to meet once a year. Most ATFs meet in the fall. During the annual Facilitator Training Retreat, AZTransfer Facilitators determine which ATF meetings they will facilitate. An AZTransfer staff member updates the ATF meeting calendar to assign the AZTransfer Facilitator for each meeting. If for any reason the designated AZTransfer Facilitator is unable to facilitate assigned meeting(s), it is that member’s responsibility to find a replacement or swap meetings with another member. If the AZTransfer Facilitators cannot reach an agreement, AZTransfer staff is contacted to resolve the issue.
Instructions for preparation before, activities during, and processes after meetings can be found here: Facilitator Duties & Responsibilities