The preparation and efforts of ATF meeting participants result in the successful implementation of the Arizona Transfer System to ensure the community college students transfer to Arizona public universities with maximum application of earned college credits toward a baccalaureate degree.
Discipline specific ATFs make recommendations to:
- Confirm current baccalaureate degrees within the discipline specific ATF and categories/pathways that articulate with the two-year transfer degrees.
- Ensure, where applicable, that a minimum of six common lower-division credits for shared majors are identified (Common Courses).
- Select/affirm the appropriate Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) as part of the lower division preparation for baccalaureate degrees associated with the discipline specific ATF.
- Update the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG).
Discipline specific ATFs provide mechanisms for anticipating and/or resolving transfer issues by:
- Communicating accurate information regarding university degree program requirements and the transferability of community college courses to those programs.
- Posting the completed ATF report and meeting notes within 14 days, including:
- Institutions and names of ATF members represented at the meeting.
- New, confirmed, or changed pathways.
- New, confirmed, or changed common courses.
- New, confirmed, or changed exam equivalencies.
- New agreements regarding any of the five exam programs.
- New, confirmed, or changed agreements for any of the five exam programs.
- Summary of addressed agenda items that require follow-up.
- Summary of issues to be shared with the AZTransfer Steering Committee.
- Programmatic changes under development:
- Identifying the impact of proposed programmatic changes at the tribal and community colleges or universities which may affect the transferability of credits.
- Identifying the impact of proposed changes on courses, including SUN courses.