Monday, January 23, 2012

California Computer Science Transfer Model Curriculum and Descriptor Input Sought

California community college ICT faculty may be interested in a Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) effort, which has produced a Computer Science Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) and descriptor, which are now available for review. 

"In response to Senate Bill 1440 (Padilla, 2010) – the CCC transfer degree – we are pleased to announce that a draft form of the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) for Computer Science, developed by teams of intersegmental discipline faculty, is now available for faculty review on the C-ID website.

"Please go to the “TMC” tab at www.c-idnet in order to provide feedback (by February 29, 2012) on the Computer Science TMC. Your comments regarding areas needing improvement, as well as where you are in agreement with the TMC, are both appreciated. The direct link to the survey is

"Once finalized, California community colleges may choose to adopt the TMC (developing a degree that aligns with the proposed curriculum) and, as a consequence, benefit from a fast-tracked process through the CCC Chancellor’s Office (see for details). For more information about the development of the TMC and the role of C-ID, please click here:

"In addition, you are encouraged to log on to the C-ID website and provide feedback on the draft descriptor. Please leave your feedback by February 29, 2012.
  1. Go to
  2. Select the “Descriptors” page from the menu on the top of the website.
  3. Choose the "Comment on Descriptors" link.
      1. Click the “Register Here” link if you haven't already registered for access to the review area.
      2. After registration, a confirmation email with your password will be e-mailed to you immediately. You must click the confirmation link contained in that email message to enable your password so that you can log in to C-ID’s review area. Your e-mail message will be sent by, so please check your spam mailbox if you do not receive it and add this address to your safe sender list. 
      3. Use your email address (username) and password to login to the review area.
  4. Read the draft descriptor in your discipline area or related areas having impact on your discipline.
  5. Comment on the draft descriptor, indicating what you feel could use improvement, or any other feedback you think would be relevant or useful. Please note it is just as important that you comment when you are in agreement with the descriptor.
  6. We will keep your email address on file and send you email updates when additional or revised descriptors become available for comment in your discipline.
"It is imperative that your voice is recognized in this process.

"Faculty and other interested staff are encouraged to sign up for the discipline listservs to receive relevant communications. To sign up, please go to Please note that listservs have been created for those disciplines that are currently active in C-ID.  More listservs will be created as more disciplines are added.  If you don’t see your discipline, we encourage you to visit the website often as more disciplines will be added in the future."

From Holly Demé, Program Specialist, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

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