AP 4050 Articulation - Administrative Procedures, Chapter 4 Academic Affairs

  • References: Education Code Section 66720-66744; Title 5 Section 51022(b); Accreditation Standard II.A.6.a

The Articulation Officer is responsible for the development, maintenance, and distribution of articulation agreements.  Articulation agreements are posted online via ASSIST <http://www.assist.org>.  Articulation agreements are updated three times a year.  The Articulation Officer is also responsible for requesting course transferability with the CSU and UC systems. 

The Roles and Responsibilities of an Articulation Officer (from California Articulation Policies and Procedures Handbook)

The process of faculty review that leads to the articulation of courses between institutions is coordinated and facilitated by the articulation officer on each campus. The campus articulation officer has a vital, professional-level role that requires an extensive academic knowledge base, highly developed communication skills, and the ability to facilitate and coordinate every aspect of the complex and detailed articulation process on the campus. This highly sensitive function requires quick analysis, comprehension, and explanation of the nature of articulation issues to the respective parties. There will be times when the articulation officer will also be called upon to diffuse conflict, and diplomatically negotiate and implement resolutions. While many of the officer’s responsibilities will be detailed throughout the Handbook, in general the officer will be expected to:

  • Serve as an advocate for the transfer student and, through the articulation process, seek to ease the student’s transition.
  • Be a well-informed resource person for students, campus faculty, administration, counseling/advising staff, and transfer center personnel on transfer curriculum, articulation, and related matters.
  • Disseminate current, accurate, articulation data to students, staff, appropriate departments, and campuses.
  • Serve on appropriate campus committees such as General Education, Curriculum, Academic Policies, and Catalog to provide input and to receive information about proposed changes in campus policy and curriculum.
  • Serve as a consultant to faculty, academic, and student services units, providing needed materials and information about course articulation proposals and acceptances.
  • Facilitate campus participation in intersegmental programs such as C-ID, regional transfer fairs, ICC activities, and LDTP discussions.
  • Monitor each stage of the articulation process and follow up with department and faculty for timely responses and decisions (see diagrams at ends of Chapters 5, 6, and 7).
  • Manage and update campus articulation data and provide an annual summary of transfer-related curricular changes for both internal and external recipients (see Chapter 7).
  • Be a gatekeeper of course outlines, IGETC, CSU GEB, baccalaureate lists, TCA Lists, LDTP agreements, ASSIST, and other articulation-related data (see Chapters 2, 5, 6, and 7).
  • Serve as a proactive agent for enhancing and improving existing articulation.
  • Initiate faculty-approved articulation agreements between institutions of higher education (see Chapters 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8).
  • Serve as an advocate for the faculty and campus academic programs.
  • Serve as an advocate for the other articulating institution, responsible for accurately communicating and conveying information and concerns about that institution’s curriculum to the faculty.
  • Serve as a moderator and mediator of problems or disagreements between the faculties of the home campus and the articulating institutions.
  • Serve as the campus liaison to the segmental system-wide office.
  • Attend and participate in conferences and workshops on articulation issues.

Faculty Senate Approved: November 2012
Adopted: November 2013