Course Identification Numbering
System (C-ID) – Common Course
Numbering, Articulation, Transfer
Degrees, and Beyond
Michelle Pilati, Rio Hondo College
Duane Short, San Diego Miramar College
Overview
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What is C-ID?
C-ID and Articulation
C-ID and TMC
C-ID and Your Curriculum
The Future of C-ID
Questions and discussion
What is C-ID?
• Origins
– A replacement for CAN
– A replacement for LDTP
– A response to various mandates and needs
from legislature and others
– CCCCO supported
– Faculty driven & intersegmental
What is C-ID?
• A “common course numbering
system”
• A set of descriptors to help
“translate” between courses at
different institutions
• A way to streamline articulation and
transfer
What is C-ID?
• A bilateral system of articulation
• The building blocks for TMCs / SB1440 degrees
• A tool to help in your curriculum
development
What else is C-ID?
• ..an established infrastructure for
intersegmental vetting.
• ..the only existing venue for the
convening of intersegmental discipline
faculty.
• ..a well-positioned initiative to facilitate
intersegmental collaboration.
• ..funded for foreseeable future.
Where can one get C-ID information?
• www.c-id.net
– General project information
– Discipline list servs (sign up today!)
– Descriptors
• For review and finalized
– Established articulation
– COR Review
– TMC
• For review and finalized
C-ID and Articulation
• A system of bilateral articulation
(CCC to CSU and CCC to CCC)
• Descriptor-based
– Like a general course outline
– Specify the “minimum requirements” for a
course to receive a C-ID designator
What is C-ID?
• Descriptor example
– C-ID MATH 240 Ordinary Differential
Equations, and;
– Hartnell College’s MAT 5
C-ID and Articulation
• C-ID Approval means
– Your course is articulated to every CSU that
has articulated the C-ID descriptor
– Your course is articulated to every other CCC
course approved for the same descriptor
– You must accept every other CCC course
approved for the same descriptor in lieu of
your own course
C-ID and TMC
• C-ID descriptors used to “build”
TMCs
– C-ID descriptors developed and approved
intersegmentally
– CCC courses approved for C-ID descriptors
have been reviewed by CSU and CCC faculty
– CCC courses approved for C-ID descriptors
carry bilateral articulation
C-ID and TMC
• C-ID approval and SB-1440 degrees
–Currently, CCC courses do not
need C-ID approval to be part of
an approved SB-1440 degree
–BUT in the future they will
C-ID and Your Curriculum
• C-ID descriptors can aid in
developing your curriculum
– Like a general course outline
– Specify the “minimum requirements” for a
course to receive a C-ID designator
– Developed by an intersegmental group of
CCC and CSU faculty
– Articulated by many CSU and CCC campuses
C-ID and Your Curriculum
• C-ID descriptor components
– Course description
– Minimum units
– Prerequisites & advisories
– Course content
– Laboratory activities
– Course objectives
– Methods of evaluation
– Sample textbooks or other support materials
C-ID and Your Curriculum
• Benefits to submitting courses for
C-ID
– Increased articulation with CSUs
– Possibility for increased articulation with UCs
and private/out of state universities
– Bilateral articulation with CCCs
– Future SB-1440 degree approval
– Reinvention of wheel not required!
C-ID and Your Curriculum
• Working with discipline faculty
– Provide descriptor as an example/tool
– Ask if other CCC courses approved for the
descriptor will be accepted in lieu of your
course
– Other ideas??
The Future of C-ID
• 2011-12
– C-ID in ASSIST
– Finalize more descriptors
– Add disciplines and courses
– Continue support of TMCs
• Top 20 Discipline Status
Top 20 Discipline Status (2007-2008)
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5.
Business Administration
Psychology
Liberal Studies
Criminal Justice
Sociology
Top 20 Discipline Status
6. Accountancy
7. Kinesiology/PE
8. Art
a) Art History
b) Studio Art
9. History
10.English
Top 20 Discipline Status
11.Biology – Vetting now
12.Child Development/ECE
13.Pre-Nursing – convened, but no
descriptors and no TCM (“high
unit”)
14.Management
15.Communication
Top 20 Discipline Status
16. Marketing
17. Finance
18. Political Science
19. "Speech Communications"
a) 856 students
b) ??
20. Social Work
a) 749 students
b) ??
The Future of C-ID
• Other topics
– C-ID as a means to address the “similar”
courses issue?
– C-ID as a means of developing descriptors
for courses that meet multiple purposes?
– C-ID as a tool to facilitate course updates?
The Future of C-ID
• www.c-id.net
– General project information
– Discipline list servs (sign up today!)
– Descriptors
• For review and finalized
– Established articulation
– COR Review
– TMC
• For review and finalized
Q&A
• Questions?
• Discussion?
Thanks!