When Arizona’s public universities are considering changes to baccalaureate programs which contain Common Courses, they must:
- Consider transfer articulation, including equivalencies (CEG, EEG) and applicability (the common course matrices—CCMs);
- Consult the operational definitions and implementation procedures for Common Courses: http://aztransfer.com/commoncourseoperationaldefinitions.htm.
- If the proposed changes include moving a Common Course from lower-division to upper-division, or from upper-division to lower-division; consult the criteria for upper-lower division courses: see above.
- When the discussions begin at the universities about changing common courses, the university ATF members must inform their ATFs about the proposed changes so that the entire ATF membership is given the opportunity to provide meaningful input about the impact of the proposed changes. The university ATF members must provide a timetable of the proposed changes, including the effective date of implementation.
- If any issues arise about the proposed changes, the ATF should work these out. If the ATF cannot come to a resolution of these issues, then the matter should be forwarded to AZTransfer Steering Committee.
- When all issues are resolved, the university AZTransfer Steering Committee representatives will provide any additional information regarding special accommodations for community college transfer as a result of these changes.
Supporting Information: Approved by APASC September 7, 2007
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